Who Will Win the 2022 World Cup?

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

Kyra Bridgeforth, Newspaper Staff Reporter

This year’s World Cup has been one of the most unpredictable battles ever. 

Nobody would’ve ever thought teams like Morocco would advance to the semifinals but they proved the whole world wrong. 

This year the World Cup was hosted in Qatar. Many people had high hopes for Qatar especially after they paid a whole 220 billion dollars to host this event on their home turf!  However, in their opening, Qatar lost 2-0 to Ecuador and the rest of their season resulted in losses as well. 

USA vs Wales. The chances of the USA winning were way higher than Wales. Yet Wales held their game up and it resulted in a 1-1 tie. After this everybody thought that the USA wasn’t all that good and England would have knocked them out in seconds. Instead, the game ended in a 0-0 tie. Although England had about 85% chance of winning, the USA proved themselves to be a worthy competitor. 

Another shocking game was when Saudi Arabia beat Argentina 2-1. Everybody had thought star player, Lionel Messi, would have destroyed their team but things turned out differently for them. Another shocking outcome of a game was when star player Cristano Ronaldo and his team, Portugal lost 2-0 to South Korea. At this point, nobody knew who really had a chance to win the World Cup when players known to be the best in the world, were losing to these teams. 

Some of the games in this World Cup were harshly won. For example, England beating Iran 6-2, France winning 4-1 against Australia, and Spain obliterating Costa Rica 7-0!

Currently the World Cup is in the round of eliminations. This is where things start to get intense. 

Team Brazil was the first team to be knocked out of the competition by Croatia in a 4-2 penalty strike out. The hopes were VERY high for Brazil considering they have the most World Cup wins with a count of 5. Fans were also upset knowing that Neymar Jr. had lost his last World Cup.

 Next, Argentina knocked out Netherlands in a 4-3 penalty shootout. Morocco eliminated  Portugal’s team with a 1-0 match. Seeing Ronaldo leaving the stadium after this loss was devastating to many fans. France sent England home in a 2-1 win and Argentina had beaten Croatia 3 to nothing. In the semi-finals Morroco lost 2-0 to France leaving them to qualify to

 The Finals    

Argentina vs France

We’ve seen some pretty unexpected wins and losses during this tournament.

Although Argentina and their captain Messi have done very well this season, they still have to verse Team France with Kylian Mbappe leading the team. 

So, who’s really in it to win it?

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