The legendary player, Cristiano Ronaldo congratulated Portugal’s Women’s team when they qualified for the Women’s World Cup for the first time.
They secured a 2-1 playoff win against Cameroon for booking their spot at World Cup 2023. Selecao is going to be in Group E along with the United States of Vietnam, America, and the Netherlands.
Diana Gomes scored in the 22nd minute and opened the game before Ajara Nchout made the score equal only a minute before the mark of 90 minutes. Carole Costa gave a stoppage-time penalty that took the score to a 2-1 scoreline.
Ronaldo had been quick to congratulate them on their significant achievement. He shared a photo of the team celebrating following their and congratulated them on their historic clearance and motivated them to proceed further in the game.
The women’s national team of Portugal is not quite the force in the football world in comparison to their male counterparts. They haven’t ever featured in the World Cup tournament before this and have been unable to impress in the UEFA.
They had been eliminated from the group stage and finished 14th twice in UEFA Women’s Euros 2017 and 2022. However, they are now taking big strides in the right direction and are going to play their first-ever World Cup game as the tournament kicks off in New Zealand and Australia later this year.
Portugal les by Cristiano Ronaldo had been eliminated from the 2022 FIFA World Cup in the game against Morocco in the quarter-finals. They had been one of the favorites before the tournament. However, they failed to make a mark in Qatar.
The women’s team made a similar show and it can be taken as a successful campaign as the group had Netherlands- the 2017 UEFA Women’s Euros champions and USWNT the four-time World Cup winners.