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Ronaldo Remains Upbeat About Euro 2020 Qualification Despite Draws

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Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is adamant that Portugal will qualify for the 2020 edition of the European Championship despite a shaky start to their qualifiers.

Ronaldo remains upbeat about the chances of qualifying for the tournament as he revealed that it’s too early to fret over the possibility of not making it to Euro 2020 despite the fact that they are the defending champions.

The former Manchester United attacker spoke with reporters after his Portugal side could only draw at home to Serbia.

Portugal and Serbia played out a 1-1 draw in their Group B clash as the European champions came from behind to earn a share of the spoils in front of their home fans.

Ronaldo played half hour after picking up a hamstring injury that would certainly rule him out of action till next month.

The ex-Real Madrid talisman went on to bemoan the lack of VAR (Video Assistant Referee) Technology during the game with Serbia after centre referee Szymon Marciniak awarded a second half penalty to Portugal before reversing the call upon consultation with his assistant.

Marciniak initially gave the penalty after the ball appeared to hit the hand of Serbian defender Antonio Rukavina.

Serbia took the lead in the seventh minute from the spot through Dusan Tadic before Danilo Pereira levelled proceedings in the 42nd minute with a wonder goal.

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