Should they beat Turkey, Fernando Santos’ men will face the winner of the showdown between Italy, the current European champion, and North Macedonia.
The Portuguese Football Federation announced that Portugal will face Turkey in the qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup at the Studio do Dragao, in Porto, where if they win, they will play the final match for that stage against Italy or North Macedonia. FPF).
The “Eleven” match led by Fernando Santos against the Turkish national team, scheduled for March 24, 2022, represents the return of the Quenas team to FC Porto, since the defeat imposed on Croatia (4-1), on September 5, 2020, in the group stage of the League of Nations .
If they win Turkey, Portugal will go to the final of Track C of the qualifiers, also meeting in Estádio do Dragão, in a match scheduled for March 29, 2022, the winner of the confrontation between Italy, the European champions, and North Macedonia.
The 2022 World Championships will be held in Qatar from November 21 to December 18 next year.
Since November 16, 2003, the opening date of Estádio do Dragão, Portugal has played 11 matches at the “blue and white” stadium, including the opening match of Euro 2004, in which Greece was defeated, 2-1 and the final of the League of Nations won on June 9, 2019 over the Netherlands (1-0).
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