Hurray!! Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal Qualify For The World Cup In South Africa!

Portugal erupt in joy as they qualify to the finals of the World Cup in South Africa 2010Whistle in celebration, jump with joy, clap your hands together, and dance with excitement! Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal have finally qualified for the finals of the World Cup in South Africa!!!

Yes, the road was tough and at a point, it even seemed like the 2004 European finalists would not make it. Portugal were in danger of missing out on a top two finish in the group stages.

However, after benefiting from Sweden’s slip on match-day 9, the Portuguese were offered a final chance to reach South Africa 2010 by grabbing play-off tickets.

The indeed took all of their chances by clinching the maximum six points and they finished just behind Denmark in second place.

Portugal were paired against Bosnia Herzegovina which they hosted in the first leg. Bruno Alves’ lone goal separated the two sides and gave Portugal a vital edge ahead of the second leg that was played last night in Zenica.

The 1-0 advantage meant that even a 2-1 defeat away to Bosnia Herzegovina would have seen the Portuguese break through to the World Cup that will take stage next year.

Having being so wasteful in the first leg, Carlos Queiros’ side feared that the home side will go all out to attack them. But at the relief of the Portuguese, Bosnia showed little signs of aggressiveness throughout the game.

The first period ended goalless with Portugal looking more likely to score and win. Then came the decisive moment that every Portuguese fans were waiting for: the GOAL!

Manchester United’s winger Luis Nani provided a cross that found the foot of Raul Meireles who simply had to tap the ball into the back of the net.

At that point, Portugal had not only broken the dead lock but also drawn an unbreakable wall between them and their opponents, Bosnia Herzegovina.

With Raul Meireles’ 56th minute opener, it meant that the hosts on the night had to find three goals in less than forty minutes against a Portuguese side that grew more dominant as time passed by.

Well, it wasn’t to be; Portugal kept a clean sheet to seal their 2-0 aggregate over Bosnia Herzegovina which ultimately saw them qualify into the finals of the World Cup that will come up next year.

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    • Derbyanabella
      20th November 2009
      06:45

      YAY!!!!! Glad to hear that, didn’t watch the game though. See you on World Cup Ronaldo!!!!

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    • CR9 Girl
      20th November 2009
      10:55

      i watched both games!!!!i’m soohappy….can’t wait till south africa world cup!!

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    • SOCCERPROPICK.COM
      20th November 2009
      11:57

      Actually in this game I’m personally assess if Portugal can win against the Bosnian only 1 goal only because Portugal is not complete without Cristiano Ronaldo .. just one word from me is for Portugal congratulations!

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    • M Haji
      23rd November 2009
      02:54

      Congrats!!!!!!!!!! Very happy for them!! ;-]

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    • jana
      26th November 2009
      14:49

      ronaldo is the best player in world i love you ronaldooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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