This 2022, the highly anticipated sporting event will happen in just a few months and its qualification round is almost over. After a few months of qualifying process, 15 teams from all over the world are already confirmed to play in the final tournament.
Only 17 spots left, in the next few months the 32 teams will be completed before the Qatar World Cup starts in November. In this article, we will examine the top ten favorite national teams to win the World Cup.
Clearly, we shouldn’t leave out the Azzurri on this list, after all, they are the defending champions of the Euro 2020. Although, this doesn’t have a bearing on automatically winning the 2022 World Cup.
This year has been tough for the Italian national team, navigating the pressures of being Euro champions and trying to be qualified for the 2022 World cup in which they eventually achieved, thanks to their persistence.
Having missed the 2018 edition of the World Cup in Russia, the Dutch are now back with vengeance and they had a good beginning this year following their win against Norway at the Europe qualifiers. Louis van Gaal’s team is back with Virgil van Dijk in assistance.
Nothing more deserving to be qualified to the Qatar Games than the Danes who have shown a surprising performance this year. A lot of credits however was given to coach Kasper Hjulmand, who had an excellent method of bringing out the skills of his players such as Mohamed Daramy, Jonas Wind, and Mikkel Damsgaard.
Argentina are keen to give Messi a World Cup title after their win at the 2021 Copa America. His supporters and critics are expecting him to bring the ultimate international title before he retires in football.
The world’s number one national team according to FIFA’s ranking list is among the favorites to win this year. It’s not surprising that Belgium is on this list, having players like Kevin de Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku are a plus.
In the Conmebol, the Selecao are hungry for the World Cup title and they managed to show a good performance despite the absence of star player Neymar sustaining an injury in last year’s PSG match against Saint-Etienne at Ligue 1.
Spain has been doing great during the qualification period, they have been imitating their wonderful performance in the semi-finals of Euro 2020.
Hansi Flick’s team may have difficulties in keeping their play well but the coach is putting them in a good form this time. The method of Flick is also paying off and it is important in the team’s future matches.
England managed to be on the top of their qualifying group, and it was the plan of coach Gareth Southgate all along. Aside from having good form, their methods are perfect, but they need to fix other aspects if they want to win the World Cup.
The Blues had a short time in the finals of Euro 2020, however, we can’t deny the fact that they are still the reigning champions of the FIFA World Cup since their win in 2018.
France is already a formidable opponent having talents like N’Golo Kanté and Lucas Hernande, but the responsibility still lies to the shoulder of Kylian Mbappe. He is still the team’s best player but the power should be distributed equally among the group in order to stay undefeatable.
There is still a few months left before the Qatar games starts but the competition is already hot as the qualifying period is about to end. We can be sure that the World Cup in November would be a fantastic event.