Which Teams Are Likely to Reach The World Cup Final in Qatar 2022?
As the stage gets set for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, several favorites have emerged with solid cause to reach the tournament’s latter stages. From bookmakers across the world, here are some of the favorites to reach the World Cup final in 2022:
With a wealth of talent at their disposal, Brazil are widely regarded as favorites to win the World Cup in several sportsbooks. From Neymar Jr to Vinicius Junior, Casemiro to Marquinhos, Brazil have immense talent all over the pitch. They will have to contend with a lot, as their absence at the World Cup final stretches across twenty years.
The Three Lions have been impressive recently, and there is a feeling that Qatar 2022 may be their time to shine. They reached the final at Euro 2020 and the semi-finals in the Russia 2018 edition. Chants of ‘It is coming home’ will fill the stadiums in Qatar whenever England play, and may buoy the team to another World Cup final.
As defending champions, the French do not exactly earn the right to be favorites. However, they have arguably the best squad in national football, and the duo of KylianMbappe and Karim Benzema represents a fraction of France’s arsenal. Another final appearance is not beyond the ability of this French team, but they have to get over their disappointing appearance at Euro 2020.
Outside France, Brazil, and England, Argentina are one of the closest favorites to win the World Cup in Qatar. Despite winning Copa America in 2021 and Finalissima in 2022, Argentina will have to contend with recent World Cup disappointment as Lionel Messi hopes to win the tournament for the first time in his career.
Since winning the World Cup in 2010, Spain have recorded disappointment after disappointment in tournaments. They have had to rebuild their team and play a more direct brand of football. They remain outside favorites going into the tournament, but they will need to do a lot to get to the final.
Explosive, solid, and full of quality, the Dutch are strong outsiders to blow our minds come Qatar 2022. They have the general Louis van Gaal in the dugout as manager, and he will hope to inspire his charges to their first ever World Cup trophy. The Oranje have a colorful World Cup history, minus the trophy, and ruling them out has never been wise.
Although they have a unique history in this tournament, Germany do not look as strong as they would have hoped. They still lack a world-class center forward, which is one thing they had in the likes of Gerd Mueller and Miroslav Klose, but they have enough quality all over the pitch to mount a strong challenge.
Belgium are a top side but have failed to prove themselves on a grand stage. Portugal, with Cristiano Ronaldo, can also claim to be one of the outside favorites, although they barely qualified for the tournament.