We continue to warm up before the World Championships. This time we have prepared 5 predictions for the team the favorite, the failure, the dark horse, and the best player of the tournament. Let’s go.
The main favorite of the tournament is the Brazilian national team
Brazil has the most balanced and deep squad. Alisson and Ederson on the frame of the gate, a strong defense of Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, Eder Militao, and Bremer, a powerful midfield with Casemiro, Fabinho, and Bruno Guimaraes, and keep silent about the attack. Each position has at least 2 top players. And yet, all the leaders of the team are in excellent shape. Neymar is just amazing. In 19 games for PSG, he scored 15 goals and provided 12 assists. Vinicius pumped very coolly, and Gaby Jesus moved to another level in the Arsenal. Tite is a competent coach. He has been with the team for 6 years. 2 times in a row, Tite led the Selesao to the final of America’s Cup, 1 of which he won. In general, this Brazil is reminiscent of the championship team in 2002.
2 contenders – France
Despite the losses, Deschamps still has a huge selection of tops in all positions. In defense Varan and Kunde, Hernandez brothers, Saliba with Upamecano. Tchouameni is in amazing form and can make up for the loss of Kante and Pogba. In the attack, the French have a scattering of stars. And most importantly, they have the best pair of forwards in terms of status. The current owner of the Golden Ball and one of the main characters of the last World Cup. This combination alone can decide the outcome of any match.
Major failure – England
The main failure of the World Cup in our opinion will be England. The team is rapidly deteriorating. In the Nations League, England was eliminated from the elite group, losing both matches to Hungary 5-0 on aggregate. Football at Southgate is very rotten. With such performers in the attack, the coach never figured out how to use them. Yes, and in defense, not everything is smooth. Maguire is terrible again, problems on the flanks (Chilwell and James are out), and Trent hasn’t been playing very well this season. England could be eliminated in the early stages.
A dark horse – Serbia
The team sent Portugal to the playoffs in the World Cup qualifiers, winning a strong-willed victory on the field of the favorite in the last round. And then she entered the elite group of the League of Nations. Serbs have a very powerful generation. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic from Lazio, defender Milenkovic is good at Fiorentina, Filip Kostic has a foothold in Juventus, Tadic is the leader of Ajax, and also the space forward duo Vlahovic-Mitrovic. Just top. Serbia 2022 is able to follow the path of Croatia 2018.
2 – Uruguay
After changing coaches, Uruguay quickly bounced back and ended up finishing just behind Brazil and Argentina in World Cup qualifiers. Uruguay’s line-up is also excellent, with strong defense in Araujo and Jimenez, and midfield with Valverde and Bentancur, who are in great shape. Valverde and Bentancur have started scoring more often this season and are approaching the World Cup on fire. On the attack, super veterans Suarez and Cavani, as well as Darwin Nunez, are super fast forward who fit perfectly with the defensive style of his team. Stars in every line. We are waiting for a surprise.
Best Player – Neymar
Neymar will be the best player in the tournament. The Brazilian has been waiting for this moment all his career. In 2014 he was too young, in 2018 he just returned from injury and played through pain. Now, from the very beginning of the season, Ney showed a professional approach, does not miss training, and stopped behaving like a child. Even in conflicts with Mbappe, the Brazilian is not guilty, and he behaved like an adult in this situation. As a result, all this affects the results of the player. A strong start in both Ligue 1 and the Champions League. He is the main leader of the main favorite of the tournament. Brazil scores a lot. Neymar hits all free kicks and penalties here, there will be a lot of individual points. We are waiting for the best version of the main Brazilian player of the last decade.