At 26, Leipzig’s Portuguese striker Andre Silva is within the type of his life. He scored a fiery brace in Leipzig’s 4-1 win within the Bundesliga over Mainz not too long ago so as to add to a tremendous aim a month again that noticed the German facet beat the mighty Manchester Metropolis 2-1 in a UEFA Champions League encounter. This could fireplace Silva up as he seems to assist Portugal step right into a difficult second qualifying part for the FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar later this 12 months (November 18 to December 21). Having completed second of their World Cup qualifying group final 12 months, Portugal will likely be a part of a 12-team qualifying competitors (three teams of 4 every with the group winners qualifying for the World Cup) in March. Italy and Portugal are in the identical group which implies solely considered one of them can qualify. And Silva is assured that Portugal will make it to soccer’s quadrennial showpiece within the Gulf.
“We have been unfortunate to complete second in our group within the first qualifying competitors. So now we have now a second qualifying part in March the place we have now two video games to attempt to make it to the World Cup. It’s not a state of affairs we want, however we nonetheless have the chance to qualify and that’s essential,” mentioned Silva throughout a digital media interplay organised by the Sony Sports activities Community not too long ago.
The striker believes the truth that the Portuguese crew having their backs to the wall will guarantee they offer it their greatest. “We wish to obtain this World Cup aim badly and are completely targeted about it. We realise that we have now to present greater than 100 per cent to realize this aim. We are going to do every little thing we are able to to qualify and I imagine we’ll certainly qualify,” added Silva.
Within the ultimate qualifying competitors which is like two semi-finals, Italy face North Macedonia and Portugal play Turkey. Nonetheless, the excellent news for Portugal is that in the event that they beat Turkey, they are going to have residence benefit for his or her ultimate qualifying encounter which might be towards Italy.
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