After Wales, Australia and Costa Rica booked their places for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar’s full roster is now known.
France will defend their title against Australia, Denmark and Tunisia in Group D. Blues have struggled in recent weeks, finishing winless in their last four matches, including a 2-1 home loss to resurgent Denmark in the UEFA Nations League.
Will France win the title for the second time in a row, or will you have to support other teams like Brazil, Argentina, Spain or even England? We take a look at some of the biggest teams that have been tagged pre-tournament favorites in the sports betting circles, and their chances of qualifying for the final.
Brazil have all the attributes of a world champion, and fully deserve their new status as the best team in the world.
There’s the typical Brazilian flair in attacking positions – and beyond – but Tite’s tactics provide structure.
AAs is customary, much of the attention will be on Neymar, who is already 30 and running out of time to win the coveted prize.
The Selecao don’t have to rely on him alone, but having him at his best would be a big help.
Reigning World Cup champion Kylian Mbappe is the most powerful individual force in sport today; nobody, not even Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi can run a game like him.
Given their strong pool of players, France could certainly produce two competitive squads during the competition.
Didier Deschamps’ ability to identify the right team and the right system to optimize this incredible collection of players is at the forefront, even with a World Cup victory under his belt as a manager.
After reaching the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup and the final of the 2020 European Championship, England hope get better under Gareth Southgate.
The traditionally conservative strategist is under increasing pressure to let go of the brakes and allow his young and dynamic squad to go wild. Premier League fans will want to bet on Betway to see how their weekly stars perform on the big stage.
This is Lionel Messi’s last chance to lift the World Cup trophy. This may, in an ironic twist, be his best. Despite the absence of some of Argentina’s most prominent names in previous editions, Messi seems more comfortable with the Albiceleste than ever and, unlike his days at Barcelona, is far more in tune with his country than his club.
Lionel Scaloni brought harmony to a once fractured and chaotic group. The famous national team is back in form after winning the Copa America.
Germany and Spain
The glamorous encounter in the first round of the tournament comes from Group E. Spain and Germany will be looking to bounce back from their disappointing World Cup performances four years ago; the 2010 champions were knocked out in the round of 16, while South Korea ousted Germany en route to a humiliating exit from the group stage.
Due to an influx of developing teenagers, Luis Enrique and Hansi Flick seem to have rejuvenated their respective squads.
It’s a group stage tie to look forward to, and you can place your bets on the Betway platform.