One of the benefits of the Euros 2020 being delayed a year is that we football fans get to see two major international tournaments just one year apart. Hopefully by then England fans would have gotten over the disappointment of Football Coming to Rome and will be open to a whole new tournament of hope and despair. But since Qatar 2022 is just around the corner now, due to take place during the Winter of 2022, which teams are currently looking most likely to take home the silverware?
Even though the Euro’s isn’t as competitive as the World Cup, if a team is good enough to beat Europe’s best, then they stand a very good chance of winning the World Cup. Italy currently haven’t lost a game in 34 and will be looking to continue their momentum into the World Cup. We’ve never had tournaments so close together, but you have to assume that the short gap will only benefit reigning European Champions.
Equally as formidable as the winner of the Euro’s, the winner of the Copa America also go into the World Cup as one of the favourites. The chemistry has finally clicked for Messi and his fellow Argentines, so this could mean a swansong for Messi’s somewhat disappointing international career. It could be unwise to bet against an in-form Messi when the world cup approaches, or even before, be sure to check out today’s expert football tips.
France may have failed to deliver during the Euro’s but on paper still have one of the best teams in the world. Not only a great team on paper but a young team, which you’d expect to be even better in a years time. They also go into the World Cup as the defending champions; however, no team has won a double World Cup since Brazil in 1958 and 1962.
Could 2022 finally be the year that Football comes home to England? We promise if we can win the world cup just once more, we’ll never sing that song again, and the world won’t have to listen to endless chants of “Football coming home”. But blind optimism probably won’t help England win this world cup. But a very young squad, with a bench of players arguably better than the ones of the pitch, and the momentum of getting to the final of the Euros, this could be the tournament for England.
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