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World Cup: Portugal Joins France And Brazil In The 8th Final

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Portugal is the 3rd team qualified for the 8th final after France and Brazil. A qualification realized to have beaten Uruguay 2-0 in the framework of the 2nd day of the group H of the Football World Cup, Monday evening in the Lusail Stadium of Al Daayen, in Qatar.

Portugal left the initiative to Uruguay, which touched wood on a shot of Maxi Gomez in the 75th minute. Two minutes later, Luis Suarez, who came on for Cavani in the 73rd minute, missed a free kick from Giorgian de Arrascaeta. The Celeste had a third chance in the space of a few minutes when de Arrascaeta hit the target, but Diogo Costa again made a good save.

The Seleção let the storm pass and inherited a penalty after a handball by Sebastian Coates on a small bridge by Bruno Fernandes and the intervention of the VAR (88th). Ronaldo came off in the 82nd minute and Bruno Fernandes came up to Sergio Rochet from 11 meters and put Portugal in the lead (90th+3). The Manchester United midfielder had two more chances to add to the scoreline at the end of the match. He was beaten first by the Uruguayan goalkeeper (90th+8) and then by the post (90th+9).


Great favorite of this World Cup, Brazil will be at the appointment of the 8th final! For a long time without ideas, the Seleção has nevertheless finished strong and validated its qualification by winning late against Switzerland (1-0) this Monday on the 2nd day of group G.

Without Neymar, convalescent, the Auriverde found themselves quickly confronted with an opponent who did not hesitate to press high. Elvedi was particularly solid against Richarlison, but the Swiss did not concede anything and were equal to a Seleção that was not as easy as expected, and whose fans tried to wake up by giving their voices. For the first thrill, it was necessary to wait until the half hour and the excellent cross of Raphinha for Vinicius, who missed a little and allowed Sommer to push away.

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