Portugal and Poland each secured a place at the FIFA 2022 World Cup after beating North Macedonia and Sweden in their final games of the European playoffs.
Italy had the rug pulled from under its feet this March, as North Macedonia pulled off a shock win in their European World Cup playoff qualifier against the Azzurri.
Qatar lost once again to Portugal at the European 2022 World Cup qualifiers, but the experience and lessons learned will be the most valuable takeaways.
Qatar lost out to the better team in their first head-to-head with football giants Portugal. However, Sanchez and his team will have plenty of takeaways to reflect upon.
Qatar took a heavy defeat against Serbia at the European 2022 qualifiers but will undoubtedly come back fighting in their upcoming head-to-head with Portugal.
The European 2022 World Cup qualifiers resume in September. World Cup hosts and tournament guests Qatar will continue their battle against their Group A opponents.