Cristiano Ronaldo will be able to participate in his fifth FIFA World Cup after Portugal overcame North Macedonia 2-0 on Tuesday to secure a spot in Qatar 2022.
After the game, Ronaldo posted on Instagram that he had scored. We arrived in Qatar in time for the World Cup. We are at the position we merit.
This time, unlike against European champions Italy last Thursday in Palermo, there was no spectacular late victory for North Macedonia to knock out the traditional superpower.
After receiving a feed from Ronaldo in the first half, Bruno Fernandes scored the first goal for the hosts. He added another goal in the second half to guarantee Portugal’s sixth consecutive appearance in the World Cup.
The triumph, according to Fernandes, is unique. “What mattered was that we accomplished our objective. Although Portugal has played better games, we will always remember this one since it earned us a spot in the World Cup.
North Macedonia, which had just finished its first participation in a significant competition at the 2020 European Championship, will not be making its debut in the finals.