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 World Cup Qatar 2022:World’s predictions for the World Cup (and however it'll attend Latin American teams)

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Who can win the 2022 Qatar World Cup?

Many people in square measurea|geographic area|geographical region|geographic region} are filling their pool (cock, penca or sports lotus, depends on every country) making an attempt to answer this question as if it were a applied mathematics piece of writing.

And few have clear answers.

There square measure the standard suspects, the large names World Health Organization return to the present event with the favorites: Brazil, France, Argentina... etc.

Behind them comes a bunch of groups that would do the large blow: European country, England, The Netherlands, Spain and European country.

All of them with potentialities, by numbers and players, to remain with the foremost precious trophy on the planet: the over half-dozen kilos (five of them solid gold) that carries the FIFA World Cup.

That’s why at BBC Mundo we have a tendency to additionally wished to create our predictions concerning favorites, surprises and, above all, however the participation of the Latin American groups may well be.


The favorites (favorites)

Brazil: while not hesitation, is that the main candidate to remain with the title and obtain the "Hexa", that is, its sixth World Cup.

If we have a tendency to point out numbers, it might be enough to talk over with its recent performance: 

this year it's vie eight games, won seven and solely tied one, against Ecuador for the globe Cup qualifiers, once it absolutely was already classified to Qatar 2022.

He scored thirty two goals and his opponents may solely score thrice.

He has crystal rectifier the FIFA ranking since March this year and since 2020 he has not fallen from third place.

But particularly what puts him before of this list is that the huge capability of its players: Neymar son (star within the PSG), archangel Hebrew (who has had a superlative season in Arsenal) and Vinicius son (indispensable forward in Real Madrid).

In fact it disregarded of the ultimate need players World Health Organization may simply be starters in alternative groups like Firmino, one amongst the good stars of city or archangel Barbosa "Gabigol" (Flamengo).

To these stars square measure additional players like Casemiro within the centre (winner of 5 Champions League with Real Madrid, 

currently in Manchester United) and Marquinhos in defense (captain of PSG), among others.

Now, to induce his "Hexa" he doesn't have it therefore easy: he shares cluster G with geographical region, 

European country and Cameroon, compact groups that would create it troublesome for him to remain with the primary place.

And if they are doing, Spain, Germany, The Netherlands or Argentina may well be on the thanks to the ultimate in national capital on eighteen Dec.

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France: the last champion will always be a favorite, although since Brazil won the title of 62, no team has managed to retain the title in the next World Cup.

However, in this case the possibilities increase especially by two factors: 

his stellar forward formed by Kylian Mbappé (PSG), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid and current Golden Ball) and Anthony Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid).

And two, an unexpected renewal in the midfield with the call of Aurélien Tchouaméni and Eduardo Camavinga 

(both in Real Madrid) to replace two fundamental pieces of the 2018 Russian title that did not reach Qatar by injury: N'golo Kanté and Paul Pogba.

These players, together with an experienced defense led by Raphael Varane (Manchester United) and Dayot Upamecano (Bayern Munich) make up a very difficult team to beat.

Against: it has always been difficult for the last champion to retain the title, plus the noise inside the dressing room due to internal problems between some players could affect the team’s performance.

Argentina: recent history has not seen a team (and a country) so eager to win a World Cup like this Argentina.

And he has reason to dream: Argentina is currently the champion of the Copa América and makes 35 games that does not know defeat.

The last game he lost was in July 2019 (against Brazil).

But above all, it is a project that has been built on its top star: 

Lionel Messi (PSG), who has been by far the best footballer on the planet for the last 15 years and who, if he stays with the World Cup, would place him at the top of Olympus football.

Against: the injury of one of his main pieces, Giovani Lo Celso (Villarreal) a few days before the first match against Saudi Arabia, which changed the plans of his coach Lionel Scaloni.

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2. The other candidates (and a couple of surprises)

Germany: always a favourite. However, unlike other years, there is a renewal process that has not yet been fully conducted.

In Russia 2018, he was eliminated in the first round and in the Euro 2020 (held in 2021) he only reached 16th.

But it has figures like Leroy Sane, Serge Gnabry and the endless Thomas Muller (the three of Bayern Munich), who can take it to a final in 2014.

Spain: after the golden generation of Casillas, Villa, Xavi and Iniesta, Spain has struggled in the World Championships to regain the prominence of South Africa 2010.

Now, the hand of Luis Enrique has begun to reap good results, such as reaching the semifinals in the Euro 2020 and an outstanding performance in the Nations League where he lost the final to France in 2021.

And although he has figures like Pedri, Gavi (FC Barcelona) and Álvaro Morata (Atlético de Madrid), it will be his strength as a team that will take him as far as possible in this World Cup.

Belgium: the possible last lap of the so-called "golden generation" of Belgian football, led by Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City) and Eden Hazard (Real Madrid).

They have a team with enough football to reach the semifinals again as they did in Russia 2018. 

However, the lack of renewal of their selection could play against them: 70% of the payroll of Qatar 2022 is the same as the previous World Cup.

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England: the "Three Lions" are emerging as one of the great animators of this World Cup.

After reaching the semifinals in Russia 2018 and the final of Euro 2020, England has a team composed of figures from the most powerful professional league in the world today, the Premier League.

Names like Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) and Jack Grealish (Manchester City) could lead England to a second final in world history.

Holland: the great absent Russia 2018 is present in Qatar 2022 and from what has been seen in recent matches, Van Gaal is building a strong team based on the outstanding talent of Liverpool central centre Virgil van Dijk and Barcelona players Frankie de Jong and Memphis Depay.

What about surprises? 

There are four teams that we think could play a prominent role: Denmark, Serbia, Uruguay and Senegal.

These four teams, thanks to the work and the stars they have, could benefit from the calendars and even reach some of the semifinals.

What about Latin America?

We mentioned before that both Brazil and Argentina are two of the big favorites and if the logic is fulfilled, we should prepare for a classic of South American football in the semifinals.

So the winner of that meeting will be in charge of recovering the title for the region, which did not lift the Cup for 20 years when the Canarina won the World Cup in Japan and South Korea.


Since then, only Argentina has been on the verge of glory in 2014, when they lost the final to Germany and Uruguay reached the semifinals in 2010 in South Africa.

But it is also true that we cannot focus only on the title to analyze the impact that Latin American representatives have had in the last world.

Colombia, for example, was one of the protagonists in 2014, where it was the fifth best team in the World Cup after losing in the quarterfinals against the host, Brazil.

Nor can we forget Costa Rica, which advanced to the quarterfinals in that World Cup by the hand of a heroic Keylor Navas, eliminating in the group stage two world champions (England and Italy).

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Or Mexico’s victory over world champion Germany in the world presentation of Hirving "El Chucky" Lozano four years ago.

Nice memories, but already part of the past.

Now it is time to talk about the present and what we can expect in Qatar 2022 with the other Latin American representatives who have accompanied Brazil and Argentina.


We have already said it could be a surprise and many believe they are facing a very good opportunity to repeat the semifinal with South Africa or even have one of the two roles in the final.

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The years are making themselves felt in the historic duo formed by Luis Suárez (Nacional de Uruguay) and Edinson Cavani (Valencia)But their presence alone will be vital to provide the experience to a generation of young people who have given a new identity to the selection led by Diego Alonso.

In addition to the goals that still have in their boots as demonstrated "The gunman" with the title that conquered this year with his beloved National.

The new proper names range from Federico Valverde (figure in Real Madrid), Darwin Nuñez (scorer of Liverpool), Rodrigo Betancur (Tottenham), Ronald Araújo (Barcelona) and Giorgian de Arrascaeta, legend of the Flamengo champion of the Copa Libertadores.

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The key for the celeste will be to win a very difficult group in which are Portugal, South Korea and Ghana. 

If he did, he would avoid a duel against Brazil in the last 16 or a semifinal against Argentina.

Realistically: quarters / Is it not madness?: final


La Tri is preparing for the fourth world cup in its history driven by the progress that has achieved its football in recent years both at the club level and in lower levels of the national team.

It was there that coach Gustavo Alfaro bet to create the basis of his project when he took the reins of a team adrift in 2020, just before the start of the South American qualifiers.

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That is why we see very young names called to lead the team as Moisés Caicedo, Brighton figure in the Premier League in England in which he shares costumes with Pervis Estupiñán, and Piero Hincapié, starter in the Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga.

In addition to Gonzalo Plata, Moisés Ramírez, Jackson Porozo and José Cifuentes who rose from the Ecuadorian team that first conquered the South American U20 in 2019 and finished third in the World Cup that same year.

Ecuador was in group A alongside the Netherlands, Senegal and Qatar, and it is precisely against the hosts in the opening match of the World Cup that their future is played in the tournament.

He is only worth the victory to define his pass to the round of 16 against the current champions of Africa, Senegal, in his last match of the group.

For this he has managed to become a very solid team in defense (he has not received goals in his last six friendlies) but he will have to recover the goal he has lost since the end of the heats (only two in those matches).

Realistically: octaves / Is it not madness? Quarters


Among the fans, the memory of that wonderful adventure in the World Cup in Brazil in 2014 remains alive, where they were eliminated, despite not losing any match, to fall in the definition for penalties against the Netherlands.

To the point that practically no talk about what happened four years later when no victories and a single draw were last in their group in the World Cup in Russia.

That was the prelude to what was to come, a difficult road of qualification towards Qatar that at times was far away, with only six points in the first seven matches of the final octagonal of the CONCACAF.

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The arrival of the Colombian coach Luis Fernando Suarez was a revulsion to implement an important generational change that the selection was crying out for.

Of course, without leaving aside historical and important figures such as Keillor Naves, Francisco Calvo, Bryan Ruiz or Joel Campbell.

It was precisely a goal by Campbell in the minute 3 in the intercontinental repechage against New Zealand that sealed the ticket to the World, not before suffering for 87 minutes the siege and bombardment against the goal of Naves.

The same formula you will surely have to choose to overcome a group with Spain, Germany and Japan.

Realistically: group phase / Isn’t it crazy? Octaves


If there is a statistic that Mexico can hold on to and that can be decisive for what it can do in Qatar is that of its first matches in the World Cup since it hosted in 1986.

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Of the eight tournaments in which he has participated since then he has lost only one of those first matches (against Norway in 1994), 

tied one (against host South Africa in the opening match in 2010) and won six, including that of Germany four years ago.

And their first rival will now be Poland, who on paper will be their direct contender to overcome a group that also includes Argentina and Saudi Arabia.

The problem is that it is very difficult to rely on a statistic to predict what El Tri will be able to do today.

A selection that since the Argentine Gerardo Martin o took the reins in 2019 has become a permanently active volcano and frequent eruptions.

Tata himself is considered the number one enemy in Mexico, and it is only necessary to see the rain of criticism he had when he gave the list of summoned for the World Cup.

In it there are important names such as Guillermo Ochoa, Edson Alvarez, Andres Guardado, Lozano and Raul Jimenez, from whom it is hoped that he can recover completely from the injury that has him away from the courts since August.

The recent win against Iraq reduced the murmur around the national team somewhat, but that relative calm does not usually last as demonstrated by the defeat he suffered in the next match against Sweden.

That is why a victory against Poland will be vital to start talking about the reality of the great concern of the Mexican fans in a World Cup: the curse of the fifth game (Not being able to pass the round of 16).

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