Checklist of Premier League gamers on the 2022 World Cup

It is virtually right here. Whereas there’s lengthy been a debate about whether or not the 2022 World Cup would arrive in Qatar, the winter match is hitting Center East pitches for the subsequent 5 weeks.

The mid-season timing has offered for plenty of intrigue and accidents however there are nonetheless a number of conventional favorites as Brazil, France, and England duke it out to be named World Cup winners.

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There are new faces like Canada and (sorta) america males’s nationwide crew, too, because the CONCACAF neighbors are joined by fellow confederation mates Costa Rica and Mexico.

It is set to be Lionel Messi’s final World Cup and possibly Cristiano Ronaldo’s as properly, although the Portuguese is gathering headlines for any variety of causes heading into Qatar.

Our employees of Joe Prince-Wright, Andy Edwards, and Nick Mendola have laid out their group stage, knockout spherical, and award predictions under, additionally making some USMNT projections forward of the Yanks’ Group B battle with Wales, England, and Iran.

World Cup predictions: Group-by-group

Group A

JPW: Netherlands, Senegal, Ecuador, Qatar
Andy: Netherlands, Senegal, Qatar, Ecuador
Nick: Netherlands, Senegal, Qatar, Ecuador

Group B

JPW: England, Wales, USMNT, Iran
Andy: England, Wales, Iran, USMNT
Nick: England, USMNT, Iran, Wales

Group C

JPW: Argentina, Poland, Mexico, Saudi Arabia
Andy: Argentina, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Poland
Nick: Argentina, Mexico, Poland, Saudi Arabia

Group D

JPW: France, Denmark, Australia, Tunisia
Andy: France, Denmark, Tunisia, Australia
Nick: France, Denmark, Tunisia, Australia

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – SEPTEMBER 25: Christian Eriksen of Denmark, Dayot Upamecano of France, Thomas Delaney of Denmark and Antoine Griezmann of France compete for the ball through the UEFA Nations League match between Denmark and France at Parken on September 25, 2022 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Picture by Lars Ronbog/FrontZoneSport by way of Getty Photographs)


JPW: Spain, GermanyJapan, Costa Rica
Andy: Germany, Spain, Japan, Costa Rica
Nick: Spain, Japan, Germany, Costa Rica

Group F

JPW: Belgium, CroatiaCanada, Morocco
Andy: Belgium, Croatia, Morocco, Canada
Nick: Belgium, Croatia, Morocco, Canada

Group G

JPW: Brazil, SerbiaSwitzerland, Cameroon
Andy: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon
Nick: Brazil, Switzerland, Serbia, Cameroon

Group H

JPW: Portugal, Uruguay, Ghana, South Korea
Andy: Uruguay, Portugal, South Korea, Ghana
Nick: Uruguay, South KoreaPortugal, Ghana

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World Cup predictions: Okaynockout rounds

JPW – Spherical of 16

Netherlands def. wales
Denmark def. Argentina
France def. poland
England def. Senegal
Croatia def. Spain
Brazil def. Uruguay
Germany def. belgium
Serbia def. Portugal

JPW – Quarterfinals

Brazil def. Croatia
Netherlands def. Denmark
Germany def. Serbia
England def. France

JPW – Semifinals

Brazil def. netherlands
England def. Germany


Brazil def. England

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Andy – Spherical of 16

Wales def. netherlands
Argentina def. Denmark
Germany def. Croatia
Brazil def. Portugal
England def. Senegal
France def. Mexico Metropolis
Belgium def. Spain
Uruguay def. Serbia

Andy – Quarterfinals

Argentina def. wales
Brazil def. Germany
France def. England
Uruguay def. belgium

Andy – Semifinals

Argentina def. Brazil
France def. Uruguay

Andy – Remaining

Argentina def. France

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Nick – Spherical of 16

Netherlands def. USMNT
Argentina def. Denmark
Spain def. Croatia
Brazil def. south korea
England def. Senegal
France def. Mexico Metropolis
Japan def. belgium
Uruguay def. Switzerland

Nick – Quarterfinals

Argentina def. USMNT
Brazil def. Spain
France def. England
Uruguay def. Japan

Nick – Semifinals

Brazil def. Argentina
France def. Uruguay

Nick – Remaining

Brazil def. Uruguay

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World Cup predictions: Golden, Silver, and Bronze Balls


Golden Ball: Vinicius Jr.
Silver Ball: Harry Kane
Bronze Ball: Jamal Musiala


Golden Ball: Lionel Messi
Silver Ball: Kylian Mbappe
Bronze Ball: Emiliano Martinez


Golden Ball: Neymar
Silver Ball: Kylian Mbappe
Bronze Ball: Bruno Guimaraes

World Cup predictions: Golden, Silver, and Bronze Boots


Golden Boot: Harry Kane
Silver Boot: Kylian Mbappe
Bronze Boot: Neymar


Golden Boot: Kylian Mbappe
Silver Boot: Vinicius Jr.
Bronze Boot: Romelu Lukaku


Golden Boot: Neymar
Silver Boot: Luis Suárez
Bronze Boot: Richarlison

World Cup predictions: Who will win the Golden Glove?

JPW: Alisson
Andy: Emiliano Martinez
Nick: Alison

WorldCup predictions: Who will win the Younger Participant Award?

JPW: Jamal Musiala
Andy: Eduardo Camavinga
Nick: Eduardo Camavinga

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Eduardo Camavinga of France (Picture by Michael Regan – FIFA/FIFA by way of Getty Photographs)

World Cup predictions: All-Star Group/Finest XIs


Trippier, Marquinhos, Van Dijk, Telles
Casemiro, Musiala, Kimmich
Neymar, Kane, Vinicius Jr.


Pavard, Varane, Gimenez, Tagliafico
Casemiro, Bentancur
Vinicius Jr, Messi, Mbappe

Koulibaly, Kounde, Gimenez
Betancur, Camavinga, Mitoma, De Bruyne
Mbappe, Richarlison, Neymar

World Cup predictions: USMNT main scorer

JPW: Christian Pulisic
Nick: Christian Pulisic

Lifelike worst-case end result for USMNT

JPW: Out in group stage with 1 level
Andy: Out in group stage with 1 level
Nick: Out in group stage on tiebreakers

Unrealistic worst-case end result for USMNT

JPW: Out in group stage with no wins
Andy: Out in group stage with 0 factors
Nick: Out in group stage with no objectives, one level vs Wales

Lifelike best-case end result for USMNT

JPW: Spherical of 16
Andy: Spherical of 16
Nick: Spherical of 16

Unrealistic best-case end result for USMNT

JPW: Quarterfinals
Andy: Quarterfinals
Nick: Semifinals

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