Serbia Offered N470m to Beat Ronaldo's Portugal in Final World Cup Qualifying Match

Serbia Offered N470m to Beat Ronaldo's Portugal in Final World Cup Qualifying Match

  • Serbia will be hugely rewarded with €1million prize money if they can get all three points against Portugal in their final World Cup qualifier
  • The Serbian FA and government made the agreement to help boost the players' confidence ahead of the crucial fixture
  • Portugal only need a draw to book automatic qualification for the World Cup as they have a superior goal difference

The Serbia national team have been offered €1million to beat Portugal in their last 2022 World Cup qualifier at the Estadio Jose Alvalade, Mirror.

The Portuguese side are top of the group with a superior goal-difference and a draw for Cristiano Ronaldo and co will seal their passage to Qatar next year.

Serbia offered €1m to beat Portugal
Serbia offered €1m to beat Ronaldo's Portugal in final World Cup qualifier. Photo by PEDJA MILOSAVLJEVIC and Tim Clayton/Corbis
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Serbia's juicy offer from their government

The Eastern European side have now been offered a huge incentive to beat their rivals on the home soil on Sunday, November 14.

The first leg ended in a 2-2 draw where Ronaldo's last-minute winner was canceled after the VAR spotted the five-time Ballon d'Or winner in an offside position.

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It is now a daunting task for Serbia to get past the Portuguese but according news media outlet Cabine Desportiva the team have been offered a huge financial reward.

The reports further stated a deal between the Serbian FA with the country’s government have been brokered.

On the other hand, Ronaldo is targeting his 800th career goal after failing to score during Portugal's last outing against the Republic of Ireland.

The 36-year-old had three half chances but could not convert as they settled for a 0-0 shoreline which prolonged chances of qualifying for the World Cup.

France qualify for Qatar 2022 in style as they thrash Kazakhstan

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that World Cup holders France has booked a place in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after demolishing Kazakhstan 8-0.

The Group D result cemented France's place on the summit of the pool with 15 points, four ahead of Finland who sits second.

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The Saturday, November 13, clash staged at Parc des Princes saw Kylian Mbappe make history after hitting four of the eight goals.

Nigeria beat Liberia to qualify for next round of World Cup qualifiers

Legit.ng also reported that the Super Eagles of Nigeria registered a 2-0 win over Liberia in their penultimate fixture in the second round of the ongoing 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

Victory for the Super Eagles over the Lone Star has brightened their chances towards a place in the third round of qualifiers as they only need, at least, a draw when they take on Cape Verde in Lagos next Tuesday.

AS reports that the Nigerian team knew anything short of victory against Liberia could spell doom for their chances of qualifying for Qatar, and they proved their mettle.

Source: SportsBrief.com