During the past twelve years, Qatar has transformed from being a 113th-ranked team in FIFA’s ranking to the hosts of the 2022 World Cup. In fact, this year has been the best ever for Qatar in terms of FIFA rankings, as they reached the top 42nd position. However, since then, results have not been very encouraging.
The hosts have been in third place in the FIFA Arab Cup and in the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. They have also won the Asian Cup. But they will have to find a way to beat weaker opponents. The key is finishing in the top two of their group.
The United States is looking to make an impact. Despite drawing with Jamaica and losing to Panama, the team has qualified for the World Cup. They also beat United Arab Emirates in a playoff. The team is led by a young talented team with a few veteran stars in the squad. The team has won seven games so far this year. It will be interesting to see how it does in the World Cup.
Belgium has two world class goalkeepers in Thibaut Courtois and Kevin De Bruyne, who are both in great shape. The team has experience in defence and midfield. They are hoping to dethrone defending champions France in the 2022 World Cup. However, it is unclear whether it is worth trying to beat France in Qatar.
Uruguay has a great generation of players who came of age in South Africa. They include Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez and Jose Maria Gimenez. The team has never won a World Cup, but they were close to getting there in 2014. They also have a young talent in Ryan Gravenberch. However, a lack of a high-scoring striker could hinder their chances.
Brazil will also be looking to win its first World Cup since 2002. They have some talent in their ranks, including Romelu Lukaku, who has scored a lot of goals. However, they have been eliminated in the last seven World Cups. They may have the chance to reach the quarter-finals in Qatar. However, it is important to note that the team is not favored to qualify for the World Cup.
Cameroon is the only African team to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup in 1990. However, the team is not as star-studded as other African representatives. It is also not as well-organised as some of the other African teams. It is expected that the team will be difficult to beat in Qatar. However, it is possible that the Lions of Teranga could make it through to the round of 16 as well.
Serbia has two world class strikers in Vlahovic and Mitrovic. They also have experienced players, including Diego Alonso. The team is also a good defensive team. They have won the AFCON Golden Boot in 2006. They also had a fine group, which included Slovenia and Slovakia. But they failed to beat the Netherlands in their final game.