Portugal defeated Switzerland in the 1/8 finals of the 2022 World Cup.
On Tuesday, December 6, a match of the 1/8 finals of the 2022 World Cup in football took place, in which the national team of Portugal defeated the national team of Switzerland.
This match became special for the captain of the Portugal national team, Pepe. He managed to score a goal against the Swiss team in the 33rd minute of the match, doubling his team’s lead at that time.
Thus, the Portuguese set a new achievement at the World Cup, becoming the oldest footballer to score in the play-off round. At the time of the match, Pepe turned 39 years and 283 days old. He surpassed the Cameroonian Roger Milla, who scored in 1990 at the championship in Italy at the age of 38.
In addition, Pepe became the author of the oldest goal in the history of the Portuguese national team at the World Cups, surpassing the result of 37-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo, who previously scored in the group stage of the 2022 World Cup.
We will remind, the Portuguese national team defeated Switzerland in the 1/8 finals with a score of 6:1.
In the 1/4 finals of the 2022 World Cup in football, the Portuguese will play against the national team of Morocco. The match will take place on December 10. The match starts at 17:00 Kyiv time.
You can get acquainted with the full schedule of matches of the 2022 World Cup in football by link.