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FIFA World Cup 2022: Lionel Messi bills Brazil, France and England as FAVOURITES for title | Football News

FIFA World Cup 2022: Lionel Messi payments Brazil, France and England as FAVOURITES for title | Soccer Information

Brazil, France and England would be the largest obstacles to Argentina’s hopes of ending a 36-year FIFA World Cup title drought in Qatar, based on Albiceleste captain Lionel Messi. “At any time when we speak about candidates, we at all times speak about the identical groups,” Messi stated in an interview with the South American Soccer Confederation (CONMEBOL).

“If I’ve to place some above others I feel Brazil, France and England are a bit of bit above the remaining. However the World Cup is so tough and so difficult that something can occur.”

Two-time champions Argentina will kick off their FIFA World Cup 2022 marketing campaign towards Saudi Arabia on November 22 earlier than additionally going through Mexico and Poland in Group C. Lionel Scaloni’s males are undefeated of their previous 35 video games, a sequence that features the 2021 Copa America remaining towards Brazil. They’re simply two video games shy of the file for the longest run of worldwide matches with out defeat, at the moment held by Italy.

Messi can be taking part in in his fifth and nearly actually his final World Cup, having appeared on soccer’s largest stage for the primary time on the 2006 match in Germany. The closest he has come to lifting the Jules Rimet trophy was in 2014 when Argentina misplaced the ultimate towards Germany following an extra-time purpose from Mario Goetze.

“We’re very excited. We’ve an excellent group that’s enthusiastic, however we’re taking issues little by little,” stated the 35-year-old Paris Saint-Germain ahead. “We hope to begin the World Cup in the easiest way to face all the pieces that comes after. The extra you play and the extra time you spend on the pitch, the extra you get to know one another,” he added.

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Juventus right-back Danilo has additionally stated that Brazil couldn’t disguise from the actual fact they’re among the many favourites to win the FIFA World Cup. The five-time world champions will start their marketing campaign towards Serbia on November 24 earlier than additionally going through Switzerland and Cameroon in Group G.

“It’s plain that we’re one of many favorites,” Danilo advised reporters throughout Brazil’s pre-World Cup coaching camp in Turin. Brazil earned a direct berth in soccer’s premier worldwide match by ending prime of the South American qualifiers with 14 wins, three attracts and never a single loss.

Danilo stated he and his teammates felt a way of satisfaction and accountability as they symbolize greater than 200 million folks of their football-mad homeland. “We’ve vital footballers who play for the perfect groups on this planet,” stated Danilo, who has been capped 46 occasions since his worldwide debut in 2011.

“Once we exit onto the pitch sporting the nationwide group shirt, we at all times have the sensation of being these youngsters in Brazil who dream of taking part in and profitable the World Cup, to embrace the household with the Cup in hand. That feeling is at all times current with us and it provides us a power you possibly can’t think about,” he added.

(with IANS inputs)

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