World Cup in football 2022 for the first time in history starts in Qatar. The new World Cup has a lot of updates compared to the previous ones: for the first time, the teams that entered the 2022 World Cup will play all the matches not in the summer or spring. FIFA has postponed the opening match to November 20 - the hosts from Qatar will play with Ecuador. On this page, we will tell you which teams qualified for the 2022 World Cup and provide a quick overview of all the teams to get to know.
The qualifying tournament for the World Cup was not held only by Qatar as the host. The rest of the teams went through groups and play-offs in the European zone, CONCACAF (North and Central America), CAF (Africa), AFC (Asia and Australia) and CONMEBOL (South America). A total of 32 teams came out, which we will briefly discuss in this review. Let’s start with the last world champions - the French team.
France is the main favorite of the last major FIFA tournaments. The incredibly powerful team of Didier Deschamps is a colleague of the top football players of our time. Kante, Pogba, Lloris and Benzema with Mbappe and Coman terrify the opponent’s defense. France is very balanced and quite young, it is too early for veterans like Lloris and Benzema to leave big sport. Young Tchuameni, Mbappe and Upamecano can become leaders already at this World Cup.
No one expected the Qatar national team at the world championship, but they passed through the organization of the first winter world championship in history. The team of Barcelona-born Felix Sanchez Bas has only players from the local championship. They are unknown to a wide range of football fans. The Qatar national team fell into a difficult group with Senegal, the Netherlands and Ecuador, the chances of even one victory are not high, but Bas’s work since 2006 and progress at the level of the continent is noticeable.
The Brazilians are the clear favorite for the upcoming World Cup. The group they got at the world championship was a checkpoint: Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon. Under the leadership of Tite, proven veterans like Thiago Silva and Dani Alves play, as well as a number of world stars: Neymar, Vinicius, Alisson, Casemiro. In Brazil, the young Martinelli, Rodrigo, Anthony and Package 3 will go to the World Cup in Qatar.
The teams that made it to the 2022 World Cup are hard to imagine without the finalists of the last Euro - the England team led by Gareth Southgate. His team is one of the youngest and most promising at the 2022 World Cup. Team leader Kane, Alexander-Arnold and Sterling, Phillips and Rashford with Sancho, Foden and Saka - few people can get ahead of England at the 2022 World Cup in terms of the number of young stars. The result in the form of Euro 2020 silver speaks of the serious intentions of the British.
As part of the multiple world and European champions of the Spaniards, there are only two of those who found great victories in the 2010s: these are Alba and Busquets. Luis Enrique has seriously updated the team, so far it has not been possible to achieve the results of past generations. There are not many leaders: young Pedri, Fati, Torres and experienced Koke, Rodri and Carvajal. The composition of Enrique is much weaker than that of competitors.
Teams that have reached the World Cup are trying to bring experienced leaders to Qatar, for whom this World Cup will be the last. For the great Messi, the 2022 World Cup is likely to be the final one, his team under the leadership of Lionel Scaloni has not so many chances for medals. The composition has changed a lot, the team has di Maria, Martinez, young Romero and Alvarez. But there are not enough bright stars.
The 2014 World Champions under Hansi Flick will try to take the medals with an experienced line-up complemented by bright young stars. World champions Müller, Neuer and Gundogan will lead Gnabry, Sane, Havertz, and Schlotterbeck with Musiala. Flick’s team is gaining momentum, the chances for the 2022 World Cup medals are not bad. Let’s see how Germany copes with the generational change
The golden generation of Belgians with Hazard, De Bruyne, Lukaku and Alderveld have one last opportunity to make themselves known internationally. After bronze at the world championship in Russia, the Belgians with a great team and former coach Roberto Martinez will try to climb higher. Whether it will work out is another question: there are not so many young talents. Salemakers and de Ketelare are unlikely to be able to dislodge the more experienced in Qatar.
The team of Zlatko Dalic played in the final of the last World Cup and is clearly not averse to repeating this result. Serious changes took place only in the composition of the howrats: a number of veterans left. Among those who took silver in Russia, only Modric, Kramaric, Brozovic and Vida remained. The teams for the 2022 World Cup in the Croatian group are not so difficult, except for Belgium they are Canada and Morocco. The chances of reaching the playoffs are excellent.
If Messi still has a ghostly chance of getting into the 2026 World Cup, then for Ronaldo the mundial in Qatar will definitely be the last. The gang of Fernando Santos is very strong: Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva, Jota, Neves, Nuno Mendes. The fusion of youth and experience is capable of thundering at the 2022 World Cup. However, it will not be easy to leave the group with Uruguay, Korea and Ghana
The team of Murat Yakin gathered strong middle peasants in the cool teams of the European championships. Arsenal leader Xhaka, Atalanta’s Freuler, Embolo and Akanji are ready to compete for promotion from the group, but you should not expect more from this team. There are no bright stars in Switzerland, but due to discipline and a strong team, they can compete with Senegal and Serbia for the exit.
Van Gaal’s team has not won anything at the national level for a long time, the 2010 World Cup medals remain the latest achievement. The orange team has international stars like van Dijk, de Ligt and de Jong, and the team is quite young overall. They can reach the playoffs of the World Cup in Qatar, but it will be difficult to hope for the TOP-5. Too many inexperienced players in the European arena and a weak attack in the person of Depay and Bergwijn - the disadvantages are obvious.
By name, Dragan Stojkovic’s team looks solid: leader Lazio Milinkovic-Savic, record scorer of the Championship Mitrovic, main forward Juventus Vlahovic and a number of European midfielders give chances to qualify from the group. But by tradition, the Serbs perform unsuccessfully in major tournaments, the team is too poorly balanced in defense.
The Koreans have a powerful team by Asian standards, but there are only two European stars: in addition to the team leader Son from Tottenham, there is Hwang Hee Chan from Wolverhampton in the attack. But the rest of the roster is made up of little-known players at the local level. Portuguese specialist Paulo Bento will try to take points in the “death” group from his native team of Portugal, Ghana and Uruguay.
To the question: “Which teams made it to the World Cup?” in recent years there is always an answer: Australia. After moving to the Asian confederation, the team constantly gets into the world football championships, but after 2006 it has never left the group. In the team, Muya from Celtic and Ryan, who played in the Premier League, should be singled out. But the composition of Australia by name is extremely weak.
The team of the new Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski will come to the World Cup in Qatar with a new coach with no experience in big clubs. In the team of Sheslav Minievich, in addition to Lewandowski, there are Zeliński, Shensny and Bendarek. But in general, the national team is quite average, but in the group with Saudi Arabia and Mexico, the chances of reaching the next one. there is a stage.
A pairing of Porto’s Taremi and Bayer’s Azmoun is the only hope Iran fans can hope for. The rest play in the local league and are not very competitive. In the team of Dragan Skosic, it is worth highlighting the former Premier League player Jahanbaksh and the former RPL player Said Ezotolahi.
After the tragedy at the Euro, Christian Eriksen will again lead the national team to success at the 2022 World Cup as a leader. Kasper Newlmand’s team is going to Qatar with an excellent selection of performers: Huiberg, Christensen, Damsgaard, Mele. The Danes will definitely compete for second place in the group with Australia and Tunisia, and maybe for the first with France, given the results of the League of Nations.
The 2022 World Cup playoff teams are required to include two-time world champion Uruguay. Since 2010, they have been steadily entering the relegation stage, for Suarez, Cavani and Godin the mundial will become a swan song. The team of the young local coach Diego Alonso got into the toughest group with Ghana (hello World Cup 2010), Portugal and Korea. The team has superstar Nunes from Liverpool, Godin will help José Maria Jimenez. Uruguayans traditionally perform strongly at the World Cup, great veterans will definitely show themselves.
FIFA World Cup 2022: Teams from Africa traditionally impose a fight on leaders from Europe and South America. Senegal has a great squad full of European football stars. What is only the newcomer to Bayern Sadio Mane, the new Chelsea leader Kalidou Koulibaly and his teammate Edouard Mendy. Senegal legend Aliou Cisse has problems with attack in the team, there are more strong performers in midfield and defense at the FIFA World Cup.
There are no bright stars in the composition of Ecuador, Enner Valencia, who has long been written off from European accounts, is the captain of the South American team. The rest of the composition of Gustafo Alvaro looks weak, especially against the backdrop of Senegal and the Netherlands. Only Bayern central defender Piero Hincapie and Brighton newcomer Purvis Estupinan stand out.
In the team for the 2022 World Cup, Greg Berhalter has brought together a lot of young promising players who are visible in Europe. This is the leader Pulisic, and Adams, Musakh, Aaronson. At the same time, strong MLS players (Ferreira, Zimmerman) are represented in the team. In Group B at the World Cup, they will fight for the playoffs with Wales and Iran.
Among the team that entered the 2022 World Cup there is a team that represents the country for only the second time. It’s a daring Canada led by multiple German champion Alphonso Davies and Lille striker David. Coach John Herdman has assembled a capable young team of MLS players, but there are practically no chances to get through Croatia and Belgium. Canadians have too little experience of big matches.
It’s no secret that Gareth Bale has lost interest in club football, but the national team remains an outlet for him. Teamed with Ramsey, Allen, Wilson and James, the golfer brings out the best in the game. Wales manager Robert Page has one job at the World Cup in Qatar - to put Bale to good use. And do not lose to England - the sworn enemy.
There are no names in the Tunisia national team for the 2022 FIFA World Cup that are familiar even to experienced sports fans. Jalel Qadri will bring to Qatar an organized, but not very experienced football team without a clear leader. But African teams know how to surprise. All hope is in the Tunisian attack on Khazri!
Which teams qualified for the World Cup? The Costa Rica national team will not be named immediately, but in 2014 they made a real sensation, reaching ¼. Now the chances of a successful performance are less. The great Keylor Navas and 37-year-old veteran Brian Ruiz will lead the team into the final battle, and the forgotten Joel Campbell will also help. And do not forget about Yeltsin. Which is Tejeda.
There will definitely be sensations at the World Cup in Qatar. One of them could be the Ghana team led by Ottto Addo, led by the Ayu brothers and a couple of strong players from the top leagues in Europe. Amarti, Teteh, Kudus and Athena-Gyan are well-known and can surprise the Portuguese and Koreans. Moreover, they have someone in the group to get even with for the 2010 World Cup - the Uruguay team. Everyone remembers Suarez’s hand and Gyan’s miss?
Changing a coach before the World Cup is not the best solution. But the Moroccan Football Federation decided to dismiss Vahid Khalilhodzic, who cursed with all the local stars. So Hakim Ziyech got a chance to play at the World Cup! Walid Regragui will try instead of Hamimi, El Nesiri and Bunu to compete with Croatia and Belgium for a place in the 2022 World Cup playoffs. The main thing is to have time to get used to the tactics of the new coach.
There are no Eto’o-level stars in the Cameroon national team, only head coach Rigoberg Song and several strong Champions League-level players stand out. In the support zone, Zambo-Angissa will clean out, in attack Abubakar will compete with Toko-Ekambi and Mbeuo. Otherwise, the Cameroon national team does not stand out much against the background of other strong African teams, there are few chances of reaching the playoffs. Moreover, they got the “death” group with Brazil, Serbia and Switzerland
Today’s Mexican national team under the leadership of Gerardo Martino looks very weak in terms of names. Despite the fact that she confidently qualified for the World Cup in Qatar. There are very few stars in the squad: only Lozano and Raul Jimenez with Tecatito, there are no experienced veterans left in the team. All hope in the center of the young Alvarez from Ajax. But in general, you should not expect results at the 2022 World Cup from the Mexicans, although you can compete with Poland for the next stage due to the discipline traditional for the Martino team.
Japan is a giant by the standards of Asian football, at the level of the world championships they perform quite evenly, without failing, but also showing super results. In the team of Hajima Moriyasu, most of the collections play in local clubs, but Tomiyasu from Arsenal and Minamino from Monaco are divided among the legionnaires. Otherwise, the Japanese are reinforced by average players who played in Europe. The “samurai” have a minimum chance to pass Germany and Spain.
The weakness of the Asian Football Confederation is shown by another hit on the World Cup football team of Saudi Arabia. The team still has 99% of the players playing at home, even though the level of the league has risen. However, apart from Al-Dawsari, there are no well-known names in the Herve Renard team, in Qatar the team is waiting for another relegation with a small number of points.
The schedule of all matches of the World Cup in Qatar can be seen on the pages of our website. In the calendar, visitors will be able to see a list of all meetings by time and date, the page “Leading table” will show the places of teams in the group stage and playoffs for takeoff.
The results of matches at the World Cup are unpredictable, but there are always teams that have reached the World Cup and are the favorites of the bookmakers. Among the favorites, 3 teams stand out: France, Brazil and England. Betting shops are followed by Spain, Germany and Argentina. You can make a prediction for the World Cup on the 1win betting site, there are excellent odds.
Teams at the 2022 World Cup will play every day until the playoff stage, viewers will see 4 matches in 2 groups daily. We will offer the results of all World Cup matches in Qatar, with detailed statistics, news and analytics. The tournament table and the results of the 2022 World Cup matches can be seen in the “Table” sections.
It all depends on the football federations of the countries playing in the World Cup. The amount of payments for success at the World Cup depends on the decision of the football authorities, often because of this there are disputes, especially among African teams. FIFA pays each team approximately the same prize money and compensation for possible player injuries. In Russia, the national teams received $11 million each.