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Paul Merson’s five bold predictions for the FIFA world cup 2022

England will play their first game at the 2022 FIFA World Cup today, and I’m looking forward to it. Due to the Premier League, I have not considered the World Cup in four weeks, but I am now quite excited.
The disparity that exists between these teams can be seen in the opening game yesterday. Yesterday Qatar was just not good enough. The first match between England and Iran ought to be fairly straightforward.

England has like-for-like replacements for every position on the field, with the exception of Harry Kane. The team is strong in every way, and their substitutes are world-class players.
You don’t have time to turn the tide during the World Cup. This time, the teams haven’t been there in a while, so it will come down to who has the best players and who gets along with each other the fastest.
His predictions for the competition are as follows:

#1 World Cup Winners: England

This is the most difficult prediction because this will be the most open World Cup in a long time. Before the World Cup, we typically have a break of four weeks during which we observe how the teams play.
I haven’t really watched Brazil’s games, but everyone keeps saying they’re the favorites. I don’t know about Argentina too – Lionel Messi is 34 now, and he didn’t win it at 30 and 26 with preferred players over those he has around him this year. I also have a case against France because their midfield lacks players like N’Golo Kante.
I’m going to be brave and back England to win the World Cup in 2022. Our squad is enormous.

#2 Amazement Bundle – Denmark

I would’ve gone with Portugal, yet I don’t think their crew profundity is especially astounding. People are unaware of how good their team is. They have a real chance of winning the World Cup with players like Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo, Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva, and Cristiano Ronaldo in their squad.
Denmark, in my opinion, will come as a surprise.

Christian Eriksen is in charge, and they have already defeated France twice this year. He is a great player who influences everything on the field. It will be hard to keep people out on hot days in Qatar, and players won’t be able to get close to him.

#3 Winner of the Golden Boot: Harry Kane

I have to pick Harry Kane to win the Golden Boot. He takes penalties and plays every minute of every England game. I think Kane will step up this year and help England win the World Cup.
To be honest, I don’t think Alvaro Morata will be far away. I also adore Lautaro Martinez because he has the ability to surprise people. Yesterday, Enner Valencia got off to a roaring start, scoring two goals so far. If he scores two more goals in the group stage, he won’t be far off from making Ecuador look good.

Messi must always be given a chance. At the World Cup, Saudi Arabia is out of its depth, and Argentina could easily win its first game. The front-runners for the Golden Boot would be Messi or Martinez if they score three or four goals.

#4 Golden Ball Winner: Bruno Fernandes

The World Cup Player of the Tournament typically represents a team that either advance to the next round of the competition or take home the trophy. Belgium has always had an all-star team, but they never seem to get things done at the World Cup, so I haven’t really given them much thought for this tournament.

For the Golden Ball, Bruno Fernandes is my pick. Fernandes has the potential to be Portugal’s best player if they succeed. Neymar and Messi will do extraordinary things in some of their games, and Harry Kane will score goals. However, I like Portugal’s team and believe Bruno Fernandes will succeed.

You must select players who will frequently touch the ball. On the field, players like Messi and Neymar control everything, giving them a distinct advantage in the Golden Ball race. England does not have a single player controlling the entirety of the play.

#5 Best Young Player (U-21): Pedri

With Pedri in the team, I think Spain will keep a lot of possession. I like how they play with the ball. His style of play will work in Qatar because it will be hot and he will be able to beat the press and pass the ball around. He plays with the maturity of a player in his 30s and has an old head on young shoulders.
Because they play every game, players like Messi, Kane, Mbappe, and Neymar have won a lot of these awards.
Spain will participate fully in the tournament. I saw them play Portugal, and they will score a lot of goals if Morata plays well. Pedri will start every World Cup game for Spain as a youngster. He has to be my pick as the tournament’s best young player.

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