The FIFA World Cup 2022 is a tournament awaited by the entire footballing community. It seems as if just a day or two ago we had the 2018 FIFA World Cup which was won by France. So, how will this year’s FIFA World Cup pan out? We will see Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos, Neymar Jr, Gareth Bale, and Sadio Mane, all on the global stage. The FIFA World Cup has a special feeling of nationalism associated with it. Some players appear to be different beasts while playing for their nation. Neymar Jr, Paul Pogba, and Angel Di Maria are a few examples. Here is an in-depth look at the predictions for the FIFA World Cup:
Best Contenders to Win FIFA World Cup 2022:
1) Argentina can win FIFA World Cup 2022:
The Argentine team is on a very dominant run in South American football. After consistently qualifying for the Finals of Copa America in 2016, the team finally won the trophy in 2021. The team has also recently won their first-ever Finalissima Trophy by beating Italy 3-0 in the final. The Argentines, in short, are on a roll. They look to have a sorted team. The team has been drawn into Group C.
It will also be the last World Cup for one of the greatest players to ever touch the ball, Lionel Messi. The team now has a purpose to win the World Cup. That being, a great farewell to this sensation of football. The past performances of the Argentine team are very impressive. They played in the last 8 in 2018 and were the finalists in 2014.
The team has a good mix of experience and youth. The likes of Lo Celso, Paulo Dybala, and Angel Correa bring in the firepower. While players like Di Maria, Otamendi, and Lionel Messi are there to take matters in hand when the situation is grim. The defense line also looks sorted with Emi Martinez with the gloves.
Here is a look at Argentina’s Schedule:
|Tuesday, Nov. 22||Argentina vs. S. Arabia||5 a.m.||Lusail|
|Saturday, Nov. 26||Argentina vs. Mexico||2 p.m.||Lusail|
|Wednesday, Nov. 30||Poland vs. Argentina||2 p.m.||Stadium 974|
2) France can win the FIFA World Cup 2022:
Once a lion tastes blood, he loves to catch more prey. The same is the case with the French National team. The team will be keen to make an impactful comeback after a dreadful performance at the Euros. The France team doesn’t lack firepower. It is just that they need to play as a team.
It is a team full of Superstars. Rising Sensation Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante, and Camavinga will be key players. This team also has a great balance of experience and firepower. The likes of Raphael Varane, Benjamin Pavard, and Dembele will have to play to their potential. They have a great leader in the form of Pogba. Paul Pogba is a different player while playing for Manchester United and a different player while playing for Manchester United.
Here is a look at France’s Schedule for FIFA World Cup 2022:
|Tuesday, Nov. 22||France vs. AUS/UAE/PER||2 p.m.||Al Janoub|
|Saturday, Nov. 26||France vs. Denmark||11 a.m.||Stadium 974|
|Wednesday, Nov. 30||Tunisia vs. France||10 a.m.||Education City|
The Brazilian team is coming off an amazing winning streak! They scored 4-0 against Paraguay, 4-0 against Chile, 4-0 against Bolivia, and 5-1 against South Korea. If they can carry this form forward and can hold their head on their shoulders, the Brazilians are top contenders. The team is not made of exceptionally well-known superstars but it has players who get the job done.
Their strike force includes the beloved Neymar Jr, Vinicius Jr, and the quick Richarlison. It is very difficult to match the pace of all these players. They are lightning-fast on the pitch. Neymar has been playing on the international stage since 2014 and his experience will come in handy.
The names in mid-field are jaw-dropping. The selectors are going to find it difficult to narrow down on a select number of players. The top options are Philippe Coutinho, Fred, Lucas Paqueta, Casemiro, and many many more. The defense line is sorted with Ederson being the first-choice keeper and Allison Becker also being a top choice. A lot will rely on Eder Militao, Danilo, and Thiago Silva.
Here is a look at Brazil’s schedule for FIFA World Cup:
|Match Date||Match Between||Time||Venues|
|Thursday, Nov. 24||Brazil vs. Serbia||2 p.m.||Lusail|
|Monday, Nov. 28||Brazil vs. Switzerland||11 a.m.||Stadium 974|
|Friday, Dec. 2||Cameroon vs. Brazil||2 p.m.||Lusail|
England is a top-contenders as well. It is a great chance for the English fans to sing, “It’s coming home! It’s coming home!”. If England does not spoil, their party, they have a gun team. The rise of players such as Mason Mount and Phil Foden has increased their chances by four-folds. The English man just has to make sure they play to their potential and do not try to do something extra-ordinary. The reason is the fact that their skill is already exquisite.
Their strike force includes the likes of Harry Kane, Bukayo Saka, and Raheem Sterling. Jadon Sancho and Tammy Abraham have also risen through the ranks. The midfield has a truckload of magicians. They have the services of Phil Foden, Mason Mount, Jack Grealish, and Jude Bellingham. All these players are young and fast. Jack Grealish can do immense damage. On his day he will make the opposition dance to his tunes.
Here is a look at England’s schedule:
|Monday, Nov. 21||England vs. Iran||8 a.m.||Khalifa Int’l|
|Friday, Nov. 25||England vs. the USA||2 p.m.||Al Bayt|
|Tuesday, Nov. 29||WAL/UKR/SCO vs. England||2 p.m.||Ahmad Bin Ali|
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