Brazil, one of the countries most synonymous with the World Cup, is currently favored to come out on top when the iconic tournament takes place in Qatar later this year.
Brazil currently hold the record for most World Cup wins, having lifted the trophy five times already. They are closely followed by Germany and Italy, who have won the tournament four times apiece.
5.5 odds can currently be found for Brazil at GG.Bets, who also cover a range of Esports and Club Soccer betting lines. Close behind Brazil are both England and France, which have been priced at 6.5. Portugal may well be a dark horse for this year, and can be found at the excellent line of 13.0.
Brazil’s 2022 World Cup XI
The reasoning for Brazil’s favored status going into the 2022 World Cup is obvious as soon as one takes a closer look at their squad.
In the goalkeeping department, Brazil is spoiled for choice. Two of the Premier League’s best keepers call Brazil their homeland, with Liverpool’s Allison and Manchester City’s Ederson both vying for the first time spot.
Brazil’s defense may well be it’s weakest area, and yet it is still stronger than the majority of their World Cup rivals’ back four. Juventus full-backs Danilo and Sandro will likely take the flanks, whilst Thiago Silva and Marquinhos appear the logical choice to make up the heart of the backline. Dani Alves, Alex Telles, Gabriel, and Eder Millitao are all also available in reserve.
In midfield, Liverpool’s Fabinho seems to be the most logical choice due to his fine form in the prem as of late. Both Casemiro and Fred will be competing against each other to play alongside him, as will Bruno Guimaraes, Douglas Luiz, and Arthur Melo.
Look for the iconic Neymar to take on the CAM role, supported by Vinicius Junior and Raphinha on the wings. This will likely result in Lucas Paqueta, Philippe Coutinho, and Gabriel Martinelli all sitting on the bench, which truly boggles the mind.
Up front is another Liverpool vs. Man City clash, with both Roberto Firmino and Gabriel Jesus competing to take the illustrious striker position. That is not even taking into consideration Everton’s Richarlison, who is yet another solid option.
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