Portugal’s World Cup 2018 hope still hanging

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Sunday, October 8th, 2017 | 0

Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo scored a goal in the last match of Portugal and so, they have still hope to qualify for the main event of FIFA World Cup 2018 directly.

In the second half, Ronaldo was fielded and showed his team to the way of victory. Along with him, Andre Silva also scored a winning goal so far. So, with their goals, Portugal beat Andorra by 2 – 0 and keep the hope alive for Russia World Cup 2018.

Portugal's World Cup 2018 hope still hanging

In Saturday night at the opponent’s ground, the current UEFA Euro champion defeated Andorra by 2 – 0. At the end of the first half, the Portuguese coach Fernando Santos decided to landed Real Madrid man to the ground and his decision was proved right. In 63rd minutes of the game, Ronaldo took control of the ball just outside of the box and took the lead of the game very carefully. With the goal, in this qualifying round, he scored fifteen goals in eight matches. Till now, his international goals number is 79 by playing 145 international matches.

In 86th minutes of the game, the forward of AC Milan Andre Silva scored a goal and made the difference heavier. In that minutes, they secured the game as well. Now, they are placed in 2nd position after playing nine matches in group B.

On the other hand, Switzerland has kept the winning rate hundred percent. They beat Hungary in their last match by 5 – 2 and has achieved the first place of the group with 27 points. In next Tuesday, at the home ground, team Portugal will face Switzerland. To make entrance to the FIFA World Cup 2018 directly, there is no other way but to beat Swiss in the next match.

After more than eight decades, France has received a wonderful victory against Bulgaria at their home venue. The former World Cup champion won the match by 1 – 0 which was the match of group A. With the victory, France holds the top position in the group and their current point is 20. Before the match, French team defeated Bulgaria at their home ground in 1932. They won by 5 – 3 goals back then.

At the home ground, Sweden destroyed Luxembourg by 8 – 0 goals. They have also chance to play World Cup 2018. They are just placed 2nd position. In the same group, Netherlands defeated Belarus by 3 – 1 and placed 3rd position. Though at the last round, they have a chance to beat Sweden but they are far behind considering goal difference.

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This is Toqui Tahmid a webmaster and sports reporter at Tsmplug



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