Brazil, Argentina, France? Soccer stars share their favorites for the 2022 World Cup

Some big names in football have given their favorites for the World Cup in Qatar.

Who will win the 2022 World Cup in Qatar? From Erling Haaland to Lionel Messi, from Robert Lewandowski to Gianluigi Buffon, some big names in football have given their predictions, with Brazil, Argentina and France as the main contenders.


– Messi: “Brazil, France and England a little above”

“Every time we talk about the candidates (for the title), we talk about the same teams. If I have to put some above the others, I think Brazil, France and England are a little above the others.” Lionel Messi said in an interview published Monday by the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol).

“But a World Cup is so difficult and so complicated that anything can happen”, he faded.

– Haaland: “So many good teams”

For Manchester City striker Erling Haaland, who from Norway will be watching the World Cup on television due to lack of qualification, “the favorites should be Brazil, Argentina, France and maybe England”. “I can’t single out one, because there are so many good teams. »

– Lewandowski: ‘Messi’s Argentina are one of the favourites’ –

“Messi’s Argentina is one of the favorites to win the World Cup”, launched Robert Lewandowski in a recent interview with the Spanish newspaper Marca. “They haven’t lost in about thirty games, they’re playing well and it’s obvious they’re a good team. They have a game plan, which they all apply together.”

But Germany and Spain can also do well for the Polish star from Barcelona. “I think the Spaniards, even if they have many young players, remain among the favorites to win the World Cup. They could reach the semifinals or the finals: they’ve been playing well for two years and have potential.”

As for German coach Hansi Flick, whom he knew at Bayern Munich, “He’s an incredible coach and with him the Germans can do great things in this World Cup.”

– Desailly: “If France breaks the negative spiral…”

For former French defender Marcel Desailly, 1998 world champion, the defending French team retain their chances of retaining the trophyand and.

“If she breaks the negative spiral, it is obvious that she is one of the favourites. Brazil, which plays more on an individual note than a collective one, will be very strong. Argentina too. No South American team has won since 2002. They will want revenge. The British are perhaps a little too soft. Holland and Spain are developing a good game, there are some very solid teams. But France remains the favorite. he said in a recent interview.

– Cafu: “The perfect time for Brazil”

Cafu, captain of 2002 world champions Brazil, hopes to see South American nations reclaim the planet after two decades of European supremacy.

“The World Cup in Qatar is a great opportunity to break European dominance”, he said. “It’s the perfect time for Brazil to break the curse and win the title. Argentina and the ‘Seleção’ are the two favourites. On the one hand, Brazil is coming out of an excellent season with great performances, on the other, Argentina also has an excellent team”.

– Buffon: Argentina and Brazil, “too strong”

“Argentina and Brazil, I see them too strong”, said Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. “

Individually France seems to me the only European nation capable of competing, but as a team I don’t know… France, a bit like Italy, sometimes gets lost and doesn’t get the results it could get. And maybe Belgium, because I really like Courtois”, explained the 2006 world champion.

– Eto’o: “Cameroon will win the final”

The former striker Samuel Eto’o, who became president of the Cameroonian federation, predicts it a 100% African final.… while African nations have never done better than the quarterfinalists at the World Cup.

“Cameroon will win the 2022 World Cup final against Morocco”, launched Eto’o with his usual aplomb, in an interview broadcast by the organizers. “Over the years African teams have gained more and more experience and I think they are ready not only to participate in a World Cup but also to win this competition. »

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