In Episode 36 of the Seleção Podcast, host Danny Pinto is joined by Eric Krakauer of BeIN Sports.

They discuss Cristiano Ronaldo and COVID-19, the successful Nations League/international break for the Seleção, the quality of depth of the Portuguese National Team, and the emergence of Diogo Jota. 

To listen to the podcast click on the play button below:

 

 

Related: Diogo Jota stars in Ronaldo’s absence to down Sweden

Related: France 0-0 Portugal match report

 

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Great podcast and good to have Eric there. Thank you!

I agree that Santos will likely adopt a cautious approach against France given the group scenario, but I hope it doesn’t backfire on us.

Also, can anyone confirm if winning the nations...

Great podcast and good to have Eric there. Thank you!

I agree that Santos will likely adopt a cautious approach against France given the group scenario, but I hope it doesn’t backfire on us.

Also, can anyone confirm if winning the nations league group would confirm qualification for World Cup 2022? I’ve read mixed sources on this point.

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Winning the nation's league will not get you and automatic berth into the 2022 World Cup. Only the 10 group winners will get the automatic berth from UEFA.

The 10 group runner ups will be going into a playoff with the top two nation's league...

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Winning the nation's league will not get you and automatic berth into the 2022 World Cup. Only the 10 group winners will get the automatic berth from UEFA.

The 10 group runner ups will be going into a playoff with the top two nation's league group winners that have didn't place 1st or 2nd. Their will be 3 paths and the winner of each path will go to the world cup. So UEFA will send 13 teams, 10 group winners and 3 playoff path winners.

If Portugal win their Nation's League group, and they don't place first or second in the World Cup Qualifying group, then they will be very likely to be in the playoffs as one of the two teams because the are highly ranked in the Nation's League, currently first. And if the win there Nation's League group, they will very likely be ranked at least 1st or 2nd in the Nation's League.

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