Portugal defeat Switzerland 2-0 to qualify for Russia 2018 world cup

Portugal defeat Switzerland 2-0 to qualify for Russia 2018 world cup

- Portugal have qualified for the 2018 FIFA world cup in Russia

- They top group B on goal difference after defeating Switzerland 2-0

- Switzerland will settle for play-off following this setback

Cristiano Ronaldo led Portugal have qualified for the 2018 FIFA world cup in Russia after defeating Switzerland 2-0.

The current European champions are level in point with the Switz, but came through, due to their incredible goal difference of plus twenty eight.

Portugal defeat Switzerland 2-0 to qualify for Russia 2018 world cup

Portugal defeat Switzerland 2-0 to qualify for Russia 2018 world cup (photo: Squawka)

Former Arsenal defender Djourou scrambles into his own goal in the 41st minute after a good low cross from Eliseu to give Portugal the lead right before half-time.

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Portugal defeat Switzerland 2-0 to qualify for Russia 2018 world cup

Andres Silva celebrates his goal against Switzerland (photo: Squawka)

The host doubled their lead when Bernardo Silva puts the ball across the area in the 57th minute and Andre Silva has the easiest task in the world to tuck the ball into an empty net to make it 2-0.

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Cristiano Ronaldo might not have been on the score-sheets but he was involved in his team attacking play, and will be joyous for his side's qualification.

Portuguese Pop star Madonna was in the stands with her son as they cheers Portugal to victory.

In other European FIFA world cup qualifiers, France seal their place in Russia by defeating Belarus 2-1, Belgium defeated Cyprus 4-0, while Luxembourg shared the spoils with Bulgaria in a tough 1-1 encounter.

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