Road to Qatar: How Portugal qualified for the 2022 World Cup


Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal secured their place in the Qatar World Cup final – but they had to do it the hard way after failing in the group stage.

Portugal finished second in Group A after losing at home to Serbia in their last match to finish three points behind their opponents


It meant Fernando Santos’ side negotiated their way through the play-offs, which they did after wins over Turkey and North Macedonia.

The qualifying campaign will also be remembered for Cristiano Ronaldo breaking the record for most international goals, overtaking Iran’s Ali Daei by 109.

The veteran Manchester United striker has scored six times in qualifying. He has 117 international goals.

In Qatar, Portugal were drawn in Group H along with Ghana, Uruguay and South Korea.

In the gallery above, you can see how Portugal qualified for the final which started on November 21. To see the next image, click the arrows or simply swipe if on a mobile device.

Portugal fixtures in Qatar 2022

November 24 Portugal v Ghana – Stadium 974 (8pm KO UAE)

November 28 Portugal – Uruguay – Lusail Stadium (23:00)

December 2 South Korea – Portugal – Education City Stadium (7:00 p.m.)

Updated: June 20, 2022, 02:38

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