FIFA World Cup 2022 Favorites

By | November 1, 2022
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With the FIFA World Cup coming in less than a month, the most common question lingering in the heads of many is, ‘Who will win the World Cup?’ In every World Cup, favorite teams stand a strong chance of winning the most coveted trophy in international football. The favorites change from time to time, depending on the team’s form, the quality of its players, injuries to key players, and the quality of their coaches, among other factors. The Qatar edition will not be different, just like the many other World Cup editions.
It is worth noting that being a favorite does not necessarily mean a team will win. Different factors may affect a team’s run-in, which may mean suffering elimination in the earlier or late stages of the competition. Among the many quality teams featured in Qatar during the World Cup, Brazil, Argentina, Spain, and France will likely, triumph in Qatar.
Brazil was the first team to qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2022 after hosting Qatar. Their excellent form in the qualifiers and the quality of their team make them favorites. Neymar, Casemiro, Marquinhos, Militao, Alisson, Richarlison, and others are key players that will play a significant role in Brazil’s quest for glory. Brazil has won the most World Cup trophies, and their star-studded squad gives them an advantage over most teams.
Argentina has been one of the best teams in recent history. Their form in the recent past has been excellent, and they have a quality squad comprising some of the most gifted players in the world, including Lionel Messi. Argentina is the only team that has gotten better than Brazil in recent years. Julian Scaloni will be keen to replicate his troop’s impeccable performances at the World Cup. Argentina defeated the Selecao in the final of the Copa World Cup 2021 at their home ground and created history by winning the prestigious trophy. The current Argentina team is probably the best they had in almost a decade, and with the team, they stand a better chance of winning the World Cup.
The Spanish national squad is the youngest in the tournament regarding average age. Under Luis Enrique, the squad’s transition has been seamless and has continued to improve every game. Their recent performances in Euro 2020 and the Nations League give hope for better days. Spain lost through penalties to Italy in the Euro 2020 semi-finals and France in the Nations League final. While they lack experience, the young guns’ quality may be too much to bear for most teams. Hence, they are likely to mount a reasonable challenge for glory.
Les Bleus are the reigning World Champions after beating Croatia in the 2018 edition in Russia. The team is star-studded, from the goalkeepers to the strikers, giving them a better opportunity to win. The recent rise of Camavinga, Tchouameni, and Benzema, who has been announced the best player in the world, makes France favorites. While injuries to Pogba and Kante, two key members of the 2018 team, maybe a worry, other talents await in the ranks to step up.
Final Prediction
These four teams stand a better chance of winning the World Cup. However, France’s inexperienced midfield may affect the chances of overcoming experienced teams. Like France’s inexperienced midfield, Spain has an inexperienced young team. The lack of experience is a huge factor that could prove the difference between the winner and runners-up. Thus, all factors considered, Argentina and Brazil are the most likely teams to win the World Cup. Precisely, I predict Argentina to emerge victorious in December. Their team is a blend of experienced, inexperienced talented players and the most gifted footballer. Factoring their form, quality of players and hunger to give Messi a fitting send-off, Argentina will win the 2022 edition of the World Cup in Qatar.
My fellow writer thinks the Netherlands ought to have featured in this article. What’s your take?

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