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Portugal or Italy will definitely miss FIFA World Cup 2022

Portugal or Italy will definitely miss FIFA World Cup 2022

One of Italy or Portugal won’t be at the World Cup in 2022 subsequent to being drawn in the same path in the play-off draw.

The last two champions of the Euros have been drawn against North Macedonia and Turkey separately in Path C.

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but if they both win will square off in a winner takes all clash in Portugal, meaning Cristiano Ronaldo could fail to make it to a World Cup for the first time in his career.

Portugal or Italy will definitely miss FIFA World Cup 2022

He is aiming to appear in the competition for a fifth time, but could see his dreams dashed.

Portugal were beaten in their final group game by Serbia in Lisbon which forced them into the play-offs, rather than going through automatically as group winners.

World Cup 2022 play-off draw in full

Pot 1 (seeded teams): Italy, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Sweden, Wales

Pot 2 (unseeded teams): Austria, Czech Republic, North Macedonia, Poland, Turkey, Ukraine

Home teams listed first

Bracket (Path) A (1 World Cup berth)

DateMatch
Thurs/Fri, March 24/25Semi #1: Scotland vs. Ukraine
Thurs/Fri, March 24/25Semi #2: Wales vs. Austria
Mon/Tues, March 28/29Final (Wales or Austria will host)

Bracket (Path) B (1 World Cup berth)

DateMatch
Thurs/Fri, March 24/25Semi #1: Russia vs. Poland
Thurs/Fri, March 24/25Semi #2: Sweden vs. Czech Republic
Mon/Tues, March 28/29Final (Russia or Poland will host)

Bracket (Path) C (1 World Cup berth)

DateMatch
Thurs/Fri, March 24/25Semi #1: Italy vs. North Macedonia
Thurs/Fri, March 24/25Semi #2: Portugal vs. Turkey 
Mon/Tues, March 28/29Final (Portugal or Turkey will host)

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