The FIFA WC-2022 is going to kick off in less than a month now, and every country is accounted for, even India, doesn’t matter if the Indian football team didn’t make it into the FIFA WC-2022. The group stage matchups are already decided and we can predict really well now about who might have the best chance to reach the knockouts of FIFA WC-2022.
England will face the USA in Group B, Lionel Messi-led Argentina will go up against Mexico in Group C, and it’ll be Luis Suarez’s Uruguay looking to go head-to-head with a potential final World Cup tournament for Cristiano Ronaldo in Group H.
The tournament kicks off on Sunday, Nov. 20 with an opening ceremony and the inaugural match between Qatar and Ecuador. It will wrap up in less than a month, with the final due to be played on Sunday, Dec. 18.
Brazil entered the tournament not only as the most successful nation in World Cup history with 5 titles winning their last title back in 2002 but also as the nation having the best squad depth. They have a manageable group to go ahead in the FIFA WC-2022
Defending champions France is expected to finish at the top of their group but the world cup curse could be real seeing France’s recent run of form. As per the World cup curse, the FIFA world cup winner since 2006, gets out of the next edition of the world from the group stage only. For eg- Italy won in 2006 but got eliminated from the group stage in 2010, Spain won the World Cup in 2010 but got eliminated from the group stage in 2014, and Germany who are the winner in 2014 got eliminated from the group stages after losing to the underrated team of South Korea.
Which teams could surprise? African champions Senegal is one of the stronger teams in Group A and is one of the strongest teams from the African continent, Denmark doesn’t have much quality or technical players as compared to the European giants but as a team, they are a threat to watch just like Napoli are right now in the Champions League.
FIFA WC-2022 tournament format
The 2022 World Cup will follow along the lines of recent editions, with a 32-team group stage to just 16 teams going in the knockout stages — only the top two teams from each of the eight groups survive.
Those 16 group-stage teams will advance to the single-game knockout stages — Round of 16, quarterfinals, semifinals, final — where the winner moves on and the loser goes home. There must be a winner on the day for every knockout-round match, and the extra time and penalty kicks will be used, if necessary, to determine the victor.
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