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Ronaldo sends a message to fans after Portugal’s World Cup qualification

Cristiano Ronaldo
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Portugal’s 2-0 win over North Macedonia in a play-off final has left CR7 set for a record-equaling fifth World Cup appearance.

Cristiano Ronaldo has thanked Portugal fans for their support after the national team’s progression to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Bruno Fernandes scored either side of half-time to seal Portugal a 2-0 win over North Macedonia in a play-off final in Path C on Tuesday.

The victory ensured Fernando Santos’ side qualification to the World Cup for the sixth time in a row since 2002.

“Goal achieved, we’re at the Qatar World Cup, we’re in our rightful place!” Ronaldo posted on Instagram.

“Thank you to all the Portuguese for the tireless support! Forca Portugal!”

With World Cup qualification secured, Ronaldo will now turn his attention back to Manchester United. The Red Devils are in the thick of a top-four battle in the Premier League.

They will face Leicester City at Old Trafford on Saturday for their first game back from the international break.