World Cup 2022 qualifier: Serbia pushes Portugal to the playoffs; Spain, Croatia qualify

Lisbon [Portugal], November 15 (ANI): Serbia stunned Portugal 2-1 in Lisbon on Sunday night when they qualified for next year’s World Cup.

Spain and Croatia also secured their places to Qatar 2022 after their 1-0 wins over Sweden and Russia respectively.

Portugal got off to a dream start when the home side opened the scoring after just two minutes through Renato Sanches. However, Serbia bounced back and equalized with Dusan Tadic’s blow.

Aleksandar Mitrovic then took the important goal as the stoppage time approached and gave the guests a memorable win as Portugal now have to go through the playoffs for the place in next year’s showpiece.

In Sevilla, Spain made sure they avoided the playoffs when Alvaro Morata’s goal four minutes later ended Sweden’s opposition.

Elsewhere, 2018 finalists Croatia also needed a late winner as an own goal from Fedor Kudryashov booked his place in Qatar. (ANI)






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