Soccer is one unpredictable game, especially in international tournaments such as the prestigious, eagerly anticipated FIFA 2022 World Cup. Upsets are the order of the day, and it’s odd for everything to go as expected. That said, many things can pan out as forecasted for people with a keen eye for soccer who have followed events in the game long enough. Here’s what we reckon will transpire in Qatar, specifically regarding the intriguing 2022 World Cup Group G.
Brazil To Top But No Easy Ride
It would take guts to bet against Brazil in any soccer contest, and we’re not about to become the first to do such an incredible thing. Brazil has everything on its side. Tite’s men have the pedigree, the history, the players, and the reputation that dictates they will be a success in Qatar this year. We’re talking about the most decorated national side in the sport’s history. Brazil has won the World Cup a record five times. It’s a nation of 200 million strong, a considerable percentage of whom revere soccer not as a mere sport but as a spiritual activity. Their ranking at #1 on FIFA’s most recent list is no fluke. They may have lost the most recent Copa America to Argentina – narrowly by 1-0 – but don’t let that fool you. Tite and the boys are in hot form going to Qatar after they ran away with CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying, notching 14 wins out of 17 and losing zero. Argentina follows in second, with a 6-point gap extending to 9 if Brazil wins the rescheduled qualifier between the two. Switzerland, Serbia, and Cameroon are not easy sides. They will look to stifle the brilliant South Americans and are capable of doing so. However, Neymar and Vinicius Junior spearheaded, and Brazil expects to stamp their authority. The five-time winners are not just favorites to top 2022 World Cup Group G (at 4/11 or -270). They’re well-fancied to clinch world sport’s most prestigious team trophy in December, at odds of 9/2 (+450).
Serbia, Switzerland And Cameroon To Scrap For #2
And what an almighty scramble it will be! After that, Brazil expects to take their spot on the top perch of world cup Group G. It’ll be up to the rest to decide who follows Tite’s men into the 2022 World Cup last 16, scheduled to begin on December 3. All three will feel they merit that honor this year, off the back of decent qualification campaigns (varying degrees). Serbia finished top of their European qualification group, cruising into the 2022 World Cup with an unbeaten record. They had to see off the challenge of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal, who they consigned to the playoffs after beating them 2-1 last year. Switzerland did similar, notching five wins out of 8 to come up trumps in UEFA Group C, at the expense of four-time World Cup winners Italy, who will now be conspicuously absent from those beautiful, air-conditioned stadiums of Qatar. The Swiss, too, never lost once. Get Serbia and Switzerland to top Group G at 6/1 (+600) and 4/1 (+400), respectively, and a +8000 long shot for either to win Qatar 2022. Cameroon is the side with a less stylish qualification tale to report, requiring a dramatic, last-gasp win over Algeria to book their spot at the 2022 World Cup. Nonetheless, hope springs eternal for the West Africans, who will look to channel their spirit of 1990 when they reached the quarterfinals – their best run thus far. With a squad boasting experience from top European leagues, Cameroon is at 14/1 (+1400) to win world cup Group G and 200/1 (+20000) for a most unlikely, first-ever World Cup win.