World Cup 2018 Qualifiers : Portugal beats Hungary 3-0

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FIFA World Cup 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018

LISBON, Mar. 25, 2017 (AMP) — Russia 2018 (European Qualifiers) : Portugal defeated Hungary by a score of 3-0 (halftime: 2-0), in a qualifying game for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Saturday night at the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored dual goals

Portugal dominated the first half thanks to goals from A. Silva ('32) and Ronaldo ('36). Leading 2-0 at the break, the Portugueses further widened their lead in the second period with another goal by Ronaldo in the 65th minute.

The result put the Portuguese second in Group B with 12 points. Hungary is third with 7 points. In their next game, Portugal will meet Latvia at the Estádio da Luz on June 9, while Hungary will face Andorra.

Fixtures and Results : Group B

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Overview

Portugal at the World Cup

  • 6 appearances (first in 1966)
  • 20 participations in the qualifications (first in 1934)
  • Statistics: Third Place (1966) Fourth Place (2006)

Hungary at the World Cup

  • 9 appearances (first in 1934)
  • 19 participations in the qualifications (first in 1934)
  • Statistics: Runners-up (1938, 1954)
2018 World Cup Poster
Portugal
3:0
Hungary
3:0 (2:0)
  • 25 March 2017
  • 20:45
  • Lisbon

Group B

TeamPts
Switzerland15
Portugal12
Hungary7
Faroe islands5
Latvia3
Andorra1

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