By D. Westphalen
The 2022 FIFA World Cup will kickoff on the 21st of November and the whole world will come together to watch this marvelous display of skill, unity and fair play. Due to a parity between the top contenders, there isn’t a clear favourite to win, however these are the four teams with the highest odds to win.
Due to a weak Group G, Brazil has become the statistical favourites to win the World Cup, as it is almost a certainty that they will qualify for the knockout round, playing Serbia, Cameroon and Switzerland in the first three games. Historically, Brazil is of course the most successful team having won the most titles (5) and being the only team to qualify to all editions, since the first one in 1930. Even though it has been 20 years since Brazil's last title, Neymar, Vini Jr and Alisson have the qualities to make Brazil champions once more.
Defending champions France has a lot to prove in this edition of the World Cup. Despite not being the favourites to win, it will be no surprise if France does win this year. Having a young core that already has experience from the World Cup in Russia will help the French in big games, but will they get that far? 4 out of the last 5 World Cup winners have failed to reach the knockout stage immediately after winning, having last happened to Germany in 2018. Will France follow this trend or prove themselves as the defending champions.
After a painful loss to Italy, which has not qualified to the World Cup for the second time in a row, in the 2020 Euro Final, the English team is ready to come back stronger than ever. Having last won the tournament in 1966, England must use its youth to fight for the title once more. Being in a group with Wales, the US and Iran should mean that England qualifies easily to the knockout stages, but can they reach the final this time. In 2018 they unfortunately lost to Croatia in the semi-final and palced 4th overall.
These three teams are the statistical favourites to win the title, nonetheless Spain, Germany and Argentina also have big chances of winning. Other dark horse teams like Belgium, Portugal and Uruguay may surprise many of us, making a deep run in the knockouts.
So who do you think is going to win?