Football fans are beginning to construct anticipation for the last World Cup of the year, which will be held over the next couple of weeks. The World Football Cup 2022 will take place from Nov. 20 until Dec. 18 in Qatar.
The World Cup is usually held in the summer in the Northern Hemisphere and after the end of the football season in Europe. The Qatar 2022 edition, though, will be held in the winter and autumn, rather than summer, because of the extreme heat there. Following the tournament in December, the league staff will resume their 2022-23 campaigns.
It has also been the first World Cup for an Arab country. Moreover, Qatar 2022 will be the first World Cup in Asia since the 2002 World Cup in South Korea and Japan, which Brazil won. Qatar is in the continent of Western Asia northeast of the Arabian Peninsula.
5-Time Champions Brazil Want To Extend Record
Brazil holds the record with their record-breaking win at this World Cup five times so far. The Brazilians have been waiting for another World Cup triumph for two decades.
Neymar’s led Brazil will be playing to continue their winning streak in Qatar.
Brazil won their first World Cup title in South Korea and Japan in 2002 after winning 2-0 against Germany with a 2-0 win in Yokohama.
The reigning champions are France, with many players in their squad,s like Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba, and Antoine Griezmann.
France has won their place in the World Cup twice (in 1998 and 2018) and is hoping for another victory to maintain their title.
In this year’s World Cup in Russia, Les Bleus have crowned the world champions after their 4-2 victory over Croatia. Including Griezmann and Pogba, and Mbappe players who scored in Moscow.
Germany intends to level with Brazil as the 2014 World Cup champion Germany intends to equalize with Brazil, which also won the Cup four times in 2014. Italy has won the World Cup four times (1934, 1938, 1982, and 2006). However, they did not qualify for the World Cup in 2022.
Qatar To Make Debut, Wales, Canada Return After a Long Time
Host nation Qatar, a member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), is set to make the World Cup debut in November.
Qatar is part of Group A and will face Ecuador, Senegal, and the Netherlands, which have been in 2010 the World Cup silver medalists.
In the meantime, Wales and Canada will participate in this year’s World Cup finals after a lengthy period.
The Welsh national team of football has reserved their spot at 2022’s World Cup, ending a long absence of 64 years. The team was in June when Gareth Bale’s Wales defeated Ukraine by 1-0 in the final, which will play in Qatar in 2022.
Ukrainian forward Andriy Yarmolenko scored the team’s own goal to bring their Dragons into the World Cup finals for the first time since 1958.
Wales will play England, Iran, and the US in Group B.
Canada has already recognized the World Cup ticket for the first time in the last 36 years following their win in their CONCACAF 3rd Round.
It has now been confirmed that Les Rouges will play in Qatar in 2022 after a satisfying win against Jamaica. This will be Jamaica’s first FIFA World Cup, following Mexico in 1986. In France, Canada will play against Belgium, Morocco, and Croatia. Coming fourth at the World Cup in Russia, Belgium is currently the third-ranked team in the tournament. And Croatia is the medalist of the last World Cup.
Kante, Wijnaldum, Diogo Jota, Dybala to Miss Qatar 2022
Chelsea’s French midfielder N’Golo Kante, Roma’s Dutch midfielder Georginio Woijnaldum, and Liverpool’s Portuguese forward Diogo Jota are among those who are not expected to play in this year’s 2022 World Cup due to injury issues.
Kante The Kante, the 2018 World Cup champion, was exiled from Qatar 2022 after Chelsea announced this week that Kante, 31, is likely to be out for four months after surgery to repair an injury to his hamstring.
Then, in August, Wijnaldum suffered a leg injury in training.
An injury damaged the 31-year-old to the tibia on his right leg. He is not able to play.
Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp announced the last week that Jota 25 sustained a severe injury to her calf that forced her to miss this year’s World Cup.
“Not good news. Yes, he (Diogo Jota) will miss the World Cup,” Klopp declared.
Furthermore, Chelsea defender Reece James 22, will not be playing with England at Qatar 2022 because of an injury to the knee.
Chelsea said that Reece “is expected to be out for eight weeks this week.”
Argentine superstar Paulo Dybala’s accident, shocked his country as the Roma forward could not play in this year’s World Cup.
The 28-year-old suffered an injury to his hamstring in October. He is likely to return to the game by the end of November.
Dybala might recover before Dybala’s return to the World Cup, but he isn’t likely to be fit for competition.
Juventus’ French midfielder Paul Pogba, 29, is doubtful to be called for national duty next month. Pogba, who scored for France in the 2018 World Cup final, underwent knee surgery months after returning from Manchester United. This season, Pogba has yet to play for any Juventus matches and is still in the recovery period.
Klose is Still World Cup’s All-Time Top Scorer
The former Germany striker and the 2014 World Cup champion Miroslav Klose still holds the record for scoring the highest number of FIFA World Cup goals.
Klose scored 16 goals in 24 games during 4 World Cup tournaments (2002, 2006, and 2010, as well as 2014).
He surpassed Brazil’s famous striker Ronaldo at his 2014 World Cup semifinal, scoring against Brazil in Germany’s stunning 7-1 victory over the hosts.
Ronaldo scored 15 goals in 19 games, accompanied by German legend Gerd Muller.
Muller passed away in 2021. He scored 14 goals during the 1973 and 1974 versions of the World Cup.
Only one active player, Thomas Muller, 33, has scored 10 goals in 16 World Cup matches in Germany. Muller needs to net seven more goals to break compatriot Klose’s record. Portugal’s 37-year-old forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentine superstar Lionel Messi, 35, scored less than 10 goals for their countries each. Qatar 2022 might be Ronaldo’s and Messi’s last major tournament together.