If you were to bet on a favorite team to win the World Cup, what would it be? Some say that Brazil is the favorite for the title in 2022, others are betting on teams such as Argentina or France and Germany, which were in the last two World Cups (2014 and 2018).
Is Brazil the favorite team to win the World Cup?
The Brazilian national team is one of the big favorites to win the 2022 World Cup. In the FIFA rankings, the country comes first, ahead of France, Argentina, England, Spain and other world champion teams.
In the World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifiers, Brazil was not defeated, with 88.2% of success in matches, which achieved 14 victories and only three draws. Their final score was 45 points, followed by Argentina with 39 points, and Uruguay with 28 points.
Since taking charge of the Brazilian national team, Tite has worked to develop valuable work with the players. In all, there were 75 coach-led matches, including only five defeats and 13 draws, counting qualifiers, 2018 World Cup, Copa America and friendlies.
In the face of many positive results, the Brazilian national team is already one of the favorites to win the World Cup this year.
Favorite teams to win the 2022 World Cup
In the ranking that is considered the favorite team to win the World Cup, the teams of Argentina and France are also strong.
The 2021 Copa America champions Argentina pose a risk to Brazil, with good chances of winning the World Cup in 2022. This may be the last chance for the Argentine superstar to be a cup champion. Messi, a six-time Ballon d’Or winner, holds titles in all major football competitions, with the exception of the World Cup.
Argentina qualified for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers without losing a match. Of the 17 games played, they have 11 wins and six draws, a sum that guarantees a total of 76.5% of use.
France – the favorite team to win the World Cup
In addition to Brazil and Argentina, France is also among the favorites to win the World Cup in Qatar. The team won the last World Cup and has strong players on the team like Mbappe and Karim Benzema.
It is worth noting that the French national team is ranked third in the FIFA rankings after only Belgium and Brazil. In the World Cup qualifiers, the team had a total of 75% success, adding five wins, three draws and zero any defeats.
Other teams are also coming in strong to win the World Cup in Qatar, as is the case with England, another favorite to win the World Cup, with athletes like Foden, Bellingham and Kane in their starting lineup. It is noteworthy that the England team reached the semi-finals of the World Cup 2018 and the final of Euro 2020.
Belgium – the favorite team to win the World Cup
In the FIFA World Cup rankings, Belgium took second place. So, we cannot forget the team as one of the favorites for the World Cup. The team currently lives in the country’s “golden generation” of football, with names such as De Bruyne and Lukaku.
Germany also had an impressive qualifying campaign in Europe, finishing first in their group, with an overall success of 90%, having been defeated only once in the dispute. We can’t forget that the German national team was the 2014 World Cup champion, and was responsible for the fateful 7 x 1 over Brazil in the semi-finals of that year.
Spain and Portugal – the favorite team to win the World Cup
In the ranking of the favorite team to win the World Cup are also Spain and Portugal. Both teams have experience and have shown that they can win the title.
Spain managed to reach the semi-finals of Euro 2020 and the final of the Nations League. What could be an obstacle for the Spanish national team is the placement in the cup group. As part of the World Cup Group E, known as the 2022 Cup Group of Death, Spain, still in the initial stage, will need to face Japan, Costa Rica and Germany.
Portugal, although they have come the longest way to reach the World Cup in the European qualifiers, have Cristiano Ronaldo in the team. The striker is the team’s main chance to reach the World Cup Final.
What is the best team in the world in 2022?
According to the FIFA rankings, the Brazilian national team is the main candidate. Brazil has grown a lot with coach Tite in recent years, and although Neymar is the big star in the team, other names have emerged, such as Rodrygo and Vinicius Jr.
The favorites to win the World Cup – FIFA Ranking:
1. Brazil: 1832.7
2- Belgium: 1827
3. France: 1789.9
4. Argentina: 1,765.1
5. England: 1761.7
6. Spain: 1709.2
7- Portugal: 1674.8
8- Mexico: 1658.8
9- Netherlands: 1,658.7
10. Denmark: 1653.6
11. Germany: 1650.5
12- Uruguay: 1635.7
13. Switzerland: 1635.3
14. United States: 1633.7
15. Croatia: 1621.1