These are the four European teams that we all hope to see in the World Cup and they are complicating their classification there based on poor results:
Portugal will have to win their next game if they want to secure a pass, as the Serbian team does not take their foot off the gas. The Portuguese have one of the best attacks in the world, a fairly strong defense in the center of the field that despite being improvable in the defensive section, has certain differential players. Having to qualify for the World Cup through a play-off would be the first failure of this team after the recent elimination in the second round of the European Championship after a frantic match against Belgium in which they did not deserve to leave empty-handed.
They are finalists in the last World Cup, but in this group stage the Russians have passed them by. They do not depend on themselves to qualify directly and everything indicates that they will have to go through a play-off if they want to participate in the World Cup in Qatar. In the last European Championship they fell in the round of 16 against Spain, and despite the overtime they left a very poor image both in the group stage and in that knockout match.
Luis Enrique’s Spanish team, despite the fact that it is now on everyone’s lips due to its incredible improvement, is experiencing a very busy qualifying phase. The results are not coming, and if they fail to beat Sweden in the match they have pending, they will irretrievably fall to the play-off. If everything follows its natural course they will beat the Swedes and everything will have been a scare, but even so the level shown in this group has not been that of a team that aspires to win everything.
Finally there is the current European champion who will play all for all on November 12. In front will be a Swiss team that has already shown in the Eurocup that it is for bigger dates. Whoever emerges victorious from that confrontation will get the direct access spot to the prestigious tournament, on the other hand, whoever goes home with zero points will almost certainly be relegated to the repechage.