Only time will tell in the end, but these are the five teams that ultimately stand out heading into the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Who will win the World Cup? This is the question on everyone’s mind as the tournament in Qatar finally gets underway. 64 national teams are in the mix here, but only several really stand out. Here are a few of the most promising title contenders.
With an in-form Neymar leading the charge, Brazil will be looking to make it six World Cup titles in Qatar. The Selecao are always a force to be reckoned with on the football pitch, and with a talented squad of players, they will be eyeing up another trophy. They’re currently on a seven-match winning streak and are unbeaten in their last 15 matches (W11 D4).
The reigning World Cup champions will be looking to defend their title in 2022, and with players like Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema leading the attack, they will be tough to beat. In all, France are always a dangerous team on the football pitch. Their recent run of form has been a bit too 50/50 for our liking though, making them more of a dark horse in this race.
It’s the question on every football fan’s mind: can Lionel Messi finally win the World Cup with Argentina? The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner got his first taste of international success in 2021 by winning the Copa America and is clearly desperate for more going into Qatar. Considering Argentina’s current form, it’s hard to argue otherwise. The South American champions have not lost a match since July 2019 – 36 matches ago to be precise.
In terms of talent, England have a squad capable of competing with anyone in the game. The Three Lions may not have won the World Cup since 1966, but Gareth Southgate’s side have done fairly well in major tournaments recently. They finished runners-up to Italy in Euro 2020 and also reached the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup and 2019 Nations League.
Spain have been playing well lately, and they’re confident they can make a run at the World Cup in Qatar. La Roja have the talent and the experience to make it all the way. They also have some of the most exciting young players in the world and a great coach in Luis Enrique, who knows what it takes to win at the highest level.