Portugal, France Grabbed World Cup 2018 Tickets

Portugal and France successfully secured their passage into the final round of World Cup 2018 in Russia, following their victories in the group stages final round this midweek.

Playing a crucial match against their direct qualification rival, Switzerland, Seleccao das Quinas immediately try to take hold of proceedings by putting in an attacking display straight from kick off.

The home team’s persistence earned their reward few minutes before half time break as they go in front thanks to an own goal from Johan Djorou.

Swiss tried hard in getting themselves back into the match as they pushed hard for an equalizing goal after the break, but found themselves in much more problem after Andre Silva doubling Portugal’s lead on 57 minutes.

That two goals advantage brought more confidence on the home team players as they comfortably see off that tie and hold their 2-0 lead until the final whistle was blown.

Meanwhile, in other tie, France secured an important 2-1 over Belarus to secure that direct qualification ticket.

Atletico Madrid’s striker, Antoine Griezmann opened the scoring for Les Blues, before Olivier Giroud doubling it soon afterwards.

However, Belarus refused to give up and create an intriguing situation when they pulled one back through Anton Saroka just before half time break.

Fortunately for Didier Deschamps’ men they can remain calm throughout that second half as their closes rival, Sweden suffered a 2-0 defeat against Netherland which puts France into Russia while the Scandinavian side must go through playoff round,