The countdown has now started for the FIFA World Cup 2022. We can now anticipate who would be in the best position to progress to the knockout stages now that the knockout rounds pairings have been decided.
On Sunday, November 20, an opening event and the initial game between Ecuador and Qatar will take place. The final is scheduled to be staged on Sunday, December 18, bringing it to an end in less than a month.
As the event comes in less than a few weeks, which teams might impress the fans? One of the better teams in Group A, that also includes the hosts Qatar, is Senegal, the defending African champion. Canada, who is taking part for the first time in 37 years, has been placed in Group F, where a matchup with Croatia and Morocco for second spot behind Belgium is anticipated.
Hence, let’s take a look at the top favorite teams right now for the FIFA World Cup.
The five-time champions of the World Cup return with a powerful team that features elite athletes like Richarlison, Neymar, Alisson, and Philippe Coutinho as well as up-and-comers Gabriel Martinelli and Vinicius Jr.
Perhaps it's now time for this group to break the 20-year drought and win back the most coveted international prize.
The top contenders to win the championship once more in Qatar 2022 are the defending champions. It is not strange to see their name included among the world's most successful teams given that they also have a number of stars who might contribute significantly to their winning streak.
Les Bleus have qualified for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar this 2022 by winning the UEFA Nations League.
After winning the Copa America Trophy in 2021, Lionel Messi may have one final opportunity to claim the ultimate crown at the World Cup in Qatar. In the FIFA World Cup qualifying matches for 2022, the Albiceleste played great. However, their performance has not been as outstanding as that of Brazil's national squad.
The England national team did not have an easy time taking a loss in the Euro 2020 championship game. Especially after winning their first-ever UEFA European Championship finale and coming very close to winning for both the team and the country.
Given that they have a number of young players among their ranks, Gareth Southgate's team will also have opportunities to shine in Qatar.
The national team of Spain did not perform well at the 2018 World Cup. They too left the competition in the round of 16, just as Germany. This time, the team consists of young, talented athletes, giving the supporters optimism that their beloved team would succeed in the competition.
Four years after capturing the World Cup in 2014, the national team of Germany failed to maintain its dominance. In 2018, it was humiliating to see Joachim Löw's team lose in the group stage.
Today, they appear to be back in action, though, with a team capable of competing for the FIFA World Cup championship in 2022. They have already advanced for the important match, and Hansi Flick, a former Bayern Munich coach, will be in charge this time.
The Dutch national team advanced to the Round of 16 in Euro 2020 after failing to qualify for both the Euro 2016 and the World Cup in 2018. It was the Czech Republic that hindered their progress. The team is becoming better all the time and has a good chance of winning a major World Cup prize.
Portugal lost to Belgium in Euro 2020 Round of 16 and was unable to continue their championship defense. In terms of the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers, the team was eliminated from the regular season against Serbia 2–1.
However, Fernando Santos' team might advance to the World Cup's final round. Additionally, the star of the national team Cristiano Ronaldo will be there to support his side in setting new records.
Following their third-place victory in the competition in 2018 as well as their most recent UEFA Nations League performances, the Belgium squad is also one of the favorites. The Red Devils are one of the teams that has already guaranteed their spot in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Denmark has already shown that it can compete fiercely with any squad in international tournaments. Let's not forget how well they recovered both physically and psychologically for the Euro 2020 after the tragic tragedy involving Christian Eriksen.
Now that their star player is back, the national squad will give their entire attention to achieving their lofty objectives this FIFA World Cup 2022.
In just a few days, we will be seeing another historic 2022 FIFA World Cup. The top national teams will get valuable experience competing on the international stage at one of the greatest sporting events in the world. As this most anticipated sporting event comes closer, consider betting the top ten teams above to earn considerably.