World Cup 2010 Qualifier: Portugal vs. Hungary


The Seleccao put themselves in a difficult position to reach next year’s World Cup by playing a disappointing tie Saturday in European qualifying.

Liedson da Silva scored a last-minute goal to secure Portugal a 1-1 draw with Denmark. They are now fourth in the group and more distant to the competition in South Africa.

Tonight they face Hungary for another important match. Portugal’s chances of qualifying for the biggest football event may be fading, but the team is full of world-class players and is still a formidable opponent.

Game time is 8:45 p.m. CET (2:45 p.m. ET).

UPDATE: Cristiano Ronaldo’s dreams of playing at next year’s World Cup were kept alive when Portugal won 1-0 to Hungary. The victory leaves the Seleccao tied with the Hungarians in third place with 13 points in Group 1. Denmark leads with 18 points, three ahead of Sweden, with two rounds to go.