A FIFA World Cup 2022 without Cristiano Ronaldo? Well, that was surely on cards. However, both team Portugal and Ronaldo are heading to the Qatar world cup as they defeated North Macedonia to qualify for the finals. A double strike from Bruno Fernandes in the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers was enough for the Portugal team to qualify for the most awaited FIFA World Cup.
Bruno Fernandes first found the back of the nets in the 32nd minute of the match. Cristiano Ronaldo’s assist was good enough for the United striker to make it 1-0 for his team. Later, it was again Bruno with the goal as Diego Jota’s cross from the left-wing found the striker. North Macedonia had started well, but could not maintain the pace against a dedicated Portuguese team.
Stats to look at
- This is Ronaldo’s fifth World Cup, the most by any Portuguese player.
- Portugal before Ronaldo’s debut had played only 3 World Cups in 72 years. Post Ronaldo’s debut, this will be their 5th World Cup in 20 years.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Teams that qualified tonight
Robert Lewandoski led Poland to a massive 2-0 victory over Sweden to book a place in the FIFA World Cup 2022. Meanwhile, Sadio Mane’s Senegal kicked out his Liverpool mate Mohammed Salah’s Egypt from the World Cup run.
All the qualified teams in FIFA World Cup 2022
Till now 23 teams have booked their place for the Qatar World Cup 2022. Below are the teams which have qualified for the tournament.
Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Ghana, IR Iran, Japan, Korea Republic, Netherlands, Qatar, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Uruguay.