Leagues

Cristiano Ronaldo‘s hopes for the 2022 World Cup took a big blow as Serbia clinched an automatic berth to the tournament in a comeback 2-1 win over Portugal in their Group A qualifier on Sunday.

A 90th-minute header by halftime substitute Aleksandar Mitrovi lifted Serbia into top spot on 20 points, three more than second-placed Portugal, who only needed a draw to finish top on goal difference and qualify.

Instead, Ronaldo and Co. will now head into the March playoffs.

Mitrovic beat home goalkeeper Rui Patricio with a downward header at the far post to spark wild celebrations on Serbia’s bench after visiting captain Dusan Tadic had cancelled out an early Renato Sanches opener for Portugal.

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

Reyna won’t dwell on injury-hit 2021-22. He’s too focused on the World Cup
Richarlison scores brace, Brazil ease past Ghana
Ronaldo charged by FA over fan phone incident
Pogba extortion case takes bizarre twist
USMNT has no answer for Japan in friendly loss

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.