World Cup 2022 – Qatar
The Qatar World Cup 2022 is just around the corner and fans all over the world are excited for this prestigious event to start. The World Cup 2022 is a dream for every nation but only a few get a chance to take the throne of the world. A total of 32 teams have qualified for the World Cup and now let’s talk about what this World Cup will bring for the fans and analysis of the teams playing in it.
32 teams have qualified from all over the world. The teams that qualified are as follows:
Qatar: As Qatar is a hosting company so they got automatic qualification for the World Cup. According to the FIFA rules, the country hosting the tournament gets a direct qualification and that country doesn’t have to play any match.
Germany: Germany topped Group J and qualified for the World Cup. This made them the 2nd team to qualify for the World Cup.
Denmark: Team Denmark finished group F as the leader and cemented this status by defeating Austria by 1-0.
Brazil: The all-time most world cup winning nation – Brazil was the first team to qualify from the South American Region. Brazil also continued its streak of being the only nation to qualify for every world cup.
Belgium: Belgium was another group leader who didn’t face any trouble qualifying for the World Cup. They finished at the top of Group E.
France: The current World Cup winners – France qualified being the Group D leaders.
Croatia: One can never forget the heroics of the Croatian team who played in the 2018 final of the World Cup. Croatia also qualified comfortably after beating Russia 1-0.
Spain: The Spanish side has one of the best squads so it was already written in the stars for them to qualify. The Group B winners will play in Qatar.
Serbia: One of the biggest WOW moments of the qualifiers was when Serbia defeated the Portugal of Cristiano Ronaldo in the final qualifier and took the flight to Qatar.
England: England qualified for the World Cup most heroically by defeating San Marino with a 10-0 result. Harry Kane also scored a poker in this match.
Is it finally coming home?
Switzerland: Switzerland stunned the fans when they qualified ahead of Italy in the qualifiers. Group C definitely gave a big shock to everyone
Netherlands: The Netherlands took a world cup spot with a 2-0 win over Norway in the final play-off.
Argentina: The “Peaky Blinders” of the football world qualified for the world cup after a draw against Brazil. The defeat to Ecuador by Chile also helped them.
Iran: Iran qualified as one of the top teams from AFC qualification.
South Korea: South Korea also qualified along with Iran from the AFC qualification.
Ecuador: Ecuador was the 3rd South American team to qualify for the World Cup.
Uruguay: The Uruguayan team was the 4th to book a spot for Qatar. They qualified in March.
Canada: Canada earned a spot in The World Cup after 1986 and also was the first team to get a qualification from the CONCACAF region.
Ghana: At the expense of Nigeria, the Black Stars qualified for the 4th time in their history.
Senegal: Senegal team led by Sadio Mane defeated Salah’s Egypt to get the qualification.
Portugal: Portugal was a doubt for the world cup but Cristiano and co. gained the spot at last.
Poland: Poland took down Sweden in a play-off and booked them for the world cup.
Tunisia: Tunisia defeated Mali and marked itself as a member of the World Cup.
Morocco: The Morocco team defeated DR Congo and ensured they will be in Qatar.
Cameroon: Cameroon’s Karl Toko stunned Algeria in the 124th minute and earned his country a spot in the World Cup.
Mexico: Mexico from the CONCACAF region also has qualified and fans will be able to see their Goalkeeper playing like an alien once again.
United States: The United States also has qualified from the CONCACAF region after failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
Japan: Japan from Group B and the Asian region also got itself a spot in Qatar.
Saudi Arabia: The Arabians will also enjoy themselves in Qatar after qualifying from Group B.
Wales: The Welsh nation finally qualified for the World Cup after 64 years. They defeated the Ukraine team by 1-0.
Australia: The “Socceroos” team also qualified by defeating Peru on penalties.
Costa Rica: The last team to earn a spot was Costa Rica. They defeated New Zealand to become the 32nd team to earn the qualification.
Teams failed to qualify
8. New Zealand
The Qatar team is filled with players from different nations and since 2014, Qatar has formed a very great and standard team. This year they got a direct qualification due to hosting reasons and some may call this luck that they qualified but this might not be the case. The Qatar team is very well balanced including some flaws but if they get prepared and managed well they might get a chance to qualify further in the World Cup.
The Mexican team stays silent the whole year but in World Cup, their players get a powerful boost. The 2014 campaign can never be forgotten in which Mexico’s goalkeeper stunned everyone with his performances. The Mexican team has great talent and can prove to be a very formidable rival.
Brazil is the team with the most World Cups but they haven’t won the world cup since 2002. They have a very great squad including Casemiro, Coutinho, Neymar, and Vinicius. Brazil is always filled with talents so the squad isn’t their main problem. They lost the 2021 Copa America to Argentina despite being a powerful team. They lack an enthusiastic team and emotions and if their coach can get them maximumly excited then they can challenge the throne.
The team England was so close to bringing the world cup back home but failed. This time the team is even more motivated and the players are more polished. Harry Kane, Bukayo Saka, Jack Grealish, Mason Mount, Phil Foden, TAA, and Raheem Sterling are the names that will lead the English side. The England team is more than ready to bring it back home.
The French side has the most ferocious attack in the whole world cup. Karim Benzema, Griezmann, Dembele, and Mbappe can cause the defenders some serious damage. The defenders of the France team are also no joke, the likes of Varane, Paward, and Kimpembe has made a very strong wall for the attackers, moreover, Pogba and Kante will never be out of breath. The France team is fully loaded.
Though Portugal qualified at the very last moment but you cannot count them out. The squad has some very great names like Bruno Fernandes, Renato Sanches, Joao Felix, Bernardo Silva and Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese team was knocked from RO16 in the last campaign. Can they make it to the finals? Considering it would probably be the last time we will see Cristiano Ronaldo in the World Cup.
The Argentina team is the most exciting team of the tournament, not because of the squad depth but because of the energy and the excitement they play with. They are always ready to die for their idol Lionel Messi and the Argentinian badge. The team that has Paulo Dybala, Emiliano Martinez, Di Maria, De Paul, Lautaro Martinez, Lo Celso and Lionel Messi, that team is not much far from the trophy. The Argentina team was so close to the world cup in 2014 but a late winner from Gotze shattered their dreams. Can football give Lionel Messi the trophy that he always has sought?
Mbappe, Ronaldo and Messi – Qatar 2022
The young hero of the France team that won the 2018 world cup is improving day by day. This year the player is more experienced than in the last world cup. He is also the youngest player to win the World Cup and his chances of becoming a world champion again are possible. The French had a great season with PSG, being their top scorer and he definitely can help France to win the world cup again
The GOAT – Cristiano Ronaldo will be playing his last world cup and by any means, he will try to win it. The Portuguese team is very well balanced and can help him to win the only trophy absent from this career. The 5 time Ballon d’Or winner, Ronaldo is known for never giving up so it will be interesting to see what he will do to achieve his dream.
The other GOAT – Lionel Messi is also hoping to win the World Cup this year. After not winning any international trophy for so long, he finally won Copa America in 2021 and Finalissima in 2022. The Argentina team is so much of a beast, they haven’t lost a game since 2019 and are considered one of the favorites to win the world cup. The 7 times Ballon d’Or winner has never sought a trophy more than the World Cup. Can he finally lift this trophy and give his nation a trophy they are yet to win after Maradona’s era?