The World Cup in Qatar in 2022 will feature an abundance of skill, but who are the top athletes competing this winter?
Cristiano Ronaldo? Lionel Messi, Karim Benzema? The Portuguese icon may be a bit of a stretch these days, but there is little doubt that during the 2022 World Cup, football fans will be treated to viewing the best footballers on the planet.
The very finest footballers must be on display if the World Cup is to be regarded as the summit of international football. And happily, the football talent for 2022 in Qatar is on has just as reached a group of top-notch footballers as every previous World Cup.
Quite unfortunate Qatar’s beaches won’t be graced by athletes like Erling Haaland and Mohamed Salah the Italians who will remain at home.
But it doesn’t mean there won’t be enough talent available to contend for the World Cup championship in the middle of November.
Therefore, Net Worth Forum has combed through the talent pool and identified the top five players you should be on the lookout for at the 2022 World Cup this winter!
France/Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema
Ballon d’Or winner
Karim Benzema, who was just named the world’s finest footballer, is possibly the man to keep an eye on during the 2022 World Cup. The France striker will serve as the team’s captain as Les Bleu attempt to retain the championship they won in 2018.
Kevin De Bruyne, a Belgian who plays for Manchester City
Kevin De Bruyne is the pendulum of both the Manchester City and Belgium teams, and he is perhaps the best player in the Premier League. The playmaker has the talent to flip his ankle to select a crucial pass.
De Bruyne had two assists at the most recent World Cup, eight assists for Belgium the previous season, and more than eight assists in the Premier League thus far this year.
Sadio Mané – Senegal/Bayern Munich Player
Scoring for fun in Germany
The ability of a player is maybe best appreciated when they are not participating in a team. It’s possible that Sadio Mané’s absence is in part to blame for Liverpool’s dismal start to the Premier League season.
Instead, Mané is dominating in the Bundesliga, and the Bayern Munich forward could dominate the 2018 World Cup.
He might even compete for the Golden Boot with strikers from teams with a reputation for being better.
Robert Lewandowski of Poland/Barcelona.
The most lethal finisher in Qatar
With Argentina, Mexico, and Saudi Arabia in their group, Poland doesn’t have an easy matchup, but everything is possible with Robert Lewandowski on the roster.
By scoring for fun at the Nou Camp already, Barcelona’s summer singer has defied his 34 years.
Surprisingly, the striker failed to score in any of Poland’s three games at the World Cup in Russia four years ago. Give him an inch, however, and he’ll probably want a mile.
Here, the forward might terrorize the defenses of the opponent, and he or she could legitimately claim a hat trick against Saudi.
Robert will undoubtedly be a player to watch this winter with 76 international goals to his name.
Lionel Messi – Argentina/PSG Player
Still one of the best players in the world?
Lionel Messi has won the Copa America, four Champions Leagues, 11 club league championships, seven Ballons d’Or, and was named Player of the Tournament in the 2014 World Cup. But he lacks a World Cup medal.
At age 35, this World Cup is unquestionably Messi’s final opportunity to represent Argentina and win the championship.
Undoubtedly, he is capable of performing it. Even though Messi isn’t the same whiz kid he once was, he is still a world-class talent, enjoys the respect of his international teammates, and is scoring goals for PSG.
A large Argentine population is anticipated in Qatar this winter, and Messi and co. are in a good position to get through the elimination stages and to the championship game. Who claims Messi won’t attend leading the way?