It will probably be the last chance for Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. 

Brazil will be favorites bidding for a record-extending 6th World Cup.

This will be one of the most eagerly anticipated World Cups – 32 teams, 64 matches, 29 days. The first World Cup in the Middle East and the first World Cup in November.

There a a few things to watch when the smallest country ever to host a World Cup takes place on November 20th and the final on December 18th

Top Teams

  1. Brazil (No. 1 in Fifa Ranking). The Selecaos of Neymar and Vinicius Junior are peaking at the right time. Will it be a first World Cup since 2002?
  2. Belgium (No. 2). Once called the “Golden Generation” is breaking up but there is still Kevin De Bruyne leading the Belgians. 
  3. Argentina (No.3). Argentina have not won the World Cup since the days of the great Diego Maradona. Will Messi’s last World Cup finally lead the Argentinians to glory?
  4. France (No.4). They are the defending champions. Mbappe and Benzema leading the attack. Can France retain the title since Brazil in 1962?
  5. England (No.5). The underdogs. England are constantly improving in recent major tournaments. Semifinalist at the World Cup in 2018 and finalist at the Euros in 2021. Will they bring the World Cup home since 1966?

Big Stars

Lionel Messi, Argentina. The seven time Ballon d’Or winner at 35 years old may be looking for one last push at a World Cup winner’s medal. This would finally solidify him as soccer’s greatest player. He is in stellar form for PSG at the moment.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal. He has won the Euros and he’s the leading scorer in men’s international soccer. At the age of 37 years old, make the most of him while you can. 

Kylian Mbappe, France. The star of the last World Cup at the age of 19. He is only getting better and he could match Brazil great Pele in being a champion at his first 2 World Cups.

Kevin De Bruyne, Belgium. Regarded as the world’s best midfielder, his driving runs and passing ability are among the best sights in soccer. Belgium will need to hope he arrives healthy. 

Neymar, Brazil. Often overshadowed by Mbappe and Messi at PSG, still the main man for Brazil. Watch out for some samba skills.

How it works

There are 8 groups of four teams, with the top two advancing to the 16 team knockout stage.

There will be 4 games back-to-back per day. FOUR. 

There will be no break for the knockout stage, The fist day without football will be on December 7th.

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