World Cup 2022 is an amazing tournament that gives unusual emotions from the very beginning. For the first time in the history of FIFA, the World Cup will be held in the spring, and the Brazilian national football team is going to Qatar as a clear favorite. The team led by Tite is filled with superstars and is ready to finally take their first medals from the 2002 World Cup victories in Korea and Japan.
Tite is not a very well-known coach for the European public, but he has been working with the Brazilian national team since 2016. At the local level, the coach took two championship cups with Corinthians, and with Selesao only the 2019 America’s Cup. For 6 years of leadership, Tite leaves a contradictory impression: at two America’s Cups he reached the finals, but at the World Championships in Russia he flew out at the ¼ final stage. The composition of the Brazilian national team by name has always looked like a favorite, but Tita was far from always able to find a common language with Neymar and the company.
Brazil squad for World Cup in Qatar
Our editors made their prediction for the World Cup - we tried to predict the application of “pentacampeons” for the Fifa World Cup in Qatar, taking into account the current shape of the players and their performances in the season.
|Goalkeepers||Alisson, Ederson, Weverton|
|Protection||Marquinhos, Eder Militao, Bremer, Gabriel Magalhaes, Thiago Silva, Renan Lodi, Emerson, Danilo, Alex Telles|
|Midfield||Fabinho, Casemiro, Bruno Guimaraes, Lucas Paqueta, Gerson, Douglas Louise, Fred|
|Assault||Neymar, Vinicius Junior, Gabriel Martinelli, Anthony, Rafinha, Gabriel Jesus, Richarlison|
The goalkeeper line is occupied by two of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League: Ederson and Allison. But Tita trusts the latter much more, he played at the 2018 World Cup and at important matches of the continental tournament. Both are worthy of playing in the starting line-up, but there is only one place, and Alisson will most likely take it.
The defensive line-up of the Brazilian national team at the 2022 World Cup looks great: veterans Thiago Silva and Marquinhos are going to the World Cup - the last player of the base and one of the leaders of the young generation of the Selesao. They are accompanied by promising Bremer from the base of Juventus and Gabriel from London’s Arsenal. The edges of the defense can be covered by not quite stellar, but strong by European standards, football players: Renan Lodi from Atlético Madrid, Emerson from Tottenham and experienced Telles with Danilo.
The center of the field is cemented by Casemiro and Fabinho. Their bundle is designed to help in defense, but they will also give their advantages in creation. Young and promising box-to-box players Bruno Guimaraes (Newcastle), Lucas Paqueta (Lyon) and Douglas Louis (Aston Villa) will come to their aid for the 2022 World Cup matches in Qatar. Manchester United’s Fred Tite likes to give a lot of playing time, but his form at the World Cup is not yet clear.
The Brazil national football team’s offense in terms of names and prospects is ahead of France and other tops. Tita will have to somehow arrange these bright stars in the starting lineup. The places of Neymar and Vinicius are not in doubt, those times have come when Neymar is considered an experienced leader and, in fact, a veteran. In the center of the attack, Arsenal’s Jesus, who are having a great season, is only rivaled by Richarlison. But on the edges there is a hundred millionth Antoni from Manchester United and Jesus’ team-mate, who has become stronger Martinelli, plus the player of the base of Barcelona Rafinha. The age of the players does not exceed 25 years, everyone is in great shape and ready to fight for the gold of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The history of Brazil’s entry into the World Cup
Pentacampeons have had no problems reaching the Fifa World Cup for a long time. In the CONCACAF qualifying group, the Brazilians easily came out of first place, having not suffered a single defeat in 17 matches. 40 scored, 5 missed - a clear dominance in South America.
Brazil at the World Cup: the history of world championships
5 times the Selesao took the World Cup - no one in history has won more often. Great generations of national teams with Pele, Romario, Cafu and Ronaldo and Ronaldinho confidently took the main trophy in history. General summary of the Brazilian national team at the world championships:
- Gold (5 times): 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002.
- Silver (2 times): 1950, 1998.
- Bronze (2 times): 1938, 1978.
At the last World Cup in Russia, the Pentacampeons stopped at the ¼ finals, losing to the future bronze medalists - the Belgian team. Brazil’s statistics at the World Cups are depressing, which is worth only the most humiliating defeat in the history of the home World Cup in 2017 from Germany - 1:7.
Brazil national team: World Cup 2022 group, prospects and predictions
World Cup 2022 standings for Neymar and company is incredibly similar to the table of the last World Cup. Serbia and Switzerland played Brazil at the 2018 World Cup, only in Qatar, instead of Costa Rica, Cameroon will play. Seleçao’s chances of winning the tournament are highly rated - the squad has grown stronger in recent years, most of the young players play in the best teams in Europe in leading roles. The team has a number of experienced veterans in excellent shape: what are Fabinho and Marquinhos.
The forecast of our editors for the Brazilian national team at the World Cup in Qatar is at least the final. It is quite possible for Tita’s wards to get through to the decisive match, the main thing for them is discipline and a great atmosphere in the team.
Head coach Tite prefers a 4-3-3 formation with two defensive midfielders. Forecast for the first matches of the World Cup: Alisson-Lodi-Marquinhos-Militao-Emerson-Fabino-Casemiro-Lucas Paqueta-Neymar-Jesus-Vinicius.
On our website, the Qatar World Cup will be covered as much as possible! Group G calendar schedule with Brazilians and other World Cup matches will be updated every day. Visitors will see news and predictions for the top matches of the day.
Brazil is considered by bookmakers to be the clear favorites for the World Cup. You can bet on the victory of pentacampeons in bookmakers at odds from 5.8 to 6.5. Bookmakers give from 2.1 to 2.5 to get into the semi-finals of the World Cup. The exit from group G is estimated at only 1.2.