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Cristiano Ronaldo suffers: Is his participation in Qatar 2022 in danger?

It was difficult for me before the draw, and now the drama is total. Portugal will have to face two very difficult rivals if they want to be in Qatar 2022. Is their classification in danger?

Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal

After having lost in Lisbon, against Serbia and at minute 94, the Portugal National Team and Cristiano Ronaldo received the worst possible news. FIFA drew the UEFA play-offs for the three remaining spots to be in Qatar 2022 and CR7 will have the heaviest rival of all.

In the semifinals, Portugal and Cristiano will have to face Turkey, which will already be a very high risk event because although they finished second, they were one of the best teams in the Qualifying Round. However, the most relevant thing is that in case of going to the final, he will have to face Italy, the flaming champion of Europe, so a power is left out of the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

The 12 teams that will have to play the play-offs for the World Cup will have to play six semi-finals and three single-match finals. The venue will be for those teams that have performed better in the group stage, while the hosts of the finals will be determined by another draw. The semi-finals of the UEFA play-off will be on March 24 and 25, 2022 and will be a single match. While the finals of the repechage will be on March 28 and 29, 2022.

How did Cristiano Ronaldo do the last time he played the playoffs?

In qualifying for Brazil 2014, Cristiano and Portugal finished second in Group F with 21 points and the rival on duty for the play-off was nothing more and nothing less than Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Sweden. The first leg was played in Portugal on November 15, 2013, at the Da Luz stadium in Lisbon. The locals won 1-0 with a goal from Cristiano Ronaldo.

The rematch was played four days later at the Friends Arena in Solna, Stockholm. It was an electrifying match where victory smiled at Portugal 3-2, with an intractable Cristiano. The hat trick of the Portuguese star drew applause from Zlatan Ibrahimovic himself, the other figure in the series, who converted a double that he did not reach.

Alexis Almosnino

Digital Sports Journalist received at the university Tea & Deportea in 2016. Specialized in graphic media.+ info

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