PORTUGAL X AZERBAIJAN
Portugal have won 5 of their 6 meetings with Azerbaijan – the only disappointment being a 1-1 draw in qualification for Euro 2000. They have also kept clean sheets in all five of these wins, with the last between the two sides ending 2-0 in 2013.
*Portugal will be seeking to progress to the World Cup for the sixth straight time.
*They have secured four wins in their last six matches, although both the failed attempts came against France (UEFA Nations League).
*Eintracht Frankfurt striker Andre Silva is one of top Bundesliga’s scorers, while Ronaldo is the top goal scorer in Serie A.
*Sérgio Oliveira returns to the same stadium where FC Porto eliminated Juventus from the Champions League.
UPDATED SQUAD LIST (Bold – Recent Additions)
GK: Jose Sa, Rui Silva, Anthony Lopes
D: Cédric Soares, João Cancelo, Domingos Duarte, José Fonte, Luis Neto, Rúben Dias, Nuno Mendes, Raphael Guerreiro
M: Danilo, Palhinha, Rúben Neves, Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, João Moutinho, Renato Sanches, Sérgio Oliveira
F: André Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, Diogo Jota, João Félix, Pedro Neto, Rafa
Lopes; Cancelo, Dias, Duarte, Nuno Mendes; Neves, Moutinho, Bruno, Bernardo, Ronaldo, Andre Silva
🏆 WCQ ⚽️
x Azerbaijan 19:45
Serbia x Ireland 19:45
Serbia x 19:45
Ireland x Luxembourg 19:45
Azerbaijan x Serbia 17h
Luxembourg x 19:45
➡️ Group A
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