Qatar vs Portugal Final LIVE Football Score Sept 4, 2021
Egan gave the visitors a lead in the first half with his cushioned header but Portugal managed to get home the points as the inevitable Cristiano Ronaldo notched up a brace within 6 minutes at the death. His twin strikes saw him break the record of Ali Daei for most goals in international football and send him atop the world. Muntari is ruled out for Qatar due to injury while Ronaldo is suspended for the visitors after he received a booking for removal of his shirt during celebrations against Ireland. The Portuguese captain has left the national camp for a return to Manchester ahead of his return to the Red Devils.
The first international break of the 2021-22 season is upon us, as the last stage of Concacaf qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup gets underway with United States men’s national team squaring off against El Salvador, Canada and Honduras. You can catch all of the USMNT’s away matches on Paramount+. The World Cup and European champions are into immediate action with France hosting Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as Italy welcoming Bulgaria. Europe is not the only continent with significant action this month as South America will witness Brazil and Argentina clashing for the first time since this summer’s Copa America final on fuboTV (try for free).
Despite crashing and burning at UEFA Euro 2020, France remain World Cup titleholders while Ukraine went unexpectedly far this summer and now have a new manager in Oleksandr Petrakov while Andriy Shevchenko’s replacement is identified. Considering that it was a draw in Paris, another tight encounter could be on the cards.
Switzerland’s scalp of France at UEFA Euro 2020 was unexpected, and they have since lost boss Vladimir Petkovic to Girondins de Bordeaux. Murat Yakin is now in charge and the Swiss will be looking to build on two wins from two against the might of European champions Italy who are unbeaten in 34 matches coming into this break.
Brazil against Argentina is always a must-watch under any circumstances and this rematch of the most recent Copa America final will be particularly interesting as it pits them against each other so soon afterwards. Both sides have navigated call-up issue with clubs to name strong squads, so expect fireworks once more.
Here’s a bit more from Kenny, who is dumbfounded as to how the referee awarded Portugal a free-kick for a handball against Josh Cullen in the build-up to Cristiano Ronaldo’s equaliser.
“The free-kick that’s given, just outside the box, they shoot wide so it’s incredible that it was given,” said Kenny.
“But listen, these are things you sometimes just have to accept. When you have to win away, you do have to win against the odds but I think the players were magnificent, their efforts were really something to be proud of.
“They were brave on the ball and they put their bodies on the line, you can’t ask for anymore. They really give everything and to lose is so difficult for them at the moment.”
UEFA invited the Qatar national team – the reigning champions of Asia – to participate in the European Qualifiers as part of their preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which Qatar will host.
Qatar have duly joined Group A along with Portugal, Serbia, Republic of Ireland, Luxembourg and Azerbaijan; they are playing their ‘home’ matches in Europe in order to facilitate short travel times for their opponents. As the next World Cup host nation, Qatar are automatically in the tournament, so their results in Group A will not count towards qualification.
Pitted against European powerhouse Portugal, Morocco and Solomon Islands in Group C, he is well aware that their campaign will be challenging.
“We are in a tough group, of course,” commented Wongkaeo, who is Thailand’s third all-time international scorer with 95 goals from 76 caps across a 12-year international career.
“Portugal are a stronger team and Morocco are also a good side. And even Solomon Islands are a team which we can’t afford to underestimate as they have players with great techniques.
“Our opening game against Portugal will be very tough. However, the next two matches against Morocco and Solomon Islands will be the games where we can truly compete. We need to take points against both teams if we are to qualify for the next round.”