The European Qualifiers for the Qatar 2022 World Cup will begin today with 12 games, among which the one played at home by Portugal, one of the great candidates for the next tournament, stands out. In this way, Cristiano Ronaldo and his team will face Azerbaijan at the Juventus Stadium in Turin, in a match that will start at 8:45 p.m. local time.
For Group A, which also includes Serbia, Luxembourg and Ireland, Portugal will start the World Cup illusion, ahead of the next World Cup in Qatar. It should be noted, that the game was moved from Portugal due to concerns that Premier League players would be forced to quarantine in a hotel on return to the UK.
The truth is that Portugal arrives as a wide favorite in a match, which should not only win, but on paper, everything indicates that it will do so by a landslide. So much so, that Portugal have won the last 4 matches against Azerbaijan in all competitions. In addition, Azerbaijan have lost 6 of their last 7 matches in the FIFA World Cup.
On the other hand, Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, and their teammates have only suffered two defeats since the 2018 World Cup. We’re excited to see what Portugal can produce as they begin their qualifying campaign and if Cristiano Ronaldo will edge closer to Ali Daei’s all-time international record of 109 goals. It is all given to make it so, and the last time these sides met was back in 2013 where Portugal dominated with a 2-0 win in the world qualifier in Baku and with Portugal having already beaten Azerbaijan five times previously.