Italy and Portugal will fight for one of the remaining UEFA places for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, so the possibility of seeing a World Cup without Cristiano Ronaldo or without the current European champion is a reality.
This Friday the draw for the UEFA playoffs was held for qualification for Qatar 2022, and both Italy and Portugal They were in the same group, so if they pass their semifinal games, they will collide with each other for one of the three tickets that remain for the confederation to be in the World Cup.
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The Italian national team will face North Macedonia and the Portuguese national team will face Turkey in the semifinals of the playoffs, which will be played on March 24, according to the draw made this Friday by the FIFA to decide the last three European teams.
If both overcome this confrontation, they will have to meet in the final on the 29th, which will be played in Portugal.
– Semifinal draw (March 24)
4. Sweden-Czech Republic
5. Italy-North Macedonia
– Final draw (March 29)
winner 2 (Wales-Austria) – winner 1 (Scotland-Ukraine)
winner 3 (Russia-Poland) – winner 4 (Sweden-Czech Republic)
winner 6 (Portugal-Turkey) – winner 5 (Italy-Macedonia)
Italy or Portugal are not going to the World Cup Caption FIFA TV
After the qualifying phase they assured their presence in Qatar, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, France, Croatia, Spain, Serbia, England, Switzerland and the Netherlandson behalf of the UEFA.
The host team, along with Brazil and Argentinahave also guaranteed their participation in the competition, which will be played from November 21 to December 18 next year.