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Cristiano Ronaldo eyes fifth World Cup appearance as Portugal face North Macedonia in playoff - watch live

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The Portugal national football team will take on North Macedonia in the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers play-off final on Wednesday, March 30. The game will kick-off at 12:15 AM IST.

Portugal qualified for the play-off final as they beat Turkey 3-1 in the semi-final of their FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers play-offs (Path C). The Cristiano Ronaldo-led side, who finished second in Group A at the end of the European qualifiers in 2021, will aim for an eighth World Cup appearance but a certain North Macedonia stands in their way.

The Lions are the most in-form team at the moment, as they knocked out European champions Italy just days after handing Germany their first World Cup qualifying defeat in 20 years.

Portugal and North Macedonia will meet in their maiden competitive international football match, having previously played two friendly matches in 2003 and 2012. North Macedonia lost the 2003 meeting by a margin of 0-1 while they played out a goalless draw in 2012.

Portugal vs North Macedonia squads

Portugal

Goalkeepers: Rui Patrício, Anthony Lopes, Diogo Costa

Defenders: Cédric Soares, Diogo Dalot, João Cancelo, Gonçalo Inácio, José Fonte, Tiago Djalo, Nuno Mendes, Raphael Guerreiro.

Midfielders: Danilo, Rúben Neves, William Carvalho, Bruno Fernandes, João Moutinho, Matheus Nunes, Otávio, Bernardo Silva

Forwards: André Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, Diogo Jota, Gonçalo Guedes, João Félix, Rafael Leão

North Macedonia

Goalkeepers: Stole Dimitrievski, Damjan Siskovski, Kristijan Naumovski

Defenders: Stefan Ristovski, Darko Velkovski, Visar Musliu, Kire Ristevski, Ezgjan Alioski, Stefan Ashkovski, Serafimov

Midfielders: Ademi, Elmas, Bardhi, Spirovski, Kostadinov, Atanasov, Rakip, Nikolov, Babunski

Forwards: Jahovi, M Ristovski, Miovski, Churlinov, Trajkovski, Ethemi, Babunski

Where to watch Portugal vs North Macedonia live in India?

The Portugal vs North Macedonia match in the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers play-off final will be telecast live on Sony TEN 2 SD and HD TV channels in India.

Live streaming for Portugal vs North Macedonia will be available on the SonyLIV app and website.

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Featured photo: AFP / JONATHAN NACKSTRAND

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