Standings, winners, awards, USMNT destiny

It is virtually right here. Whereas there’s lengthy been a debate about whether or not the 2022 World Cup would arrive in Qatar, the winter event is hitting Center East pitches for the following 5 weeks.

The mid-season timing has offered for plenty of intrigue and accidents however there are nonetheless a variety of conventional favorites as Brazil, France, and England duke it out to be named World Cup winners.

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There are new faces like Canada and (sorta) the US males’s nationwide staff, too, because the CONCACAF neighbors are joined by fellow confederation mates Costa Rica and Mexico.

It is set to be Lionel Messi’s final World Cup and possibly Cristiano Ronaldo’s as properly, although the Portuguese is gathering headlines for any variety of causes heading into Qatar.

Our employees of Joe Prince-Wright, Andy Edwards, and Nick Mendola have laid out their group stage, knockout spherical, and award predictions beneath, additionally making some USMNT projections forward of the Yanks’ Group B struggle with Wales, England, and Iran.

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World Cup predictions: Group-by-group

Group A

JPW: Netherlands, Senegal, Ecuador, Qatar
Andy: Netherlands, Senegal, Qatar, Ecuador
Nick: Netherlands, Senegal, Qatar, Ecuador

Group B

JPW: England, Wales, USMNT, Iran
Andy: England, Wales, Iran, USMNT
Nick: England, USMNT, Iran, Wales

Group C

JPW: Argentina, Poland, Mexico, Saudi Arabia
Andy: Argentina, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Poland
Nick: Argentina, Mexico, Poland, Saudi Arabia

Group D

JPW: France, Denmark, Australia, Tunisia
Andy: France, Denmark, Tunisia, Australia
Nick: France, Denmark, Tunisia, Australia

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Group E

JPW: Spain, GermanyJapan, Costa Rica
Andy: Germany, Spain, Japan, Costa Rica
Nick: Spain, Japan, Germany, Costa Rica

Group F

JPW: Belgium, CroatiaCanada, Morocco
Andy: Belgium, Croatia, Morocco, Canada
Nick: Belgium, Croatia, Morocco, Canada

Group G

JPW: Brazil, SerbiaSwitzerland, Cameroon
Andy: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon
Nick: Brazil, Switzerland, Serbia, Cameroon

Group H

JPW: Portugal, Uruguay, Ghana, South Korea
Andy: Uruguay, Portugal, South Korea, Ghana
Nick: Uruguay, South KoreaPortugal, Ghana

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World Cup predictions: Oknockout rounds

JPW – Spherical of 16

Netherlands def. Wales
Denmark outlined Argentina
France def. Poland
England def. Senegal
Croatia def. Spain
Brazil def. Uruguay
Germany def. Belgium
Serbia def. Portugal

JPW – Quarterfinals

Brazil def. Croatia
Netherlands def. Denmark
Germany def. Serbia
England def. France


Brazil def. Netherlands
England def. Germany


Brazil def. England

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Andy-Spherical of 16

Wales def. Netherlands
Argentina def. Denmark
Germany def. Croatia
Brazil def. Portugal
England def. Senegal
France def. Mexico
Belgium def. Spain
Uruguay def. Serbia


Argentina def. Wales
Brazil def. Germany
France def. England
Uruguay def. Belgium


Argentina def. Brazil
France def. Uruguay


Argentina def. France

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Nick-Spherical of 16

Netherlands def. USMNT
Argentina def. Denmark
Spain def. Croatia
Brazil def. south korea
England def. Senegal
France def. Mexico
Japan def. Belgium
Uruguay def. Switzerland

Nick – Quarterfinals

Argentina def. USMNT
Brazil def. Spain
France def. England
Uruguay def. Japan

Nick- Semifinals

Brazil def. Argentina
France def. Uruguay


Brazil def. Uruguay

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World Cup predictions: Golden, Silver, and Bronze Balls


Golden Ball: Vinicius Jr.
Silver Ball: Harry Kane
Bronze Ball: Jamal Musiala


Golden Ball: Lionel Messi
Silver Ball: Kylian Mbappe
Bronze Ball: Emiliano Martinez


Golden Ball: Neymar
Silver Ball: Kylian Mbappe
Bronze Ball: Bruno Guimaraes

World Cup predictions: Golden, Silver, and Bronze Boots


Golden Boat: Harry Kane
Silver Boat: Vinicius Jr.
Bronze boat: Kylian Mbappe


Golden Boot: Kylian Mbappe
Silver Boat: Vinicius Jr.
Bronze Boat: Romelu Lukaku


Golden Boot: Neymar
Silver Boat: Luis Suarez
Bronze Boat: Richarlison

World Cup predictions: Who will win the Golden Glove?

JPW: Alison
Andy: Emiliano Martinez
Nick: Alison

World Cup predictions: Who will win the Younger Participant Awards?

JPW: Jamal Musiala
Andy: Eduardo Camavinga
Nick: Eduardo Camavinga

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World Cup predictions: All-Star Crew/Greatest XIs


Trippier, Marquinhos, Van Dijk, T. Hernandez
Casemiro, Musiala, and Kimmich
Neymar, Kane, Vinicius Jr.


Pavard, Varane, Gimenez, Tagliafico
Casemiro, Bentancur
Vinicius Jr, Messi, Mbappe

Koulibaly, Kounde, Gimenez
Betancur, Camavinga, Mitoma, De Bruyne
Mane, Mbappe, Neymar

World Cup predictions: USMNT main scorer

JPW: Christian Pulisic
Nick: Christian Pulisic

Sensible worst-case end result for USMNT

JPW: Out in group stage with 3 factors
Andy: Out in group stage with 1 level
Nick: Out in group stage on tiebreakers

Unrealistic worst-case end result for USMNT

JPW: Out in group stage with no wins
Andy: Out in group stage with 0 factors
Nick: Out in group stage with no targets, one level vs Wales

Sensible best-case end result for USMNT

JPW: Spherical of 16
Andy: Spherical of 16
Nick: Spherical of 16

Unrealistic best-case end result for USMNT

JPW: Quarterfinals
Andy: Quarterfinals
Nick: Semifinals

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