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Saturday Nov 19, 2022

Portugal Book Their Ticket to France 2023 In Dramatic Fashion

Portugal are making their long-awaited return to the Rugby World Cup as they a dramatic 16 – 16 draw with the USA.

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A draw was enough to see the Portuguese through on points difference to make their first World Cup appearance since 2007.

The result itself could not have come in a more dramatic fashion with the penalty being taken well into overtime.

For the 2031 World Cup hosts the USA, not competing in France will be a bitterly disappointing pill to swallow.

Having slipped up in their qualifying clashes with minnows Chile, the USA joined Portugal, Hong Kong and Kenya in a qualifying tournament in Dubai.

Like Portugal the Eagles easily saw off both Kenya and Hong Kong thus setting up the big showdown.

For Portugal the win is a momentous one that will surely be heavily celebrated over the coming days before their focus shifts to next year’s tournament.

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