Portugal coach Fernando Santos announced the formation of the match against his host Ireland, which starts at 9:15 pm, today, Wednesday, at the “Al Jarve” stadium in Faro, in the fourth round of Group A of the European qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup.
The star, Cristiano Ronaldo, who recently joined the Manchester United team, will be at the helm of the Portugal national team in tonight’s meeting.
Portugal is at the top of the group with 7 points from 3 matches, with a goal difference from Serbia, the runner-up, while Ireland is in fourth place without points in two matches.
Portugal started the World Cup qualifiers by defeating Azerbaijan with a clean goal, then drawing with Serbia 2-2, and then beating Luxembourg 3-1.
Portugal is scheduled to face Ireland this evening, Wednesday, and then play against Qatar (the guest) on September 4 in an uncalculated match, and visit Azerbaijan on September 7.
Cristiano Ronaldo is looking forward to scoring a goal in today’s match, in order to reach his 110th international goal and is the only top scorer in the world teams, which he currently shares with Iranian Ali Daei, in his 180th international match.
Today, Luxembourg and its guest, Azerbaijan, will meet in the same group, and Qatar will meet Serbia in a winning match.
Portugal national team
Goalkeeper: Rui Patricio
Defence: Joao Cancelo, Pepe, Ruben Diaz, Rafael Guerrero
Midfield: Balea – Bruno Fernandez – Rafa Silva
Forwards: Bernardo Silva – Diego Jota – Cristiano Ronaldo