The 500-day countdown to the FIFA World Cup 2022 begins on Friday, as Qatar prepares to welcome more than a million fans for the world’s largest football tournament. The first World Cup in the Middle East and Arab world will begin on November 21st and end on December 18th – Qatar National Day.
Qatar’s World Cup infrastructure projects have achieved 95% completion, with all eight stadiums scheduled to open by the end of the year.
With the Euros and Copa America Championships completed, the football world is now looking forward to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, which will take place in 18 months. Qatar, with a population of 3.3 million people, is the 158th largest country in the world and will host the 32 teams competing in the November event beneath the blazing heat of the Arabian Peninsula.
That implies the world champions for next year will be named just before Christmas. The competition may look different in 2022, but with more than 500 days go, the list of favourites seems familiar to soccer betting enthusiasts who have lately watched international soccer.
While Brazil’s defeat to Argentina in the Copa America finals shown that the Selecao aren’t unstoppable, it’s also not a team short on alternatives. Brazil has strong alternatives in central defence (Marquinhos), goal (Ederson and Alisson), striker (Neymar), and midfield (Casemiro and Fabinho). However, aside from the fact that they could do with only one goal in their games, their team has numerous flaws.
France, supported by the galaxy of stars they’ve unleashed in recent years, has probably the greatest talent that will grace the FIFA World Cup 2022. Dayot Upamecano, Kylian Mbappé, Paul Pogba, Antonio Griezmann, N’Golo Kanté, and Eduard Camavinga are all world-class players for the French.
Despite having a star-studded group, there are fears about divisiveness, which began during their Eurocamp. Furthermore, manager Didier Deschamps’ innate caution has resulted in no clear offensive trends recently.
England will have a fantastic time on the international scene with a combination of players who are still in their prime like Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane, and John Stones. However, like in France, there are still reservations about the manager’s conservative approach in the future. Nonetheless, England has demonstrated that they can manage themselves on the international stage without surrendering many goals, as evidenced by their performance in Euro 2020.
Now that Messi has achieved the international reputation he has sought for years, he may face less pressure in Qatar. He, on the other hand, will not be taking his foot off the throttle as he seeks to bring home the world’s largest reward. Furthermore, with the confidence of winning the Copa America, you may anticipate them to play better in the World Cup.
In 18 months, the European champion will almost certainly have a good chance of becoming global champion. Players like Nicolo Barella, Domenico Berardi, and Federico Chiesa will be at their prime, and if the 2020 Euros competition taught us anything, it’s that the Italians usually arrive to important Football tournaments loaded.