While there are n number of reasons people wait for the year to end and celebrate the start of a new year, for football fans there couldn’t have been a bigger reason to wait for 2022 as this is the FIFA World Cup year. The biggest multi-nation tournament of the most followed sport in the world will be staged in Qatar this year and teams will fight to be crowned the champions of the world. The 2018 FIFA World Cup final was played between Croatia and France and over a billion people are estimated to have seen France becoming the champions.
This year, the event will begin on November 21 with the final scheduled on December 18. This is the 22nd edition of the global event and since it was started in 1930 only 7 teams have managed to clinch the title. This time around, it will be another opportunity for a new team to grab hold of that trophy or will it be one among the former champions who will once again come out on top?
Here in this article, we look at 5 favourites to win the FIFA World Cup 2022:
The current England squad is not the same team who were mocked at for failing in major events despite boasting of some of the big names. While Gareth Southgate may not have superstars like the previous England teams but they certainly do know a thing or two about playing together as a team. They have shown precisely that in their last two major tournaments- the FIFA World Cup in 2018 where they ultimately lost to Croatia in extra-time and the Euro 2020 finals where they lost to Italy in finals.
The Three Lions find themselves placed alongside Iran, USA, and Ukraine/Wales in Group B and although it is not going to be easy once they survive this group, England could be a serious threat to reckon with.