Italy out, Portugal, Wales through to finals

European champions Italy will miss the 2022 World Cup thanks to a 1-0 loss to north macedonia Thursday night. This means that Italy will miss their second consecutive meeting. fifa world cup but what a result for the 67th ranked North Macedonia team by FIFA Aleksandar Trajkovski scored the winning goal two minutes into five extra minutes. The Saudi Arabia-based striker latched onto a quick move and scored from 20 yards with a precise shot that slipped right into Gianluigi Donnarumma’s right post. Italy will now regret once again the missed penalty against Switzerland that would have earned them a ticket to the World Cup without the playoff headache. NORTH MACEDONIA!!! ONE OF THE GREATEST ANNOYERS OF ALL TIME 🤯 AS IT IS, ITALY IS OUT OF THE WORLD CUP! — ESPNFC (@ESPNFC) March 24, 2022 North Macedonia will face Portugal for a ticket to Qatar on Tuesday after the 2016 European champions held off a valiant effort from Turkey with a 3-1 win. Two first-half goals from Otavio and Diogo Jota seemed to have sent the Portuguese through, but Turkey fought back in the second half. A quick passing move in the 65th minute allowed Burak Yilmaz to get past Diogo Costa. VAR review of a foul by José Fonte on Enes Unal. Yilmaz had a chance to equalize Turkey, but he took the penalty over the crossbar. Substitute Matheus Luiz calmed the Portuguese’s nerves in the fourth minute of added time to send them into the final qualifying match next Tuesday. In other qualifiers, two goals from Gareth Bale gave Wales a 2-1 victory over Austria, while Sweden needed an extra-time goal from substitute Robin Quaison to see off the Czech Republic. Sweden will face Poland on Tuesday. Wales will have to wait a bit longer after the tie between Scotland and Ukraine had to be postponed due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Italy out, Portugal, Wales through to finals