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Ranking the top 5 favorites for the 2022 FIFA World Cup

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We are less than a year away from the FIFA World Cup 2022. It will be held in Qatar and will start on November 21. 13 teams have already qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. 19 slots are still available and will be filled over the next six months.

European giants and CONMEBOL have already booked a place at the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Some of the giants of international football have already secured a place in the quadrennial competition. With both Italy and Portugal sent to the playoffs, a European giant is set to miss out on the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

They were both drawn in the same bracket. If they both register wins in their first playoff games, they will face off to see who goes on to the World Cup.

But let’s focus on the teams that have already made a statement in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the top five favorites to win the 2022 FIFA World Cup .


#5 Spain

Spain v Sweden - 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier
Spain v Sweden – 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier

They may not be the ‘golden generation’ anymore, but Spain have been looking great on the international circuit lately. La Roja reached the semi-finals of Euro 2020 and the final of the UEFA Nations League.

They have a very talented team and Luis Enrique has a promising project underway. Spain have won six of their eight World Cup Qualifiers. They have exciting strikers like Ferran Torres, Dani Olmo, Pablo Sarabia and Alvaro Morata in their squad.

Their defense and midfield are also full of world-class players. The likes of Pedri and Gavi are under 20, but they’ve already shown they can hold their own against some of the game’s greats. Fabian Ruiz, Sergio Busquets, Carlos Soler, Thiago Alcantara and Koke add depth to their Midfielder.

In defense, Spain have Pau Torres, Aymeric Laporte, Jordi Alba, Dani Carvajal, Jose Gaya, Cesar Azpilicueta, etc. Unai Simon and David de Gea are also excellent keepers.

#4 Argentina

Uruguay v Argentina - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifier
Uruguay v Argentina – FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifier

2021 Copa America winners Argentina are yet to taste defeat in their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign. They have won eight and drawn five of their 13 qualifiers . The Albiceleste having a team that has a lot of match winners.

This will probably be Lionel Messi’s last World Cup and he should give Qatar his all. He will be ably supported by personalities like Angel Di Maria, Lautaro Martinez and Paulo Dybala.

Lionel Scaloni’s side also have some effective midfielders. Rodrigo De Paul, Guido Rodriguez, Giovanni Lo Celso and Leandro Paredes could all make a difference in their time.

Nicolas Otamendi and Cristian Romero have proven to be a solid pair at centre-back. There is good competition for the full-back spots between Juan Foyth, Gonzalo Montiel and Nahuel Molina on the right and Marcos Acuna and Nicolas Tagliafico on the left.

Emiliano Martinez has proven to be a great addition to the squad and Argentina look great ahead of the FIFA World Cup.

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