The 2022 FIFA WC is knocking at the door as the mega event is set to start on 21st November 2022 and will run until 18th December. For the first time, Middle East country Qatar will host the competition. 32 teams from 6 different confederations will battle among themselves to lift the most glorious trophy in sports history. In this content we will discuss about the possible winners of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Which Teams are Hot Favorite to Win 2022 FIFA WC?
The soccer world has become very much competitive in the recent years and there are so many sides who can lift the 36.8 cm high and 6.1 kg weighed 18 carat gold piece. Let’s have a look at the worthy contenders.
After clinching the UEFA Euro 2020, Gli Azzurri are definitely one of the hot favorites to win the Qatar WC. The Euro glory will boost their confidence and they seemed pretty much indomitable under Roberto Mancini. They made new world record with 36 matches unbeaten streak so far and yes one opponents are really finding it hard to score past them. Gigi Donnarumma have proved to be the worthy successor of Buffon and he along with Italian defence have been rock solid. A creative and at the same time a very much well linked midfield and the deadly finishing of their forwards making them a serious contender for the World Cup.
Key Players: Donnarumma, Bonucci, Jorginho, Chiesa, Immobile.
Leo Messi, one of the best footballer of his generation and of all time, has finally successfully lifted an international trophy. The only piece of the puzzle which he has been missing. The Copa America victory after 28 long years have certainly made Argentina the side to look out at the Qatar WC. This Argentine squad is just full of passion and they showed that they really can do everything for their country. With a Falcon under the bar in Emi Martinez and likes of Otamendi, Romero in front of him, Lionel Scaloni has certainly got a solid backline. De Paul, Di Maria and other midfielders have already proven themselves gem and with someone like Leo Messi fans can certainly hope for the best this time. And yes, don’t forget this is the last chance for the left footed magician to lift this magical trophy. So he will be definitely keener than ever.
Key Players: Emi Martinez, De Paul, Di Maria, Leo Messi.
You are talking about WC hot favorites and you’re not mentioning Brazil? Nah, that can’t happen. You can never write Brazil off, at least not in a FIFA WC event. They are the most successful side in the competition history and they can destroy any opponent any day. There will be a good fight between Alisson and Ederson to become the first choice for their Boss. Brazilian defence is always full of stars and likes of Marquinhos, Silva will be tough for any opposition attacker to go past. Casemiro, Paqueta will be key in the mid while Neymar and Richarlison will be the danger factors at the front. Lets see if they can finally complete their hexa mission.
Key Players: Ederson, Marquinhos, Casemiro, Neymar.
Germany marched into the 2014 WC with one of their most decorated and strongest side in the history. But after the glory at the Brazil World Cup, they somehow faded and Joachim Low failed to bring in the familiar rhythm into his players. However, Hansi Flick took over and once again they are playing like a devastating side. Neuer’s form have been an issue of major concern but he is a proven goalie and the Germans do have worthy replacements of him. Then there are top class defenders like Rudiger, Ginter, Hummels. The versatility of Gosens, Kimmich along with sniper Kroos, Reus, Goretzka in the mid and the likes of Gnabry, Sane, Havertz at the front makes them a side to fear. If Flick really turns the heat on, then they can singe any opposition any day.
Key Players: Kimmich, Gosens, Kroos, Havertz, Reus.
Now we are talking about probably the unluckiest national team of this generation. The Red Devils started ruling the FIFA ranking right after the 2014 World Cup and they stayed at the peak a long long time but somehow they choked at the mega events either in quarterfinals or in the semis. The side has got superb goalkeepers, experienced defenders, magical midfielders and poacher forwards. Thibaut Courtois is always a reliable option under the bar. You will barely find a better midfielder than Kevin De Bruyne and you may not find one at the moment. And there are very small number of forwards who can be at the level of Hazard and Lukaku. But the position, where Belgium often gets hurt, is their back line. But the fans will be hoping the Roberto Martinez will fix it with a glue and will march towards their first ever mega event glory.
Key Players: Courtois, De Bruyne, Lukaku, Hazard.
Here comes the current World Cup holders. Despite a disappointing Round of 16 exit at the UEFA Euro 2020, Les Bleus will be keen to defend their title at Qatar. Although the recent history tells that the title holders can’t even progress to the knockout stage, France will certainly not give a look at those facts. They have probably got the most (or one of the) balanced side in the football world and most importantly their benched players are also world class. Thus one must count them as one of the top contenders to clinch the title. An experienced goal stopper in Lloris, a top class and rock hard backline with plenty of options make them a tough side to score past. The midfield features likes of Kante, Pogba while Mbappe, Benzema and Griezmann at the front will snatch the sleep of many defenders.
Key Players: Kante, Pogba, Griezmann, Mbappe, Benzema.
“It’s Coming Home! It’s Coming Home!” Oops! The Englishmen were pretty much close at the Euro but unfortunately they had to taste defeat at the shootouts. But Gareth Southgate will be back with his lads and this time they will be eyeing at the biggest prize of the world football. This new England side has got bunch of superstars and they have got very good replacements in almost every position. Lets see if they can bring the 18 carat gold piece home after a lengthy 56 years drought. Among so many names Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire will be the key according to our experts.
Key Players: Pickford, Shaw, Maguire, Sterling, Kane.
The name many of the readers were searching, I guess. Yeah, as long as there is Cristiano Ronaldo, you will have to consider Portugal as one of the contenders for the FIFA World Cup. But yes, don’t forget this side has many other quality players and they showed in the Euro 2016 that they can win even with their main man being injured and left out of the field. Another factor which will boost their morale, will be: Ronaldo’s last World Cup winning chance. Lets have a shortened look at the squad, Rui Patricio showed millions of time how much valuable he is to this team. Ruben Dias is simply one of the best center backs at the moment. Of course, Ronaldo will be the difference maker and he has got the support of incredible players like Diego Jota and Bernardo Silva. Thus they can be seriously tough opponent for any team in the upcoming Qatar WC.
Key Players: Patricio, Dias, Bernardo, Jota, Ronaldo.
Spain side features so many exciting young prospects and it has also got some crucial experienced footballers. With a mastermind manager like Luis Enrique, the expectation will be very much high from this Spanish side. They have already showed at the Euro and Olympic games, what they are capable off and we think they can do it once again at even more bigger stage. Although Enrique seemed to be pretty much mysterious, we think, DDG might be the first choice GK over Simon at Qatar.
Key Players: De Gea, Laporte, Busquets, Pedri, Olmo.
Who are the Possible Semifinalists?
It’s always a tough task to choose just 4 sides among so many highly competitive teams. It also depends upon the draw, but still our experts have studied a lot of facts and researched various outcomes and they chose the following sides as the most possible semifinalists:
Which Side is Most Likely to Win the FIFA WC 2022?
Choosing the exact World Cup winner even before the start of the competition is even a much harder task. The exit of the reigning world champions from the group stage of the very next edition simply proves that. Whatever, our experts who have considered stats, facts, conditions, morale as well as luck factors; have predicted Leo Messi’s Argentina to lift the 2022 FIFA World Cup title. According to them, Albicelestes morale will be much higher after that Copa America victory and they will try their level best to hand Messi a World Cup. And after 3 consecutive major final defeats and what Messi has given to the football world, nobody deserves it more than him.
Note: Due to sweltering conditions, FIFA decided to move the World Cup to the Winter when there will be cooler and tolerable temperature. The condition will be pretty much new to almost every team who are genuinely considered as the contenders for the title. And with most of the world class stars of every side playing in the top leagues of the Europe throughout the year, we think the condition will be equally challenging for all these sides.