England, Brazil, France, Argentina- Who Will Win The 2022 FIFA World Cup?

We are just a week away from the kickoff of the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar, everybody from pundits to football fans are making predictions about who will win the sport’s most prestigious trophy.

 

wants to find out from supporters of all the countries playing in the World Cup who they think would come out Champions at the end of the tournament in Qatar, between England, Brazil, Argentina, or France?

 

Five-time World Cup champion Brazil is the No. 1 team in FIFA rankings, having held that spot since March 2022.

 

Coming off a quarterfinal loss to Belgium in 2018, the Brazilians are absolutely loaded with star power. The roster is obviously headlined by PSG forward Neymar, but Brazil also boasts Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson, Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson, Manchester United midfielder Casemiro, Tottenham forward Richarlison, Arsenal forward Gabriel Jesus and Real Madrid forward Vinicius Jr., among several other big names.

 

Argentina, led by soccer legend Lionel Messi, has the second-best World Cup odds at +550. The Argentinians, who were bounced in the 2018 Round of 16 by eventual champion France, are looking to hoist their first World Cup trophy since 1986.

 

Speaking of France, the defending champs come in behind Argentina with +650 odds. Kylian Mbappe, Karim Benzema and Co. will be trying to become the first team to successfully defend a World Cup title since Brazil in 1962.

 

Argentina’s rise in the predictor from 6.45% chance of winning the tournament in June has meant a climb from eighth to second, passing France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, England and Spain along the way. But it’s not as if those sides have seen massive drop-offs in their chances. England, for example, have dropped to fifth but their percentage chance of winning the tournament has remained between 8-9%. UEFA Nation’s League relegation throws the Three Lions into the tournament on something of a low, but Group B is winnable with the USA, Iran and Wales

 

Should Gareth Southgate side with the group, they’ll then face Group A’s runners-up. The Netherlands should win that group, so that would mean a round-of-16 match against Senegal, Ecuador, or Qatar, meaning to get to the quarter-finals England would only have to navigate teams outside of the top 13 sides at the tournament. There’s an official Harry Kane Golden Boot watch if that happens.

 

Aside from those mentioned above, the only other team with more than a 5% chance to win the tournament is Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal at 5.4%. It took a playoff for them to get here, and a fortunate one at that avoiding Italy, but none of that matters now. What matters is their path. Group F is manageable with Uruguay, Ghana, and South Korea. Portugal has a 55.7% chance of winning it, which is sixth best among the 32-team field. Next, it would be the Group G runners-up.

 

Part of the reasoning in June for France over Brazil was the difficulty of Brazil’s path, particularly their potential quarter-final matchups. The Seleção are in Group G with Switzerland, Serbia, and Cameroon. Should they win the group, they’ll play the second-place team from Group H (Portugal, Uruguay, Korea Republic or Ghana). Nothing out of the ordinary in the group stage or Round of 16. But the quarter-final matchup is most likely to be against the winner of Group E. Think Spain or Germany, two of the top six teams most likely to win the tournament.

 

Nevertheless, Brazil has the highest chance of reaching the semi-finals at 41.2%. They didn’t get there in 2018 after a loss to Belgium, marking the third time in four tournaments they went out in the quarters after three straight tournaments reaching the final.

 

USMNT star Cristian Pulisic is a long shot to win the Golden Boot in his World Cup debut with +10000 odds.

 

Here’s a full look at the leading candidates for the award:

 

Harry Kane, England: +700

 

Kylian Mbappe, France: +800

 

Karim Benzema, France: +1200

 

Lionel Messi, Argentina: +1200

 

Neymar, Brazil: +1200

 

Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal: +1600

 

Romelu Lukaku, Belgium: +2000

 

Memphis Depay, Netherlands: +2500

 

Vinicius Jr., Brazil: +2500

 

Lautaro Martinez, Argentina: +2500

 

Gabriel Jesus, Brazil: +2800

 

Richarlison, Brazil: +2800

 

The 2022 World Cup is a landmark event in that it will be both the first of its kind as well as the last occurrence in a couple of notable distinctions. It is the first FIFA World Cup to be held in the autumn, due to the sweltering summer heat that takes place in the host country Qatar.

 

But the 2022 FIFA World Cup is also the final edition of the tournament to feature 32 teams, as it will expand to 48 nations in 2026. The opening match is set for Nov. 20, with the final taking place on Dec. 18.

 

Which country is your favorite to win the 2022 FIFA World Cup? … Share your predictions with us in the comment section below.

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