Example: Portugal vs. Northern Macedonia – forecast, team news, reports

Sports Mole is a demonstration of Tuesday’s qualification for the World Cup – European duel between Portugal and North Macedonia, including predictions, team reports and possible teams.

They are potentially only 90 minutes away from the rest of international history, Northern Macedonia travel to Estadio do Dragao to meet Portugal in their World Cup 2022 final play off on Tuesday night.

Fernando SantosHis team defeated Turkey 3: 1 in their semi-final match, while the guests sank the reigning European champion Italy 1-0 on a beautiful night in Palermo.


Preview of the match

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Portugal and its rather exhausted defense refused to allow them to be influenced by the amazing scenes behind the pond in Italy, holding on to the role they had against Turkey in their semi-playoff semifinals and quickly beating two goals. octavio‘s proximity to completion and Diogo Jotaprofessionally placed header.

Burak Yilmaz then Turkey got from the hero to zero when the veteran from Lille scored to reduce the deficit before the penalty over the crossbar, and Portugal took care of the result with the remaining seconds. Matheus Nunes rounded the score.

The winners of Euro 2016 advanced to the semifinals with three of their defensive devotees in Joao Cancelo, Pepe a Ruben Days they were missing for one reason or another, but their rightful place in the World Cup final is now firmly in the viewfinder.

Portugal has failed to qualify for the biggest tournament of all since 1998, but Santos insisted that his party show the respect they have for Northern Macedonia on Tuesday, although finding the back of the net should not be a problem for Santos. .

Portugal has indeed scored in each of the last 19 World Cup qualifiers at home since it has drawn in a goalless draw with Sweden in March 2009, but it is no stranger to northern Macedonia to suppress a normally lush attack.

Stefan Ristovski of Northern Macedonia celebrates with his teammates after the match on March 24, 2022© Reuters

Soccer. No further words were needed on Thursday evening. The meteoric rise of Northern Macedonia, which many wrote off before the first ball was kicked at Renzo Barbera Stadium, reached a new level as Italy entered the second cycle without a World Cup.

WITH Roberto ManciniThe party rejected the opportunity after the opportunity to break the stalemate at home – Domenico Berardi especially at night he was guilty of extravagance – both groups of players fell to their knees for various reasons such as Alexander Trajkovski thrown home of the past Gianluigi Donnarumma deep into the second half of the injury.

Whatever happens in Porto on Tuesday night, footage of Northern Macedonia celebrating the victory over the Euro 2020 winners and the 2006 World Cup champions will long be remembered. Blagoja Milevski et al., with the manager claiming that his party “won the Italian style” against the wasteful Azzurri.

Northern Macedonia’s famous victory in Palermo was North Macedonia’s third World Cup qualification – as well as its third victory in a row and a clean-up account – and there is certainly no reason for the Milevski team to think they can’t go all the way. and book your tickets to the first ever World Cup final.

The guests managed to keep Portugal in a 0-0 commemorative draw when the two sides last met in a friendly match in 2012, with Tuesday’s match being the first competitive match between the two nations as North Macedonia aims to strike with lightning. twice in Porte.

World Cup Qualifiers in Portugal – Form of Europe:

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Qualification for the World Cup of Northern Macedonia – Form of Europe:


Team news

Portuguese Joao Cancelo celebrates scoring against Israel on June 9, 2021© Reuters

Portuguese Cancelo is back after a sentence served in the victory over Turkey and is ready to replace him Diogo Dalot on the right defender, while Santos did not notice any fears of injury in the semifinals.

The host manager made a big challenge and handed him gloves Diogo Costa in the middle of the week and should maintain faith with the 22-year-old here, Inc. Danilo Pereira it fills in the middle at the back next to it again José Fonte.

Otavio also justified his inclusion against Turkey with goals and assistance and should join Jota and Cristiano Ronaldo again in the front line, like Joao Felix accepts the role of bench for the playoff finals.

Northern Macedonia, meanwhile, will have two bases in the middle of the field Eljif Diamond a Tihomir Kostadinov back from Tuesday’s sentence, both of whom returned in time for the midfielder’s deputy Boban Nikolov was taken off wounded against Italy.

Both Elmas and Kostadinov could then return to the first XI Arijan Ademi He also left the field just ahead of time in the semifinals, but Milevski will certainly maintain his faith in most of the 11th team, who showed such brave performances in Palermo.

Striker Milan Ristovski However, he has scored only one goal in the last eight appearances for the national team and the place of the 23-year-old is at risk. Bojan Miovskiwho came from the bench to build Trajkovsky’s late winner in the middle of the week.

Possible basic line-up of Portugal:
Costa; Cancelo, Pereira, Fonte, Guerrero; Silva, Moutinho, Fernandes; Otavio, Ronaldo, Jota

Possible basic line-up of Northern Macedonia:
Dimitrievski; S. Ristovski, Velkovski, Musliu, Alioski; Elmas, Kostadinov, Bardhi; Churlinov, M. Ristovski, Trajkovski


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We speak: Portugal 2: 0 Northern Macedonia

While Northern Macedonia deserves tremendous recognition and even more for beating European champions on its own lawn, the more clinical side would certainly use at least one of the 32 chances to break Milevsky’s defenses.

The guests have proved to us before that we were wrong, but Portugal did not need such lessons in ruthlessness against Turkey and has a lot of offensive opportunities from the bench if things were a little pear-shaped, and we can only imagine that Santos’s party will advance to Qatar as north. Macedonia’s magical pilgrimage ends at the last hurdle.


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