Ranking the top 5 favourites to win the 2022 FIFA World Cup,
the tournament in Qatar is set to kick off in November.
32 countries from all over the world will be in Qatar for one of the sport’s most exciting events. The favourites to win the 2022 World Cup are Brazil, England, Spain, Argentina and defending champions France. Let’s take a look at some favourites to win the tournament in Qatar
The World Cup 5 time winners are back with a strong squad that includes world class players like Neymar Richard and Philippe Coutinho, as well as rising stars Vinicius Jr and Gabriel Martinelli, Lucas pakeda, Anthony. Maybe it’s time for this team to win the 20 year wait and lift the most desired international trophy again. Gabriel Jesus, Neymar and Vinicius Jr have all been having an exceptional season so far in their respective leagues, while attack alone won’t win tournaments.
Under the management of Tito, Brazil has formed a strong spine as well, featuring Allison Becker, veteran Thiago Silva, Marquinhos case Miro and Fabino. Looking at the strength of tight squad, it’s obvious why Brazil are favourites to win the 2022 World Cup. Since winning the 2002 World Cup, Brazil have only made it past the quarter finals once they smashed their way through South American qualifying, winning 14 games and drawing three of their 17 fixtures.
As if that isn’t impressive enough, they scored 40 goals and conceded only 5. Brazil are the favourite to win this year’s World Cup in Qatar. They are arguably the best team in the world right now.
The current holders and two time winners of the trophy, France are billed as the second favourite to win the 2022 World Cup.
It is not surprising to see their name among the best teams in the world as they also have a bunch of stars in the squad that could play enough role in their successful run. When you look at the France squad you will see why they are the reigning world champions.
An abundance of talent in attack with the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Karim Benzema and Ousmane Dembele may help them to reach another final this year, or perhaps even retain the trophy. Less Blues have recently won the UEFA Nations League and have booked their place in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
Benzema was named the UEFA Player of the Year after leading Real Madrid to a Champions League title last season. This team has a lot of young talent with unmatched experience in the squad with the likes of Hugo Lloris, Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba among others. Whether Didier Descham has the ability to keep all the stars aligned remains to be seen.
The 3 Lions of England have only one World Cup in their illustrious football history, which they won in 1966.
Decades later, they have emerged as third favourites for the title after some strong performances.
Semi finalists at the 2018 tournament and finalists at the European Championship, which is the biggest preview to the FIFA World Cup. England is on everyone’s radar after impressive performances in the UEFA Nations League. Gareth Southgate side will also have chances to show quality again in Qatar, having a number of fresh blood players in their ranks with the players they have at their disposal. Plus based on experience the team can be lethal. Harry Kane is on his way to becoming the country’s all time.
Leading scorer and is just three behind the current record of 53 held by Wayne Rooney.
Young guns like Jude Bellingham, Phil foden and UK Osaka would all be hungry for silverware
Qatar’s World Cup could become Lionel Messi’s last chance to win the desired title after lifting the Copa America Trophy in 2021.
The Albiceleste are currently doing well in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, having eight wins and four draws, though they have not shown an impressive result as Brazil’s national team did. Argentina beat Italy 3 to 0 to win the 2022 Finalissima and have won their last four games by a combined score of 14 to 0. Lionel Scaloni Argentina are on a 32 game unbeaten streak, which is just 5 games short of the global record.
Argentina are always fancied going into a World Cup and this year is no different.
Lionel Scaloni side have impressed in recent times and are the current Copa America champions, having beaten Brazil in the 2021 final.
They have been drawn into group c with Mexico, Poland and Saudi Arabia
Some of the best talents the sport has ever seen have come from Spain.
Spain last won the World Cup in 2010 with a one to zero win over the Netherlands in the final.
Since then they have slipped slightly with underwhelming performances in the last two World Cups.However, the team has shown some solid performances in the last couple of seasons, reaching the semi finals of EUR 2020 but losing to eventual winners Italy on penalties.
They also finished runners ups in the nation’s league this year, losing to France in the finals. They have already qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and are leading group with 19 points, having improved under Luis Enrique. Spain is fancied quite highly to contest for the World Cup title, with young prospects like Pedro Gavi and Farran Torres from Barcelona establishing themselves in an international setup, the experience of Jordi Alba at the back and rodri.
Holding the Fort in midfield, Spain will go for it. They are the 5th odds on favourite for the title, but they face quite the hurdle to that title in Qatar.
They have been grouped with Germany, another odds on favourite for the title, as well as Japan and Costa Rica