With the group stages locked in and all friendlies being played out – we’re taking a fresh look at the only 5 teams who have a chance of lifting the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
England seems to be fitting round pegs into square holes, Brazil is mauling every team in their way and France waits patiently to strike as defending champions.
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A flawless qualifying campaign has only cemented their favorite position further and a return to the glory days looks more and more hopeful.
Talismanic frontman Neymar will be leading the attack in Qatar and will attempt to recreate Brazil’s skill-based setups, with Vinicius Junior and Richarlison in support of a sixth World Cup.
Success at last year’s Copa America America and a solid qualifying campaign have reared Argentina fans’ heads.
This is almost certainly Argentina’s heroic forward Lionel Messi’s last World Cup and scoring 5 goals against Estonia in June’s friendly will only add to the fire in his belly.
The Albicelestes are joined in Group C by Mexico, Poland, and Saudi Arabia and they will go toe-to-toe against minnows Saudi Arabia in their opener on November 22.
Le Bleus will be concerned with Paul Pogba’s injury woes and Antoine Griezmann coming off a challenging period at the club level – while veteran striker Olivier Giroud will be 36 when he enters Qatar.
However, the defending champions still have a wealth of talent – Karim Benzema and PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe will be licking their lips for a chance to play in Qatar.
France begins their defence against Australia and will be bidding to be the third nation to retain the World Cup since 1962.
England reached the semi-finals four years ago against Croatia and came agonizingly close to winning the Euros last year – finishing runners-up to Italy.
A solid backline, a spellbinding midfield filled to the brim with young talent, and stalwart Harry Kane leading the line should put them at the top of the pile.
However, a woeful Nations League campaign and rumors that this might be manager Gareth Southgate’s last tournament have only dragged down the Three Lion’s confidence. A strong start against Iran in the opening game should level the former World Cup winner’s mindset.
However, they impressed in finishing third at the delayed Euro 2020 and Luis Enrique has reunited Spain’s technically talented squad.
Although they’re not the same team as 2010 – lacking star-studded talent – Spain enjoys a plethora of possession. Ferran Torres and Alvaro Moratta will lead the line against opening opponents Costa Rica.
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