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Serbia qualified for the World Cup finals, to be held in Qatar next year, after winning a deadly 2-1 victory over its host Portugal yesterday, Sunday, in the tenth (last) round of the first group of the group stage in the European qualifying for the World Cup.
Serbia topped the group, after raising its score to 20 points, 3 points ahead of its closest opponents, Portugal, who now have to play in the European playoff.
Portugal scored early through Renato Sanchez in the second minute, before the Serbian team equalized through Dusan Tadic in the 33rd minute.
While everyone prepared for the match to end in a 1-1 draw, which was enough for Portugal to qualify for the World Cup, (substitute) Aleksandar Mitrovic scored the goal of the deadly rise for the Serbian team in the 90th minute, to lead his country to reach the World Cup and achieve its first victory in the history of its confrontations with Portugal.
Before yesterday’s match, the two teams met in 7 matches, with Portugal 3 victories and 4 draws, without Serbia winning any.
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