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WCQ: Portugal vs Azerbaijan

Portugal vs Azerbaijan

The champions Euro will begin their search for a ticket to the 2022 World Cup finals with a confrontation against Azerbaijan. Being in the group is relatively easy to breathe, perhaps it is not difficult for Portugal to compete with its strength. At the same time creating the best psychological momentum towards the upcoming Euro finals this summer.

Portugal vs Azerbaijan


Champion of European football and Portugal's strength is indisputable when it comes to the world arena. However, in the latest World Cup in Russia, Ronaldo and his teammates had to stop early in the round of 16 when they lost to Uruguay. It is really a big disappointment and Portugal is determined to get tickets to the finals of the 2022 World Cup soon. With a place in Group A with the names Serbia, Ireland, Luxembourg, and Azerbaijan. Of course, teachers and coaches Fernando Santos is highly appreciated and they are also the top candidates for the ticket to continue. It should be known that this was the period when Portuguese football had a series of top stars in the world. The Euro 2016 championship, then continued to take the throne in Nations League 2018/19. It is clear that Portugal is showing strength in the European playing field. The problem is that the betel-colored team does not perform well at the World Cup. In the last 5 World Cups, Portugal have been disappointed, except for the fourth place finish in 2006. The upcoming series is also an opportunity for coach Fernando Santos and his students to train their troops to prepare. for the Euro finals next summer. In terms of form, only France has beaten Portugal in the last 10 appearances.


If put on the table of comparison, it is clear that Azerbaijan is too much behind its opponent in terms of strength. Currently, the away team is only ranked 108th on the FIFA chart. Thus, it can be confirmed that Azerbaijan is a team from the lowlands of European football. In the UEFA Nations League last year, Azerbaijan was in League C and played very badly. After 6 appearances they only brought 6 points and almost had to go down to play in League D. In the last 5 matches, Azerbaijan could not score. Even in the last 10 matches, Azerbaijan only won 1, drew 4 and lost to 5. This team lost the last 6/7 matches in the World Cup qualifying match, the other match they got a 5-1 victory when they met. San Marino is too weak. In the last 3 away matches in qualifying for World Cup, Azerbaijan has conceded up to 11 goals. In the last 29 away games, they only beat two very weak names, Liechtenstein and San Marino. Through 6 times against Portugal in the past, Azerbaijan drew 1 and lost to 5. All 5 defeats they have a difference of at least 2 goals and Azerbaijan has never conceded Portugal.