The world is getting ready for a new war, the battle will be fought between rival countries, players, and fans. This war will not be fought at the borders but on the playgrounds, here we are talking about FIFA World Cup 2022. This time it is happening in Qatar.
The list is prepared by taking into consideration of recent performance of the teams. There are 32 that will compete for the world cup trophy. The 7 teams to watch in this world cup are:-
Despite a lackluster performance in the last world cup and UEFA Euro Cup 2020 but you can’t ignore Germany, they are desperate to claim their lost legacy. Germany has always been a strong team that has won 4 world cups and been runner-up on 4 other occasions.
Thomas Mueller, Marco Reus, and Tim Werner can make the opposition uncomfortable at any point of the game with their pace and ability to score goals. Manuel Neuer as a goalkeeper can upset any rival with his presence.
Belgium came out as the challenging team to beat in recent years. Ranked number two in the world proves their consistent performance on international stages, but unfortunately, they have not won any major world tournament.
Belgium has the world’s best midfielders Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard and the forward is dominated by players like Romelu Lukaku and Michy Batshuayi. Belgians back in the country are keenly waiting for the first international trophy.
Argentina was the runner-up in the 2014 version of the FIFA world cup. Argentina is the most successful team in the CONMEBOL–UEFA Cup of Champions, having won it twice back in 1993 and most recently in 2022 by beating Italy.
The star of the team is Lionel Messi with so many world records in his name and he is in good form as seen in club matches for PSG. With Paulo Dybala and Angel Di Maria, Argentina will pose strong resistance against rivals.
Croatia surprised everyone by qualifying for the finals in 2018 after beating England in the semi-finals. Croatia has shown exceptional football skills that led them to the finals. The Golden Ball award was won by Croatian Luka Modric and he is widely regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of all time. This time Croats are desperate to lift the trophy.
Croatia played impressive football recently in UEFA Nations League and topped their group by winning against France, Denmark, and Austria.
In recent years, England has started showing some good football under the leadership of manager Gareth Southgate. England was the finalist in UEFA 2020 and semi-finalist in the 2018 FIFA world cup. England football fans have been waiting for the trophy for 56 years since it won the world cup back in 1966.
Harry Kane was the leading goal scorer and the winner of the golden boot award in the last version(2018). Raheem Sterling can deceive anyone with his pace.
France is the reigning champion who lifted the trophy of the FIFA World Cup in 2018 and is a strong contender and try to defend its title under the iconic manager Didier Deschamps.
The National Football team of France is star-studded with players like Kylian Mbappe, Karim Benzema, and Antoine Griezmann who are in their best form so it will be difficult for teams to beat them.
Ranked number one in the world, Brazil is a 5-time winner in the history of the FIFA World Cup and is the only team that participated in all the world cups to date.
Brazil is a team driven by passion and enthusiasm towards sport because football is preached as a religion in the country. Players like Neymar Jr. can change the face of the game at any moment.
Thiago Silva is one of the best defenders in the world. Winger Vinicius Jr. is considered one of the best players and wingers in the world, he is known for his dribbling skills and high pace.
The last time Brazil won the world cup was in 2002, so this time they will try hard to prove their dominance.
These countries are the most likely contenders to win the FIFA world cup 2022. But Football is a game of uncertainty, no team has won the trophy two times in a row since 1962. So, hold your nerves for this action-packed tournament, and what is your favorite team, kindly let us know.
Who won the 2018 world cup?
Who is best soccer team in the world?
Brazil, according to FIFA world ranking
Which countries are the best soccer countries in the world?
Brazil, Argentina, France, Germany, England, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, Italy and Croatia
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