Italy, Portugal to fight for a place in the World Cup

Italy, Portugal to fight for a place in the World Cup

LONDON, November 26 (Xinhua) – Reigning European champions Italy and 2016 European champions Portugal were able to lock horns for a World Cup place in 2022 as they were drawn on the same road in the playoffs on Friday.

The 12 teams from UEFA were drawn into three lanes with the winner of each road to reach the Qatar World Cup finals.

Italy meets Northern Macedonia first in Path C while Portugal plays against Turkey. The winners will meet in one of the three playoff finals to be held on March 29.

In Path A, Scotland will host Ukraine while Austria will visit Wales. The semifinals in Path B are Russia vs Poland and Sweden vs Czech Republic.

Ten teams have already qualified for the World Cup finals after finishing at the top of each group in the European qualifiers. They are Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, England, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Serbia, Spain and Switzerland.

Source: sn.dk


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