Welcome to our first World Cup article, which will present Groups A,B,C,D. Stay tuned for the next few minutes and see a short preview of these assemblies.
The Netherlands and Senegal are two favorites for advancing to the knockout stage, ahead of Ecuador and the hosts Qatar. Oranje has one of the best teams in Europe, with a very well-balanced offense and defense, with the leaders of the team being Virgil Van Dijk and Memphis Depay.
Meanwhile, Senegal is maybe the best country coming from Africa, with Sadio Mane as its biggest star. Bayern’s superstar is one of the best players in the world, and along with him the Lions of Teranga have plenty of other high-quality players competing in Englan, Germany, and other top teams in Europe.
As for Ecuador, this is one tough and challenging team, without too much creativity in its performances, but with hard-working individuals. Their games are dull without too many goals, usually two at most.
Qatar is the weakest team in the championship, and they will be last in this assembly, regardless of the home-field edge.
England comes to the World Cup as one of the favorites, while the USA, Wales, and Iran hope to reach the knockout stage. The Three Lions didn’t play well recently, getting relegated from the UEFA Nations League. But overall, they weren’t too interested in playing in this competition. This is a world-class unit, with several magnificent stars, like Harry Kane.
USA is preparing its team for the next World Cup, which takes place in their house, and right now, Gregg Berhalter is trying to make a core for that event. Though, the Americans have a nice crew capable of doing big things in Qatar, even though they are more or less very young.
On the other side, Wales is a team that plays together for a long time, and some of the leading players are in their prime years. With a few youngsters added to the lineup, the Dragons are a good mixture of experience and youth. Unlike the USA, they play much more competitive games due to the quality of European football, and that’s why we believe in their advance to the next round.
As for Iran, this team is good, otherwise, it wouldn’t be here, but compared to all three previous rivals, we don’t think they can do too much.
The Argentinians are the top favorites to win the World Cup, and we won’t waste too much of your time here, because this unit has one of the best lineups in the world. Messi, Di Maria, Lautaro, Dybala, etc. The real question here is who will win the second place, Mexico or Poland. With all due respect, we’ve ruled out Saudi Arabia from these talks because we think they don’t have the potential to cause any surprise.
Poland is a team that plays for a long time and has good chemistry, but they are pretty much straightforward. Robert Lewandowski is the target man and the best striker in the world does his part of the job well, only he lacks one good and creative player besides him.
On the other side, Mexico didn’t bring Vela or Chicarito, but they have Raul Jimenez and Hirving Lozano upfront. The concept of play is different than before with fluid attack, while on the other side, the midfield is very experienced.
Our pick for second place here is Mexico because they have a more diversified game plan than Poland.
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France and Denmark are the top two favorites for the knockout stage, while Tunisia hopes to grab its chance if it appears. Australia is one of the weakest teams in the championship, and this unit is nowhere near its predecessors.
Despite experiencing some injury trouble, France is still No.1 favorite for the world title. They have Mbappe and Benzema and a bunch of other superb players who are leaders in their teams, plus a fantastic Deschamps on the bench.
Meanwhile, Denmark is the semifinalist in the previous EURO, and they now have Christian Eriksen back. That makes them one of the best teams in the world as well. They are among the dark horses and should be considered at least the second-best unit in Group D.
Tunisia is better than Australia, but they don’t have the capacity to challenge France or Denmark, and they will finish third in this group.
Here is the preview for groups E,F,G,H.