The qualification has been done for the FIFA World Cup 2022 and the tournament is all set to be held from November 20 to December 18. 32 national teams will compete for the world cup trophy including Brazil, Argentina, France, etc.
In this article, you will be acquainted with all the details regarding FIFA World Cup 2022 predictions. Which country is strongest or which squad lacks unity? You will get to know everything about the tournament in this article.
Countries from each and every region have been given the opportunity to represent their region in the FIFA World Cup 2022. It’s the 22nd world cup since 1930 when the first ever world cup was played. Uruguay became the first nation to host and win a World Cup.
Since then, only a few countries have won the World Cup title including Brazil, Argentina and Italy who have the most World Cup titles to their name. Last time the World Cup was held in Russia in 2018 and France emerged victorious becoming the World Football Champion. France is the current football champion and will remain the same until the winner of Qatar FIFA World Cup comes out on December 18.
How will the 2022 World Cup work?
FIFA World Cup 2022 consists of 64 matches that will take place within a duration of 29 days out of which 48 will be the league matches. Starts on November 20, the tournament is divided in two phases- Group stage and Knockout stage. All the 32 teams are organised into eight groups of four teams each. The best performing 16 teams will advance to the next round starting from December 3.
The top 16 rounds of the best two teams in each group will be followed by the quarter finals. Quarter finals will be played between eight best teams only. The Semi final matches will be held on December 14 and 15 following the quarter finals. The two losers of Semi final will compete for the third place while the both Semi final winners will move to the finals. On December 18, the final match of the tournament will take place in Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail, Qatar determining the next World Cup Champion.
Well, as I told you before, 32 teams will fight for the 2022 World Cup trophy in Qatar. Opta has revealed a list of predicted winners for FIFA World Cup 2022 using the Artificial intelligence Prediction model. The prediction has been done on the basis of historical and recent stats, odds and performances of the teams. Their strengths and weaknesses were also considered to make the assumption.
Strongest teams for FIFA World Cup 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022 is being held in Qatar. According to the Artificial intelligence Prediction model, some of the teams have topped as favorites in the Qatar World Cup. The strongest teams with most probability of winning the tournament are mentioned below:
Brazil is the five times world cup winner who is known for its untarnished football legacy. After lifting the world cup trophy in 2002, Brazil is ranked first in the list of favorites in FIFA World Cup 2022. FIFA rankings released on October 27 has ranked Brazil first making it the top ranked team at FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
In September Brazil won two warm-up matches against Tunisia and Ghana while Netherlands took over Belgium in one of the matches of the Nations League. Apart from this ranking, Opta has also predicted that Brazil is most likely to win the tournament this time with 16% chances.
France is the current football champion as it lifted the World Cup trophy in the 2018 World Cup held in Russia. France will also show up in the FIFA World Cup in Qatar to maintain/reconquer its title.
After enjoying victory at the 2018 World Cup, France also conquered the UEFA Nations League in 2021 but lost in the round 16 at the delayed Euros. France is the third most favorite in Qatar World Cup and Opta has also estimated his chances to be around 11% to win the World Cup this time. Now it’s all up to the squad if they win it or not.
Though FIFA rankings have kept Argentina below France, FIFA World Cup 2022 predictions suggest that Argentina has second most chances to lift the gold trophy at Qatar World Cup after Brazil. If Brazil fails to make it, Argentina might be the winner with its squad and Messi.
Everyone knows Messi, the greatest footballer in the world. Messi hails from Argentina and has been reigning the football World for the last two decades. Messi plays for Argentina national team and has played the 2014 world cup with them where he lost in the finals. Other than Messi, the Argentine team has gems like Angel Di Maria and Lautaro Martinez.
The Top ten contenders for the FIFA World Cup 2022 are following:
- Brazil (Group G)
- Argentina (Group C)
- France (Group D)
- Spain (Group E)
- England (Group B)
World Cup Venue
This time FIFA World Cup will be hosted by Qatar, a Middle East country. This is the first time that the world cup will be held in a nation of the Arab World and the second time that a South Asian nation will be the host.
The tournament starts from November 20 and runs until December 18. Speaking about Venue, the tournament consists of 64 matches that will be held in eight different stadiums. The World Cup begins from November 20 at Al Bayt Stadium, Doha and ends on December 18 in Lusail Iconic Stadium, Lusail.
One interesting and exciting fact about the venues of FIFA World Cup 2022 is that out of the eight selected stadiums, only one is older. Other seven venues have been built recently in the last three to four years keeping in mind the World Cup.