Italy stay out of World Cup in Qatar and Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal beat Turkey


Wales 2–1 Austria / FINI
Sweden 1-0 Czech Republic / FINI
Italy 1-0 North Macedonia / FINI
Portugal 3-1 Turkey / FINISHED

Scotland – Ukraine POSTPONED
* Russia – Poland CANCELED

120 MINUTES: At the end of the game, Sweden beat the Czech Republic 1-0 thanks to a goal from Robin Quaison in the second extra time. They qualify for the playoff final.

MINUTES 90+3: Final in Cardiff, Wales beat Austria 2-1 with a brace from Gareth Bale and they continue to dream of qualifying for the World Cup in Qatar.

MINUTES 90+6: End of the match in Porto, Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo beat Turkey 3-1 and continue to dream of qualifying for the World Cup in Qatar. Now they will face Macedonia, who eliminated Italy.

MINUTES 90+5: At the end of the match in Palermo, the Italian team is excluded from the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after losing 1-0 against North Macedonia. Huge surprise.

MINUTES 90+4: GOOOOOOOOOOOOOL for Portugal, Nunes makes it 3-1 against Turkey. Feel the game.

MINUTES 90+2: GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL of North Macedonia, Trajkovski scores 1-0 and they leave Italy out of the World Cup.

MINUTES 90: Five more are added to Porto. Portugal wins 2-1 against Turkey.

MINUTE 84: Yilmaz had a great chance to equalize the duel between Turkey and Portugal, but he threw his penalty in the clouds.

MINUTE 83: Penalty in favor of Turkey. VAR changes the referee’s decision.

MINUTE 81: Turkey is claiming criminal misconduct and the action will be reviewed by VAR.

MINUTE 74: Otávio missed a clear chance on goal when he netted a cross from the left, but the ball went wide.

MINUTE 71: Turkey are putting pressure on Portugal, who have brought in Joao Félix in place of Diogo Jota.

MINUTE 65: GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL of Austria, B. Davies discounts in Cardiff and the score is 2-1, still in favor of Wales.

MINUTE 65: GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL of Turkey, Burak Yılmaz scores 2-1 against Portugal. There is a game in Porto and there is plenty of time to play.

MINUTE 63: Italy fail to find the goal at home against North Macedonia. Difficult game in Palermo.

MINUTES 55: UUUUFFF… Diogo Jota fails with the goal at his disposal. He took the goalkeeper off and shot from long range, but the ball went up.

MINUTE 51: GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL of Wales, Gareth Bale appears again to score and they beat Austria 2-0.

MINUTE 48: Bernardo Silva’s left foot and the keeper save with a nice stretch.

MINUTE 46: In action and at the complement part in Porto. Portugal beat Turkey 2-0 in a 2022 World Cup qualifier in Qatar.

MINUTE 45: At the break, Italy draw against Macedonia as well as Sweden and the Czech Republic. Portugal beat Turkey 2-0 and Wales 1-0 against Austria.

MINUTE 42: It was Diogo Jota’s big goal against Turkey at Dragao Stadium.

MINUTE 42: GOOOOOOOOOOOL of Portugal, Diogo Jota makes it 2-0 against Turkey with a spectacular header. Assisted by Otavio.

40 MINUTES: Portugal continue to lead 1-0 against Turkey in Porto. Wales also beat Austria 1-0.

MINUTE 31: UUFFF… Head of CR7 which passes very close to the Turkish goal. But there was offside.

30 MINUTES: Italy have yet to open the scoring against North Macedonia.

MINUTE 25: GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL of Wales, Gareth Bale puts his country to win 1-0 against Austria in Cardiff. Superb free kick.

MINUTE 23: Cristiano Ronaldo claims a penalty, but is not sanctioned. The hand existed, but the referee considers it not punishable.

MINUTE 22: UUUFFF… Turkey almost equalized thanks to a header from Berkan. He passed near the right post of the Portuguese goalkeeper.

MINUTES 20: In the rest of the matches, the goalless draw remains.

MINUTE 15: GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL of Portugal, Otávio scores 1-0 against Turkey. A shot hits the post and Otávio takes advantage of the rebound to send the ball into the net with his right hand.

MINUTE 12: Cristiano Ronaldo’s shot that ends up in the hands of the Turkish goalkeeper. Portugal dominates.

MINUTE 10: UFFFF… Portugal free-kick and Diogo Jota misses the opening goal almost below the goal. His shot went up.

MINUTE 8: Shot from CR7 which goes well over the goal. He was alone and could even stop the ball.

MINUTE 5: Portugal takes the initiative. Stadium full in Porto and the supporters push their team.

MINUTE 1: UFFFF… Portugal’s first chance with Cristiano Ronaldo who couldn’t connect with a header against the Turkish defender’s mark.

MINUTE 1: Qualifying matches begin in Europe ahead of the World Cup in Qatar in 2022. All eyes are on Cristiano Ronaldo and the Portugal squad.

1:40 p.m.: The start of the match in Porto is approaching. Portugal and Turkey have already jumped onto the pitch.

1:15 p.m.: The Swedish team and their 11 against the Czech Republic: Real Sociedad’s Alexander Isak is the big figure in attack.

1:07 p.m.: Recall that Poland qualified directly for the final of their play-off after the exclusion of Russia in retaliation for the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian army.

1:05 p.m.: Gareth Bale also appears in Wales’ starting XI to face Austria.

1:02 p.m.: Real Madrid player David Alaba starting in Austria’s 11th game against Gareth Bale’s Wales in the playoffs.

12:55 p.m.: The Italian team face North Macedonia in Palermo and there are already 11 confirmed:

12:47 p.m.: There is a lot of weight loss in Portugal: Manchester City centre-back Ruben Dias, Wolverhampton full-back Nelson Semedo, teammate Ruben Neves and Lille midfielder Renato Sanches all miss the game against Turkey in due to injury. Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes is also absent.

12:46 p.m.: The Turkish team also confirms its starting XI to face Portugal in the playoffs.

12:39 p.m.: Portugal confirm their starting XI to face Turkey in Porto. Cristiano Ronaldo is the starter.

12:37 p.m.: Today’s games are: Wales v Austria in Cardiff, Sweden v Czech Republic in Solna, Italy v North Macedonia in Palermo and Portugal v Turkey in Porto.

12:30 p.m.: Welcome to the minute-by-minute of Europe’s qualifiers towards the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

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After the exclusion of Russia due to the invasion of Ukraine, eight teams (out of a total of 11) will start this Thursday the European play-offs for the last three places on the continent for the Qatar 2022 World Cup (to be held from November 21 to December 18).

Cristiano RonaldoRobert Lewandowski, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Gareth Bale, David Alaba… Several of these European football stars will not travel to Qatar and will have to watch the World Cup on television, just like Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, whose team Norway was dropped in the group stage and didn’t even qualify for the playoffs.

See: 17 tickets are defined. The countries that will fight for qualification and the 15 that are already in the World Cup in Qatar

Much of the attention of football fans will be on Table C of this qualifier, in which they coincide Portugal and Italytherefore one of the last two European champions will be excluded from the world.

At 37, Cristiano Ronaldo is before the last opportunity to play a worldwhich would be the fifth for the Portuguese star, and in case of non-achievement of the objective, it would be the end of the golden age of Portuguese football, which culminated with the Eurocopa-2016, with the only international title of the Selecao.

But before reaching an eventual dramatic finale against Italynext Tuesday in Porto, Portugal He will have to overcome the obstacle of Turkey on Thursday and he will have to do it with many losses in the defensive sector (Ruben Dias, Pepe, Semedo, Ruben Neves, Anthony Lopes, Joao Cancelo, Renato Sanches).

Italywho will be without long-time injured star Federico Chiesa, will have to beat North Macedonia in Palermo, a team that have already been able to win in Germany in the group stage.

Less than a year after being crowned European champion, the Nazionale is reliving the nightmare of the playoffs, which already deprived them of qualification for Russia-2018 by losing to Sweden. A second consecutive absence from the world’s highest international competition would be catastrophic for Italian football.

Also: Qatar 2022 World Cup Group Stage Draw. Day, Time, Transmission, Format and Ranked Teams

On course A of the playoffs, two Real Madrid teammates will face each other: the Welshman Gareth Bale and the Austrian David Alaba. However, the outcome of this table will not be known next week, since the other semi-final, which should oppose Scotland and Ukraine, has been postponed indefinitely due to the war in this country. Eastern Europe.

In retaliation for the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian army, FIFA decided to exclude Russia from the race for the World Cup, so that Robert Lewandowski’s Poland qualified directly for the final next Tuesday, against the winner of Thursday’s duel between Sweden and the Czech Republic.

The three teams that win these play-offs will directly join the 10 other European teams that have already won the ticket by finishing first in their respective qualifying groups: Denmark, Germany, France, Belgium, Croatia, Spain, Serbia, England, Switzerland. and, Holland.

Program of European dams for the World Cup in Qatar-2022 for Thursday, March 24 (all matches at 1:45 p.m. Honduras time):

Table A

Wales – Austria in Cardiff
Scotland – Ukraine POSTPONED

Table B

* Russia – Poland CANCELED
Sweden – Czech Republic in Solna


Italy – North Macedonia to Palermo
Portugal – Turkey in Porto

Finals Tuesday March 29 (12:45 p.m.)

Poland – Sweden/Rep. Czech

Portugal/Turkey – Italy/North Macedonia

On a date to be determined:

Wales/Austria – Scotland/Ukraine

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