The Portuguese national team qualified for the 2022 World Cup on Tuesday by beating North Macedonia 2-0 at the Estádio do Dragão.
Portugal occupy one of the 13 European places for the World Cup. So far, 12 European teams are already known to be in Qatar, with only one vacancy remaining, which will be filled by Wales, Ukraine or Scotland.
THE The Portuguese team is the top seedi.e. it will be placed in pot 1 when it occurs in Friday, April 1, draw in Doha, Qatar. The national team occupies the eighth place in the FIFA rankings, but as Italy will not participate in the competition, Portugal gains a place and is thus part of the group of teams that will be in the main pot.
FIFA explained that Qatar, as the host country, will feature in the seeded pot alongside the top seven in this ranking.
Portugal already knows that it will not face Qatar (host country – 56th in the ranking), Belgium (1st), Brazil (2nd), France (3rd), Argentina (4th), England (5th) and Spain (7th) .
HERE ARE PORTUGAL’S POSSIBLE OPPONENTS IN THE QATAR WORLD
- * There are two vacancies to be filled – Mexico and the United States are the favorites to arrive in Qatar
- South Korea
- Saudi Arabia
- * There are three vacancies to be filled via the play-offs
Five places remain to be filled, which risks modifying the constitution of the prize pools, due to the update of the FIFA ranking, which takes place this Thursday, March 31.
Portugal can face Germany again in the group stage. In the 21st century, the Portuguese team was in the same group as the Germans four times in the final stages of major competitions. Of these four games, Portugal won one (Euro 2000) and lost the others – Euro 2012, World Cup 2014 and Euro 2020.