Qatar 2022: What happens if Portugal and Switzerland tie in the round of 16?


Fernando Santos’ side is set to take on Switzerland in the round of 16 at the FIFA World Cup.

Portugal are ready to strike at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Fernando Santos’ side started the tournament with a hard-fought 3-2 win over Ghana, followed it up with a solid 2-0 performance against a disappointing Uruguay before ending group play with a shock 2-1 defeat to South Korea.

Switzerland also had a solid first round, finishing only second in Group G as they scored fewer goals than Brazil. The Swiss beat Cameroon 1-0, then lost 1-0 to Brazil before coming off an epic 3-2 win over Serbia.

Now both teams want to make history in the round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup.

What happens if Portugal ties to Switzerland?

Knockout games cannot end in a tie and are decided in extra time or penalty kicks. Portugal could play a quarterfinal showdown with the winner of Spain and Morocco.

Despite boasting a talented team over the last 20 years, Portugal have never really lived up to their billing, placing fourth in 2006 but not going past the round of 16 in their last three World Cups.

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