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Countries Which May Lift 2022 World Cup

The 2022 World Cup has had so many suprises with giant teams like Argentina and Germany losing their opening matches to countries which are tipped to be underdog teams.

With so many turns and twists in the tournament , who will be the favourites to lift the trophy?

Brazil

The Selecao is gifted with mouth-watering array of attacking talent , led by Neymar, Vinicius Junior, Raphinha, Richarlison, Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus. Brazil are not only capable of ripping up defences, but in World Cup qualification, are also excellent at keeping the ball out of their own net. 

At the heart of defence they have all time best defenders led by T.Silva, Marquinhos and the world number one Goal Keeper , Allison Becker. The team is tipped to be crowned the winner of the tournament.

England

England have become good tournament performers under self-effacing manager Gareth Southgate, reaching the Euro 2020 final and a World Cup semifinal in 2018. If Harry Kane can repeat his Golden Boot form from Russia and exciting youngsters like Jude Bellingham, Phil Foden, Bukayo Saka, Declan Rice and Mason Mount flourish, the Three Lions could make another deep run.


Germany

Germany, four-time winners, tend to get overlooked these days. They can only improve on their leaden displays and group-stage exit in Russia. Coach Hansi Flick has orchestrated something of a revival, and they are a tough match for any opponent. 

Germany has the edge in net with Manuel Neuer and most of its top attackers already have strong chemistry from their time at Bayern Munich. There are six Bayern midfielders and forwards on the German roster, led by Thomas Muller and Leroy Sane.

Germany was the more dominant squad in UEFA World Cup qualifying and it has an important edge in net with Neuer that could be the difference against Spain.


 Uruagay 

Uruguay are fascinating. The old guard of Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani and Diego Godin are joined by the likes of Real Madrid's Federico Valverde, Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez and Tottenham Hotspur's Rodrigo Bentancur. That might be a dangerous cocktail if they get the blend right.

Nerthelands

The Dutch are back at the World Cup after missing out on qualification in 2018. They advanced to the final in 2010 and the semifinals in 2014.

A fresh batch of Dutch talent, including Cody Gakpo, Xavi Simons and Stephen Bergwijn are ready to make their own impact at the World Cup.

Virgil Van Dijk leads an experienced back line that also features Denzel Dumfries, Stefan de Vrij and Matthijs de Ligt. With the experienced coach, Van Gaal the Dutch are tipped to be tittle contenders.

Lets wait until the final day and see who will emerge winners.


 

 

 

 

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