Lionel Messi labels France, Brazil, and England as 2022 World Cup favourites

As reported by L’Équipe Paris Saint-Germain and Argentina superstar Lionel Messi spoke about his favourites for the upcoming 2022 Qatar World Cup and has put France, Brazil, and England as head and shoulders above the rest to win the tournament. 

In an interview published by the South American Football Confederation, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner calls for restraint on the ambitions of Lionel Scaloni’s Argentina side – perhaps out of modesty. The former Barcelona man said that France, Brazil and England are “above the rest” in their prospects to win the competition. However, he does back his own side, reaffirming that Argentina posess “a very good team that is very motivated, but we have take it little by little.”

Twice winner of the World Cup (1978, 1986), Argentina won the  Copa America last year and has remained unbeaten since July 2019 – thus their prospects could be considered more seriously in competition with the afore-mentioned teams. Argentina will play against Saudi Arabia on 22nd November, then playing Mexico in an eye-watering fixture on the 26th, whilst finishing off group C against Poland on 30th November. 

GFFN | George Boxall


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