These nations will be the dark horses to look out for with the expected upsets for this tournament.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup is starting November 20th in Qatar and will captivate us with legendary soccer superstars like Lionel Messi, Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Kylian Mbappe.
The biggest challenge in this year’s tournament will be unpredictability. There are so many things that could happen during the competition that you will need to figure out what to expect. An underdog could defy expectations and break a world record for their country!
Here are five underdog teams that could shock everyone at the 2018 FIFA World Cup:
Before the semi-finals, Denmark faced England in the last game of their group. They advanced to the next round thanks to an amazing performance and a win from Harry Kane in overtime with a penalty kick.
Denmark is 10th in the World Rankings now. They’re one of the best teams in Europe, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they have been to no less than five consecutive FIFA World Cups.
4. The United States of America
Christian Pulisic and his USA teammates have failed to qualify for the FIFA World Cup in 2018 and will find themselves in Group B for the FIFA World Cup in 2022. Christian is expected to be on the team’s roster next year, but it has yet to be confirmed.
With the guidance of Chelsea striker and national team talisman Christian Pulisic, the United States Men’s National Team hopes to go past the group stage and play well in the knockout rounds. Increasing American football participation makes the US a viable contender for 2022.
The Canadian National football team shocked the world by topping the CONCACAF standings, qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, and rising from 59th in August to 38th in June.
The Canadian national soccer team qualified for its first FIFA World Cup since 1978. They did it with an impressive CONCACAF qualifying campaign.
2. South Korea
South Korea has played in more World Cups than any other Asian country and made its debut in 1954. Their track record in Qatar is mixed withdraw games against Costa Rica and Paraguay, victories over Egypt (4-1) and Chile (2-0), and losses to Brazil and their counterparts in the United Arab Emirates.
He was a key player in South Korea’s shocking triumph against Germany in Russia in 2018, which removed Germany from the beginning of their group. If he can carry his impressive Premier League play to the highest level, his team in the Korean Republic could win the FIFA World Cup in 2022.
Uruguay has yet to make it beyond the quarterfinals of the past fifty World Cups. Therefore, they hope that this year is the year that they will finally take home this year’s FIFA World Cup.
However, the emergence of young player Darwin Nunez, who had scored scores for Benfica and was able to secure an impressive transfer to Liverpool, could improve Uruguay’s chances of awe-inspiring the world.
Nunez will enhance the talents and abilities of Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani. They’ll have a strong midfield with Rodrigo Bentancur and Fede Valverde.
Uruguay is yet to make it beyond the quarterfinals of the past 52 World Cups. They hope this year could be the year they take home this year’s FIFA World Cup. Diego Godin will put his life at stake as he bids farewell to the competition.