March 27, 2022

#57: One Down, One To Go

On Episode 57, host Danny Pinto is joined by Nathan Motz of, as they take a look back at Portugal's 3-1 victory against Turkey in their World Cup Playoff Semifinal match at the Dragão.

Danny and Nathan also discuss the surprising Starting XI that Fernando Santos chose for the Turkey match and how that may look different with Pepe (possibly) and João Cancelo (assuredly) back for the World Cup Playoff Final versus North Macedonia.

Among other topics discussed in the episode:

  • Is there more pressure to make the World Cup with North Macedonia as the opponent and not Italy?
  • Cristiano Ronaldo's playing time: Does he need to come off instead of playing 90 mins in every Portugal match?
  • What does this team need to do/find as we embark on the possible next era of the Portuguese National Team, whether they make the World Cup this year or not?
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