The Portuguese national team returned with a valuable point from Dublin and took the top of Group A by drawing negatively against its host Ireland the day before yesterday, in the ninth round of the European qualifiers for the World Cup 2022. With this tie, the Portuguese team is in the lead with 17 points, which is the same balance as Serbia, which will be The next rival to the companions of Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo.
“It is always difficult to play in Ireland, the important thing is that we have taken our destiny into our own hands, and we will qualify in Lisbon,” Ronaldo said in a press statement.
With only one round remaining, Portugal will need to draw only in the upcoming match at home against Serbia to guarantee direct qualification to the World Cup, given the goal difference in favor of Seleção (+12 vs. +8). But with this draw, the absence of Ronaldo, the best scorer at the international level, from scoring.
Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in his last international appearance last month, when his country beat Luxembourg with a clean six, during which he raised his absolute record of international goals to 115 in his 182 international match, knowing that he is the most participating European player at the level of national teams.
• Ronaldo failed to score against the Irish, but he is still the first international scorer with a record 115 goals.
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