By Puneet Chaudhary - November 20, 2022
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FIFA World Cup is going to start from today. 32 teams from all over the world are participating in the World Cup. Sports website Opta Analyst has conducted a survey for this mega tournament. In this, the website has analyzed the teams participating in the FIFA World Cup with the help of a super computer. According to the data found on this, 6 teams are being considered as contenders to win the World Cup.
Let’s know which team is the contender to win the World Cup and how has been their performance…
6. Germany 7.7%
According to Opta, Germany’s chances of winning are 7.7 percent. Four-time World Cup champions Germany beat Brazil 7-1 at home in 2014.
Seeing their performance in the last World Cup, they were eliminated in the group stage after losing against South Korea. That’s why this time Germany has handed over the command of the team to former Munich coach Hansi Flick. Hansi Flick led Bayern Munich to a sixtuple (6 major cups) wins in a single season.
The team has at least one key player at each position. Both Germany goalkeepers Neuer and Ter Stegen have saved their clubs from defeat several times this season.
In midfield, Gundogan and Khimich will play key roles in their team. Forwards like Sane and Nabri, fast and experienced players like Muller can score goals for the team.
5. England 8.8 %
After 1966, the England team has not won a single World Cup. England have played well in the last few years. Almost all the players of this team play in the world’s best league EPL i.e. English Premier League.
Under the captaincy of Harry Kane, the team reached the final of the Euro Cup in 2020. The team is full of young talent. There are young stars like Marcus Rashford, Trent Arnold, Aaron Ramsdale, Bukayo Saka and Jude Bellingham who have proved to be key players at their respective clubs.
Marcus Rashford has been Manchester United’s top scorer this year. At the same time, the team’s goalkeepers Nick Pope and Aaron Ramsdale have the most clean sheets in the English Premier League. That is, he did not concede a single goal in 7 matches.
4. Spain 8.9%
The winning team of the 2010 World Cup, Spain, has 8.9% chances to win. Spain has won the World Cup only once till date. Before 2010, the Spanish team had never even reached the final. Spain’s performance in 2018 was bad. The team was eliminated in the Round of 16 against Russia.
This year the team will hit the ground running with young players. Former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is known for his bold decisions. In the 2015 season, he won the treble (the three main trophies of the season) to Barcelona.
He established a new team in the 2020 Euro Cup and surprised everyone with his tactics. Spain took the game to penalties in the semi-finals of the Euro Cup, giving a tough fight to the victorious team Italy.
Along with this, the team has two impressive young midfielders from the Barcelona team. Gavi and Pedri. Pedri received the title of Young Player of the Year in 2021. Along with this, Gavi also won the Golden Boy of Europe award this year. The passing skills of the Spanish team are also unmatched.
3. France 12%
France has 2 World Cups. The defending champions had won the World Cup in 2018. Earlier, France had captured the 1998 World Cup as well. France was eliminated in the Round of 16 at Euro 2020.
If we talk about the squad this year, then the team is balanced. All eyes will be on the team’s star strike, Killian Mbappe. Along with this, the team’s second striker Karim Benzema has also returned to the team. Benzema has shown amazing form in the last one year. This year he has also received the Ballon d’Or, the highest honor of football.
Both players will strengthen the forward line. Kylian Mbappe is the third highest goal scorer in Europe this season.
2. Argentina 13.1%
Maradona won the World Cup for Argentina in 1986. In 2014, this team reached the final of the World Cup. In 2018, Argentina were eliminated in the Round of 16. The team returned in 2021 and won the Copa America trophy.
Lionel Scaloni, the head coach of Argentina, has proved to be very good for the team. Scaloni became the coach of Argentina after the 2018 FIFA World Cup. After that he has given two international trophies to Argentina.
Lionel Messi will lead the attack in the World Cup. The team’s mid-fielders Angel Di Maria and De Paul are in good form. The team has become stronger with the arrival of Lisandro Martínez in defence.
1. Brazil 16.13%
Brazil has the most titles in World Cup history. Brazil has won the World Cup a record 5 times. Brazil last won the World Cup in 2002. In the last World Cup i.e. 2018, Brazil was out of the quarter-finals. The team was defeated 2-1 against Belgium.
Despite losing this year’s Copa America, Brazil is one of the strong contenders to win the World Cup. The attacking lineup of Brazil is very strong. Neymar will lead the team. Neymar appeared in a different color at the PSG club this year.
Neymar is currently the sixth top goal scorer in club football in Europe. His form has also returned. Vinicius Júnior, Gabriel and Rafina have played vital roles in their respective clubs in Brazil’s attacking lineup.
Also an experienced player in the Brazilian defense. Thiago Silva, 38, will lead the defense alongside Juventus star defender Danilo, 31, and Casemiro, one of Europe’s top players.
Also added is 39-year-old right back Danny Alves. Along with this, Brazil has two of the best goalkeepers in Europe. Manchester City’s Ederson and Liverpool’s Alisson Becker will strengthen the last line of defense in the World Cup.