Portugal has been one of the finest teams in the history of football. The country has a rich heritage of football. It has produced legendary players like Luis Figo. The country is also home to arguably the best player of the modern era-Cristiano Ronaldo.
Thus, it was very much essential for the team to do well in their qualifiers. The team has performed quite well in recent times.
They have done remarkably well in some of the major international tournaments. However, one thing that has been missing from the cabinet of Cristiano Ronaldo is the coveted trophy of the Fifa World Cup.
The upcoming World Cup is, in all probability, the last one for Ronaldo. Thus, he will be eager to give his one hundred percent to win the trophy.
The team seems to have been progressing in the right direction. They did fairly well in the qualifiers. While big teams like Italy struggled, Portugal did not have much of a jitter.
They have confirmed their place in the World Cup recently after they beat North Macedonia by a couple of goals. Let us learn more about the story in detail below.
Portugal Win 2-0
Portugal faced an uphill task of beating resilient North Macedonia. Macedonia was one of the biggest surprises in the qualifiers.
They played brilliantly and shocked the European Champions. After ending Italy’s world cup dreams, they came for the Portuguese team.
However, the Portuguese team was well aware of North Macedonia’s capability.
Portugal played tight defense and kept on moving the ball in the midfield. They played short passes and kept on pressing at their opponent’s goal.
Soon, the hard work paid off. Bruno Fernandes was brilliant as usual and scored a brace to sink the dreams of North Macedonia.