– With the commitment between the selection
local and Ecuador, scheduled at 1:00 p.m.
of our country, it will be given today we are going to
the greatest party of world football.
Throughout the history of the World Cups, only eight teams have won any of the 22 editions of the World Cup. 92 years have passed since the first World Cup, in which three South American countries and five Europeans are the ones that have had the privilege of being world champions, which reflects that despite the years, the powers remain practically the same.
Everything indicates that this will be the last World Cup with 32 teams, among which are at least six teams that have the highest probability of winning the first World Cup to be held for the first time in the Middle East.
Surely the team that has the greatest favoritism is the Argentine team. Lionel Scaloni’s team arrives at this World Cup as the current champions of the Copa América and the Finalísima plus an undefeated record of 35 games and three games to surpass the Italian record, instance that can be given in the Qatar event.
In addition, the trans-Andean team has within its ranks one of the best players and team leader, Lionel Messi. that allows him to get excited about reaching his third World Cup.
By names, the Brazilian team is the most fearsome team of this World Cup. Tite had the luxury of leaving figures like Roberto Firmino and Gabriel Barbosa out of the call, who would probably be on the list of any team.
Four of those called up were key in obtaining the last Champions League (Eder Militao, Casemiro, Vinicius Jr. and Rodrygo) and it also has other figures who stand out in the strongest clubs in the world.
But their favoritism not only goes through their incredible squad, but also because of their notable participation in this event. It is the only country that has been present in all the World Cups, taking five titles, being the team with the most championships in this tournament.
FRANCE SEEKS TO REPEAT
The current world champions come to the defense of the title with the bulk of the players who were established in Russia 2018, but with three important casualties due to injury: Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante and Presnel Kimpembe. Similarly, Didier Deschamps’ team has a candidate sheet and they are excited about the three-time championship.
One of the elements that generates the most excitement in France is the inclusion of the best player in the world, Karim Benzema. The striker was not in the previous World Cup due to disciplinary problems and will lead a team that is full of figures such as Kylian Mbappé, Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembelé, Hugo Lloris and others.
Although Gareth Southgate’s team has just been relegated to League “B” of the Uefa Nations League, the English team has reached defining instances in recent major tournaments. He was a finalist in the Eurocup (2021) and took a fourth place in the last World Cup (2018).
England have one of the best generations in their history, with a squad that is based on footballers who play for clubs in their local league, which is the most competitive in the world.
Many of its current players were world champions in the 2017 U-20 World Cup and the 2017 U-17 World Cup.
Portugal is the only team that has never been world champion but is among the favourites. The 2016 European champion comes to this event with one of the best squads he has ever had for a World Cup.
Ruben Dias, Bernardo Silva and Bruno Fernandes are some of the great figures coach Fernando Santos has, but without a doubt the exclusive figure is Cristiano Ronaldo, who has given him the only two titles the team has won and now together with his teammates are ready to take the big hit.