It was one of the confrontations not to be missed today in the World Cup quarter-finals padel 2022, that between the two Portuguese-speaking countries for men: Brazil and Portugal. And the “auriverde” selection, favorite for the bronze medal, fell by the wayside against a very good Portuguese team. It will have been necessary all the same to wait for the decisive set of the decisive match to decide between the two nations!

If the Brazilians started well with a 7/5 6/1 win over Bergamini/Campagnolo, Portugal came back into the game. Indeed, the always eye-catching Deus brothers, often seen on the APT Padel Tour, won in three sets against veterans Marcello Jardim and Francisco Gomes (4/6 6/4 6/1).

Behind, it is the Brazilian captain, the former world number 1 Pablo Lima, and his partner of the day, Lucas Cunha, who entered to try to qualify their country against Miguel Oliveira and Afonso Ramos. But after winning the first set, the players of the “auriverde” selection suffered a “comeback” as beautiful as it was surprising from their opponents! Final score 3/6 6/4 7/5 for the Portuguese who qualify for the last four and achieve the biggest feat since the start of the tournament. Indeed, on paper Brazil was the strongest nation after Spain and Argentina.

Absent in Qatar, the Lusitanians celebrate their return to competition in the most beautiful way. Tomorrow they will try to create an even greater achievement against Argentina. It looks very difficult but visibly impossible is not…Portuguese!

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