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Portugal, no margin of error against Ireland

Portugal returns to the ring to close ensuring his presence, at least, for the repechage of the Qatar World Cup 2022. That is almost in his pocket. In fact, a victory against Ireland would certify it, but not only for that reason it is important to go for the three points.

Group A, which includes the Portuguese, is led right now by Serbia. Yes, it is true that he does it with one more game, but that point of difference is an alert for what remains, because there is no margin for error. On the calendar is marked the date of November 14, when the Serbs will travel to Portugal to play the key game of the group, but before that those of Fernando Santos They have to make sure they beat Ireland and then do the job with Azerbaijan and Luxembourg.

For that company, Cristiano Ronaldo It’s fundamental. As for everyone in Portugal. In the last of the calls he already became the footballer in history with the most goals with the national team and hopes to continue expanding that record against Ireland, which has practically no options at all. It would not have hurt to have Bernardo silva, the Portuguese most in shape at that time surely, but he arrived at the concentration “very tired and complaining”, as explained by Fernando Santos, and that is why the coach will reserve him against the British in order to recover him for the fundamental match from Serbia. It is not the only absence since Nuno Mendes is sanctioned.

It does not seem that the technician is going to do rotations. Portugal although Serbia He will arrive with more rest, since today he plays a friendly against Qatar in which he will not take risks (6:00 p.m.). His most competitive eleven is therefore expected, with Bruno Fernandes ruling the core, Joao Félix and Diogo Jota accompanying Cristiano Ronaldo and the central pair formed by Ruben Dias and Pepe. To replace the absent Bernardo Silva, Fernando Santos will opt for the experience of Joao Moutinho

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