Brazil is the top winner of the contest with five titles; However, he has not been a champion for 22 years after the last celebration in Korea – Japan 2002
Brazil is the top candidate in the bookmakers. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes
Three days until the ball rolls in Qatar, with the opening game this Sunday, November 20, between the host team and the Ecuadorian team at Al Bayt Stadium, located in the Qatari city of Jor, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. m. Colombian time, the forecasts begin to take center stage.
In the twenty-second world cup in history, the host country has never lost the opening match, however, the Ecuadorian team could to be the first team to break with this tradition by beating Qatar, which on paper is the weakest team in Group A.
This is the second time that an orbital appointment is held in Asian territory, since in 2002, Korea and Japan hosted the World Cup. However, it is the first time that it has been held in the Middle East. This is the most controversial contest, since its election, not only because of the strict rules that exist in Qatar, where Islam predominates, but also because of the violation of human rights.
It is expected that in Qatar 2022 the European hegemony that has won the World Cup in the last four editions will be broken. It should be noted that a South American team has not won a World Cup since 2002, after the achievement of the fifth title for Brazil, which was imposed on Germany in Yokohama, Japan.
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For now, the Verdeamarelaholds the title of the most winning team in the World Cup with five trophies in its showcases, followed by Germany and Italy with four each. La Nazionale has two consecutive absences, so the Germans are the only ones who could equal Brazil in titles.
Those led by Tite accumulate 22 years without being crowned champion of a world cup. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes
In the betting houses, Brazil is on point to win the World Cup. The Canarinha it is part of Group G together with Serbia, Switzerland and Cameroon. Clearly, Tite's team is the favorite to win their zone. If nothing strange happens, the five-time world champion could face the winner or runner-up in Group H, which is made up of Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo, Uruguay, South Korea, and Ghana.
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Argentina, led by Lionel Messi, hopes to surprise in the last Flea World Cup. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky
Winning the Copa América on Brazilian soil was an elixir for Lionel Scaloni's team, which since 1986 in Mexico has not been able to lift the world cup. The Argentina team is second on the betting list, and it also arrives in Qatar with an undefeated record of 36 games. The Albiceleste is located in Group C, and will face Saudi Arabia, Mexico or Poland.
If Argentina qualifies for the round of 16, it could collide with Denmark, Tunisia, Australia and in the worst case scenario France, current world champion and executioner of the Gaucho team in the previous World Cup, by leaving it in the same instance after defeating him 4-3 at Russia 2018.
With Karim Benzema, France hopes to revalidate the title won in Russia 2018. EFE/EPA/Alex Pantling.
The world champion comes with sensitive casualties, which puts him as the third candidate for the title in Qatar 2022. Despite the forced absences due to injury, Didier Deschamps's squad has its lethal weapons in attack with Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezman.
In Group D, its most complex rival is Denmark, which beat it in its last presentation on September 25, 2-0 for date 6 of the UEFA Nations League. In the round of 16 they could meet Poland, Saudi Arabia, Mexico or Argentina.
The English only have one world championship won in 1966. REUTERS/Frank Augstein
He was runner-up at Euro 2021 when he fell to Italy. Even so, many have faith in England for Qatar 2022. Those led by Gareth Southgate are seeded in Group C, and must overcome the United States, Iran and Wales. If they advance to the next phase, they could face the Netherlands, Senegal, Qatar or Ecuador.
<b>5. Germany and Spain</b>
Germany is the only Selection present in Qatar that could equal Brazil in titles. EFE/Julio Muñoz
Qatar 2022 will be Hans-Dieter Flick's first World Cup at the helm of Germany, which together with Spain have enough scrolls to win the World Cup. The Teutons are part of Group E together with the Red, Costa Rica and Japan.
Both European teams with the candidates for win the group, and they could meet in the round of 16 against Belgium, Canada, Morocco or Croatia, who make up Group F.
In the round of 16 of Qatar 2022, early finals could be given such as Argentina vs. France, Brazil vs. Uruguay or Belgium vs. Germany. Similarly, in the quarterfinals, since the Albiceleste would eventually meet the Clockwork Orange of Louis van Gaal.
On the other hand, hypothetically, Germany could meet Portugal, while France and England would seek a place in the semifinals. In this instance, a duel between the set of Three Lions and Teuones would be more attractive for the spectator.
Argentina and Brazil could repeat the Copa América final, since the paths of both teams would lead them to meet in the Qatar 2022 semifinal. Although these data are mere speculation, the last time these two teams met in a World Cup was for the round of 16 of Italia 90, with a victory by the slightest difference for those from Bilardo with a goal from Claudio Paul Caniggia.