Portugal guarantees a top 2 finish

By TPN/Lusa, in Sport · 04-12-2020 01:00:00 · 0 Comments

Portugal has successfully managed to secure one of the top two places in Group E of the qualifying round for the women’s Euro2021 football tournament, after beating Albania, and Finland having defeated Scotland.

At the Estádio do Restelo, it was Ana Capeta who in the 57th minute, gave Portugal the win, which allowed Portugal to secure 16 points in the group, the same as Finland who beat Scotland (1-0), who are in third place with nine points and out of the race for the competition.
With this result Portugal has already secured at least second place, a position that allows for direct qualifying (if it is one of the best seconds) or access to the elimination stage.

The Portuguese team will now fight for the group’s first place spot with Finland in the two remaining matches.
The winners of the nine qualifying groups and the three best seconds qualify directly for the final stage of Euro 2021, in England, which has been postponed to 2022 (6 to 31 July), due to Covid-19. The remaining six seconds play a ‘play-off’ to allow for three more teams to qualify for the tournament.

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