The biggest dream for any footballer is to play at the FIFA World Cup. Playing at the World Cup is a big privilege, and winning the trophy is fantastic.
For fans, the FIFA World Cup offers the opportunity to watch, support, and bet on their national sides. Some independent sites are providing the best football odds today to save punters the bother of surfing through different bookmakers.
For football players there’s only one chance to play at the World Cup in four years. This tournament in Qatar is a good chance for some to prove themselves and bring honour to their countries on the biggest stage.
To win the World Cup, you have to play 3 group stage games, 1 game in the round of 16, quarterfinals, semi-finals, and the final. Only 7 games stand between every footballer and football’s biggest pride.
But each game is as important as playing the final of the competition. The devotion and commitment of players during the World Cup are unrivalled. The concentration is high, and the fight for victory is tough.
Here are some players to keep an eye on in Qatar:
Ronaldo will be at his 5th (and probably last) World Cup tournament in Qatar. Only a few players get the chance to play 5 straight World Cups.
Ronaldo came close to winning the World Cup in 2006 when the Portuguese team finished 4th. Ronaldo has won the biggest prizes in football on several occasions. He has also won the Euros and Nations League for Portugal. Winning the World Cup in Qatar will be a dream come true for Ronaldo.
Messi will also be at his 5th World Cup (and probably last) tournament in Qatar. He came close in 2014, but Argentina lost to Germany during extra time.
Messi is one of the most decorated football players, with several teams and individual laurels to his name. Qatar is a big opportunity for Messi to cement his legacy for Argentina.
38-year-old Silva will be at his 4th World Cup in Qatar. Silva failed to win with Brazil on home soil in 2014. He has remained an important player for the squad since then and will be leading the team for another fight at winning the trophy in Qatar.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup is a big occasion for many established players who have enjoyed illustrious careers. Young players starting out are also dreaming of seizing the opportunity.
Qatar 2022 is another opportunity for countries that failed in 2018 to rewrite their stories. These countries have reshuffled their squads for the tournament. Hosts Qatar, Canada, Ecuador, and other lowly-ranked teams are also determined to rewrite history in this tournament.
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