Defending World Cup champions France are the first team to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The French have also been the only country to win the African Cup of Nations twice and they will hope to do so again in the upcoming tournament. They have qualified with plenty of fixtures left over and will be looking for another strong performance.
The second team to qualify is Morocco. They have a star quality in Sadio Mane and they have been the best African team since 2014. The French will hope that a young generation can help them break the World Cup curse. However, their recent record is not very encouraging. They have only won three of their past 14 games. They have also been beaten by Ireland, which could be a major problem in the draw. They will be facing a tough challenge in Qatar.
The draw has been controversial. Initially, France were drawn with Tunisia. This was a no-brainer as they will have their own star player and they were the winners of the African Cup of Nations in 2010. However, this hasn’t been the case and it is expected that they will be drawn against Morocco, who have been the worst of the African nations in the last four World Cups.
The other European team to qualify for the 2022 World Cup is England. They are also the favorites to win the tournament. They have been in good form in recent tournaments and have a good squad. Their coach, John Herdman, has a smart group of players. They will be looking to progress to the knockout rounds, which will be their next step.
Denmark’s performance at the Euros last summer was impressive, but the country is also well-positioned to make the most of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. They have a promising young group and will be looking to make it to the knockout rounds. They won nine of their 10 qualifying games and scored eight clean sheets. They were beaten by Costa Rica in their final match, but still qualified for the 2022 World Cup.
Brazil’s qualification for the 2022 World Cup hasn’t been a pretty one. They haven’t won a World Cup in a decade and their drought will extend to twenty-four years. However, the Brazilians have a good squad and will be looking to make it to the quarterfinals. They have also a strong homegrown group, which will be crucial. They also have a star player in Cristiano Ronaldo and they will be looking to make it to the round of sixteen in Qatar.
In the Asian region, South Korea qualified relatively unscathed from qualifying. They have a strong group and will be looking to make it to knockout rounds. They will also have a tough challenge with Son Heung-min.
The draw also included Iran, which has never made it past the group stage at a World Cup. The Iranians are also a talented group, but they haven’t made it past the quarterfinals. They are also the only team in the competition to have lost a qualifying match. The United States, Japan, and Saudi Arabia also qualified.