There is very little left for that event that soccer fans look forward to every four years. As in every World Cup, the bookmakers already have their favorites. With the big event just around the corner, the furor over the album of stickers and an increasingly strong illusion, Qatar 2022 is preparing to be one of those World Cups that will remain in the memory.
There are several candidates that are in the running to take the title this year. Betcris bettors can make their selections, as well, but there are four strongest according to sports bettors.
Sports betting clearly shows that the French team is one of the great candidates to repeat the feat achieved in the last World Cup. For this edition, its main stars will arrive with more experience and, as if that were not enough, they will have the luxury of adding the best center-forward in the world: Karim Benzema.
The French can safely say that they have at least one world-class star per position: Lloris in goal, Kimpembe, Varane and Upamecano below, Kanté, Pogba and Camavinga in the middle, and Mbappé and Benzema above.
With a fairly weak soccer club presently (France recently lost four games), when it came to qualifying for the World Cup, the team obeyed the sports bets. These suggested that the team would be the leader of his group. Although it didn’t sweep as expected, France did well enough to get more points than the rest.
The Brazilians want to bring a World Cup back to their land, something that has not happened since Korea-Japan 2002, coincidentally being the last time that a non-European team won a World Cup. After that, Italy got it in 2006, Spain in 2010, Germany in 2014 and France in 2018, and we’ll see what happens in Qatar in 2022.
The Brazilian squad is overflowing with mega-talented players, such as Neymar, Vinicius Jr., Casemiro, Antony, and several more who are eager to show what they know how to do in the seven games that they will do their best to play.
At the time of qualifying, the truth is that Brazil did not have any kind of inconvenience. Of the 17 games, they won 14 and drew 3, scoring some 36 goals and conceding only 5. Although in some games, they could have left empty-handed, the truth is that the individuals showed their faces and hit at the right time.
The Lions team wants to hit the ground running and achieve something they haven’t been able to do since 1966, being their only World Cup. The English will land in Qatar with the phenomenal center forward Harry Kane as captain and a Gareth Southgate ready to shut the mouths of those who criticize them for not having beaten Italy in the final of the last European Championship.
Kane is a symbol within the squad for what he represents and how well he does for the team. On the attacking front, they will go with the skilled Sterling, Grealish, and Jadon Sancho and Foden, two great players from United and City, respectively.
After the painful runner-up of Euro 2020, in their Qualifying group, they did just what was expected, to qualify first. Although they were lucky enough to enjoy a more than accessible group, they won eight games, drew two and scored almost 40 goals.
In Argentina, the illusion is more alive than ever thanks to “La Scaloneta” by Messi, Di María, ‘Cuti’ Romero and several others. The reconstruction process that began after the end of Russia 2018 has borne great fruit. They have not lost for more than 30 games and won the most recent Copa América by beating Brazil no less than at home, ending a drought of almost 20 years without official titles.
If we talk about figures, “La Pulga,” at 34 years old, is more of a leader than ever in this team. Taking off a very heavy backpack, he is much calmer and more confident ahead of the World Cup. Other talent that will accompany him on the journey are goalkeeper ‘Dibu’ Martínez, the young and imposing Cristian Romero, De Paul and Paredes in midfield, and Di María and Lautaro Martínez up front.
Argentina finished second in the Qualifiers. Without defeats and with almost 40 points in 17 games, a match against Brazil remained pending, which was embarrassingly suspended, and everything would seem to indicate that it has finally been canceled.
Mexican Soccer Personality Has The Answer
A Mexican soccer fan and social media personality believes he has the winning formula to figure out who will win the title. He shared it with anyone who asks.
Jesus Elizondo is a formidable walking encyclopedia on soccer stats. He used a simple process of elimination to determine who would win the World Cup. First, all teams whose coaches were not from their country are first out. Any team that is not in the top 20 of the rankings will be out, as such teams have never won.
The World Cup has never been won by teams that have lost before the quarterfinals. This reduced the list further. This leaves England, Uruguay, Brazil and France – not Argentina.
France cannot win. The Ballon d’Or selection failed to result in his country’s victory at the next World Cup. Many soccer fans believe Karim Benzema will win the title when the winner is announced on October 11. The French team is therefore out of the running.
Uruguay is out, as no CONMEBOL-qualifying team has scored less than 1.5 goals to qualify for the World Cup. The final selection is simple with England and Brazil being the only remaining teams.
Brazil is number one on the FIFA rankings. The World Cup has never been won by a top team in the same year. Therefore, there is only one team left. England will win the World Cup. In a few months, everyone will know if Elizondo’s analysis is on the money.