Portugal does not lead Group A but is close to Qatar 2022. The Portuguese had to win this Tuesday at Luxembourg in Faro, where they played the match of the seventh day of the qualifying phase, and they did it with an unstoppable Cristiano Ronaldo, author of a hat-trick.
The Portuguese are second to one point behind Serbia, with whom they will play the lead on the last day of this group A. Portugal, yes, has a game less than the Serbs. And he also has something that his competitor does not, Cristiano Ronaldo, whose age, far from playing against him, seems to be giving him more and more maturity.
With two penalties in less than five minutes of play, at 8 'and at 13', plus another at the end in an attempted header that ended up hitting him with part of the shoulder to seal the final 5-0, Cristiano Ronaldo shone and charged with his nation to keep it in the fight for its qualification to Qatar 2022.
Everything indicates that the Portuguese, who will reach the next World Cup with 37 years, will not be contesting the last of his career, but will also say present in the 2026 edition. The paradox is that Neymar, 8 years younger, this week announced that he does not feel mentally stable to continue playing soccer, and anticipated that after the next international competition, he will no longer continue playing with his team, Brazil.