The FIFA World Cup has started. The event of the year, where we get to see the top players from every nation strive to be the best, has finally begun. We have a good mix of players who may have their last international appearance and emerging new potential in 2022.
As with every edition or installment of the world’s largest sports tournament, the best and brightest talents from across the world join together to put on a show like no other. You may need to be familiar with these top players to have a better chance of winning the 2022 World Cup odds. Now, let’s find out about these five best players who are participating in this World Cup.
Kylian Mbappé, France
This 23-year-old has more than 200 goals and 90 assists at the club level and 28 goals and 17 assists at the international level. At the very least, his breakaway pace puts him towards the top of the list for sheer watchability, but when you include his shotmaking, he’s the finest player in the competition.
Mbappé went from being a rising star to a superstar when he became the first teenager to score twice in a World Cup game during France’s win over Croatia at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. He now has four goals and one assist, making him a superstar. Already this season, he has 18 goals and five assists in 19 appearances for PSG. He will be an important part of France’s offense in Qatar.
Lionel Messi, Argentina
Messi is, without a doubt, the best player of his generation, and this may be his last opportunity to win the World Cup. He’s in his second season with PSG and has 12 goals and 14 assists in only 18 games. He’s finally won his Copa America, and all he needs now is one more trophy with Argentina to round up his collection. Whether Messi returns to Barcelona or another club after the World Cup is anyone’s guess, but for the time being, he is giving the tournament in Qatar his undivided attention.
Kevin De Bruyne, Belgium
Kevin De Bruyne is an asset to whatever club he plays for since he is a terrific passer and a shooter. Everything in the Belgian and Manchester City teams passes through De Bruyne first. One of the finest midfielders in the game, he’ll be key to putting the ball in the goal one way or another, helping Belgium reach the top of Group F.
What can you say about Neymar that hasn’t already been said? He has scored 75 times for Brazil and has the versatility to play in midfield, on the wings, or as a striker. He’s fast and has all the skills, tricks, and flips you could want. He’s a sparkling footballer who is a joy to watch. He can outrun opponents and score with either his foot or his head. You could even see a rainbow flick if he truly wants to embarrass an opponent.
Karim Benzema, France
Even though France isn’t going to Euro 2020, Benzema is still one of the best goal-scorers in the game. The two-time winner of the Ballon d’Or knows how to come through when it counts, and he will be surrounded by great players on the France team, including Mbappe. Benzema is coming off a Champions League win with Real Madrid and will be looking for his second World Cup trophy, which he won with France in Russia in 2018.