Cristiano Ronaldo was reduced to tears after a dramatic late goal from Aleksandar Mitrovic gave Serbia a 2-1 win over Portugal.
Portugal needed just a draw at home to Serbia to guarantee their place at the 2022 World Cup.
But Aleksandar Mitrovic headed in at the back post in the 90th minute to secure a 2-1 win.
The header from Mitrovic ensured Serbia qualified for the World Cup, sparking huge celebrations from the away team at the end of the game.
It also means Portugal missed out on the chance to ensure qualification, and now have to wait a little longer, and you can see how much it meant to an emotional Ronaldo at the end.
Serbia will be in Qatar next November but Portugal must now go into the play-offs to try and book their spot.
Ronaldo, who will be 37 by the time the tournament starts next year, previously said he expects Qatar to be his final appearance at the competition – even though he wants to continue playing into his 40s.
And he was in tears in at the Estadio da Luz on Sunday as his chances of appearing in a fifth World Cup took a major hit.
But Portugal coach Fernando Santos “guaranteed” Ronaldo and the Portuguese public they will be there.
“The truth is that we did not have a good performance overall.
“Therefore, we have to say sorry. The Portuguese people are obviously sad. Not more than us, but just like us.
“But my team will be at the Qatar World Cup. That is guaranteed. We just have to compete in the play-offs which is not common for us.
“Portugal never went through a play-off with me, but they played it on three occasions and qualified for the finals in all of them.
“We will do it again. And I personally took part in a play-off, too. And I also qualified for the World Cup.” He said.
Recall that in the first leg against Serbia, Ronaldo had scored a goal at the last minute and that the referee didn’t count, despite the ball appearing to cross the line.
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