It applies to Portugal. Not for Italy. The Portuguese came out quickly thanks to goals from Otavio and Diogo Jota in the first half, and beat Turkey (3-1) this Thursday in Porto, in the semi-finals of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. Hours of play, Burak Yilmaz missed a penalty equalizing for the Turks in the 84th minute …then Matthew Louise put the cap on Seleção. In the final of this Track C, Portugal will face surprising North Macedonia, who created the uproar by eliminating Italy in Palermo (0-1). The goal was signed by Aleksandr Trajkovsky in stoppage time, a real delay, as the Italians dominated the debates…but dominance does not mean victory.
In Track A, Wales beat Austria 2-1 by Gareth Bale and will face Scotland or Ukraine, after their match was postponed to June due to the war in Ukraine. In Line B, Sweden outperformed the Czech Republic after extra time (1-0) with a goal from Robin Quaison and will face qualified Poland in favor of stopping Russia.
Semi-final results :
Scotland – Ukraine (In June 2022)
Russia-Poland (Poland qualified automatically)
SwedenCzech Republic 1-0
Italia-North Macedonia 0-1
see also – Portugal’s last training before facing Turkey