The Portuguese national team's hopes were shattered yester night when they lost 1-2 to Sarbia in their own home ground. The Portuguese team led by Christiano Ronaldo could not inspire themselves to a winning position despite taking an early lead through Renato Sanchez goal. Their opponents responded well by a goal from Dusan Tadic and Alexander Mitrovic on either half. Portugal went into the game expecting a only a point to advance to Quatar while for Serbia it was a must win game.
There are reasons why Portugal could not qualify for the world cup through play offs.
1. The play offs has nations like Sweden, Ukraine, North Macedonia and Switzerland ( incase Italy wins) who are a difficult opponent to play against and they'll all be looking forward to secure a chance at Quatar.
2. The Portuguese national team has many players though their down fall could be overdependence on Christiano Ronaldo.
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