More likely to miss the FIFA World Cup: Portugal or Italy?

Gianluigi Donnarumma’s Italy and Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal are two of the bigger names faced with having to negotiate their way through a playoff in order to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The sides will be split into two pots for the November 26 draw, with the six highest-ranking teams from the groups going into pot one as seeded sides. Italy and Portugal will be among the seeded sides, meaning they cannot meet in the semi-final stage of the playoffs.