Christian Ronaldo’s Portugal lost 1-0 to the Spanish national team on Tuesday night to get eliminated from the 2022 UEFA Nations League semifinals that will take place next year.
The Portuguese national team losing 1-0 to Spain on Tuesday night when they needed just a point is not the first time that they have lost a game that they needed just to draw the game to qualify.
In this article, Yankee_media we take a look at three occasions in recent years where the Portuguese national team needed to just draw the game to qualify, yet they lost the game.
3. AGAINST FRANCE.
On Nov. 14, 2020, the Portuguese needed a draw to advance to the UEFA Nations League Finals, yet they lose 1-0 to France at home in Lisbon.
2. AGAINST SERBIA.
On November 14, 2021, the Portuguese national team needs a draw to advance to the 2022 FIFA World Cup directly from the group stage of the World Cup qualifiers, yet they lose 2-1 to Serbia at home in Lisbon.
1. AGAINST SPAIN.
On September 27, 2022, which is the latest one, the Portuguese needs a draw to advance to the UEFA Nations League Finals yet again, they lose 1-0 to Spain in Braga.
Yankee_media thinks that when you play for the minimum result, you should also expect the minimum performance. The Portuguese national team played for a draw against Serbia and ended up missing out on automatic World Cup qualification.
On Tuesday night, they played for a draw and ended up losing to Spain. As long as they have a coach who settles for the bare minimum, Portugal will continue to produce the bare minimum.