Paris: Reigning European champions Italy and former European champions Portugal will face either team in the next FIFA World Cup. The two will have to decide who will play in the playoffs.
It would be heartbreaking for Italy, who did not reach the final round after losing in the play – offs, to do so again. If Italy enters, the World Cup will happen without Cristiano Ronaldo. There will be a huge loss to the World Cup.
Italy and Cristiano’s Portugal had to play in the play – offs after finishing second in the qualifying groups. Italy will face North Macedonia and Portugal will face Turkey in the first round of the play-offs in March.
The winner of this match will be decided in a clash between the two teams. Winning the first round will be a challenge for Italy and Portugal.
Portugal have played in every major tournament since losing the 1998 World Cup. Cristiano’s presence made all those tournaments shine. For the first time since 1958, Italy did not play in the last World Cup in Russia.
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