The most awaited 2022 World Cup held in Qatar is just a few weeks away. Players worldwide are getting ready to emerge victorious at the game. As many as 32 countries are going to compete with each other to win the championship. UEFA EURO 2020 is a living example of why nothing is certain at a high level of international football. The world saw Italy prove their shock playoff exit against North Macedonia. Italy would have possibly performed well at the World Cup 2022 following their European win. However, the team will be on vacation when the tournament begins on November 21. So, which sections are leading in terms of favorites, and who is going to emerge by surprising everyone? Let’s see.
List of the Favourites Who Are Likely to Win the World Cup 2022
Germany received their qualification confirmation in October and entered the Qatar 2022. We still haven’t forgotten their premature exit at Euro 2020. Anyway, previously winning the World Cup four times, when Germany can count on the experience of Joshua Kimmich, Antonio Rudiger and Thomas Muller, the team also has emerging players like Jamal Musiala, David Raum and Lukas Nmecha. Germany didn’t perform well while defending their title in Russia 2018, but they hope to prove themselves in Qatar.
Brazil didn’t experience a World Cup victory ever since 2002. Still, being five-time champions, they are currently favorites owing to talents like Neymar, Vinicius Junior and others, defenders like Eder Militao and Marquinhos and midfielders like Fabiano at their disposal. Second, in the Fifa World Ranking, Brazil possesses quality in all the departments.
The current form of this team has jumped to the odds of 13/2 (7.50), and as you would expect are favorites to win their group. They, much like rival team Brazil, also carry the burden of expectations. They won Copa America in 2021, ending a long wait of 28 years which also reduces the extreme pressure on Lionel Messi when he performs at the Qatar World Cup this month. The challenge for the team’s coach right now is to guide the team properly if they want to win the title.
In previous tournaments like World Cup and European Championships, England was a team that performed after failing to meet expectations. The couple got defeated by a penalty against Italy for the Euro 2020 championship and reached the World Cup semi-finals in 2018. With players like Harry Kane, Phil Foden and, Declan Rice, Jude Bellingham as midfielders, England seems to improve with each tournament, and their team appears competent to be the winner of the World Cup this year. Nothing can be said for a fact about football, but it is expected that even if they don’t win, they should reach the semi-finals.
France returned to their form and won the Nations League on November 2021 against Spain, and they have been unbeatable ever since. With competent players in all departments, from Goalkeeper Mike Maignan, and star players like Mbappe, Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante, the team is well-fancied to win the World Cup this year.
Other Contenders, Who are Likely to Win Qatar World Cup 2022?
Since the 2006 World Cup, this is the first time the team won’t solely depend on Ronaldo’s performance because they have players in all areas, such as Ruben Dias as a defender and elders Ruben Neves and Sanches. The team is available on 14/1 (15.00).
Qatar is likely their last shot at winning this tournament. With all the players in their 30s, the team is indeed an ageing force, but they are talented, and they might get a shot if there’s a favorable draw.
Who are the Outsiders Who Could Spring a Surprise?
1. United States
The team isn’t expected to win, but as they don’t have considerable pressure, they might be proven great opponents for leading teams.
They have plenty of experience and great players at their disposal. They are available at 50/1.
There are quite a few teams at 150/1, like Mexico. However, the host Qatar is at 250/1, and it is a long shot for them to win in their homeland.
How Much Faith Do You Have in the Predictions?
Though football fans have varied opinions and expectations from their favored team, nothing can be said for sure before the tournament begins. The match is unpredictable, with no team to be selected absolutely to win the title. With recent matches, it is proven again and again that no prediction is to be taken as absolute. Each team possesses quality players in each department, and they have their strategy to go forward with the game. The Qatar World Cup is a few weeks away, and now the anticipation begins. Do you have a winner in your mind?