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World Cup Play-Off: Portugal face Turkey, Italy host North Macedonia



Italy beat Spain on penalties to reach Euro 2020 final

Portugal will host Turkey in the play-off semi-final for the 2022 World Cup, while Italy have been drawn at home to North Macedonia.

Elsewhere Scotland will take on Ukraine and Wales will play Austria at home.

If Scotland and Wales win their matches, they will face each other in Cardiff in a final for a spot in Qatar.

Wales are bidding to reach their first World Cup in 64 years, while Scotland have waited 24 years to play in one.


Other semi-finals include Italy v North Macedonia and Portugal at home to Turkey.

That draw means either European champions Italy or Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal will not be at the World Cup, with the winners of their semis meeting in a final.

The semi-finals and finals, both played over one leg, will take place over the course of five days from 24-29 March.

A devastated Ronaldo has to wait till March next year to know Portugal's fate

A devastated Ronaldo has to wait till March next year to know Portugal’s fate

Full semi-final draw

Scotland v Ukraine

Wales v Austria


Russia v Poland

Sweden v Czech Republic

Portugal v Turkey

Italy v North Macedonia


Final draw

Wales or Austria v Scotland or Ukraine

Russia v Poland v Sweden or Czech Republic

Portugal or Turkey v Italy or North Macedonia

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