Whether you’re planning to watch the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 or not, you might be curious about which teams have qualified to compete for the title. Here is a quick list of the teams that will be attending the tournament in 2022.
Having qualified for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Tunisia will be one of five African nations that will be competing in the World Cup. They have also been drawn into a hard-fought group alongside defending champions France, Danish semi-finalists Denmark, and Australia.
Tunisia has a new manager in Jalal Kadri, who replaced Mondher Kebaier after Tunisia’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations exit. He was a former professional player who played club football in Qatar. He has been named interim manager and will be given full-time duties after the World Cup. He is likely to allow experienced pros to join the team.
Tunisia has a mix of home-based players and players from Europe. They have performed well in recent friendlies against tough opposition. However, they are unlikely to beat top teams such as Belgium or France.
Youssef Msakni has been Tunisia’s attacking heartbeat for the last decade. He usually plays in a 4-5-1 formation. He was named Tunisia’s top scorer in qualification. However, he was ruled out of the 2018 World Cup with a knee injury. He has recovered well though.
Tunisia will be a flyweight team. They have never progressed past the group stage in any of their five World Cup appearances. In fact, they were eliminated in the group stage in all five of their previous World Cups. The only team with a higher loss rate is Saudi Arabia.
Tunisia is one of the lowest-ranked teams to qualify for the 2022 World Cup. It is also one of the least talented teams. They only have two wins from their 15 World Cup matches. They have lost to Spain, Belgium, Ukraine, and Russia. They have only kept one clean sheet in their previous 15 games.
- Despite a winless start to the year, Switzerland has qualified for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. The national team was selected by the nation’s head coach, Murat Yakin, who took over from Alen Petkovic last year. Despite the winless start, the Swiss were placed in a competitive group with Brazil, Serbia, and Cameroon.
- Despite a lack of scoring power, Switzerland will be looking to present an intimidating obstacle to their opponents in the World Cup. However, they need to improve their defensive game in Qatar. It’s also important to note that they will be playing in a group with two teams that have previously reached the finals.
- Switzerland is a team that will require a sturdy defense to keep the pressure on its opponents. However, they’ll be aided by their midfield. Granit Xhaka will be their central cog in Qatar and he will link up play between attacking and defensive marshalls. The Swiss will also have a couple of new faces on the squad.
- Xherdan Shaqiri is Switzerland’s leading goal scorer and his performance at last year’s World Cup is a great indicator of his abilities. He was able to assist five times during his six matches. In addition to his goals, he also helped Switzerland claim a 1-0 win against Lithuania on March 28, 2021.
- The Binningen-born attacker’s first international goal is the icing on the cake. His first senior international appearance was at the Euros last year, and he’s set to make his World Cup debut in Qatar.
Despite a mediocre performance, Mexico’s men’s national soccer team has qualified for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar in 2022. Coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino’s team is ranked 13th in the world and will compete in Group C, which includes Poland, Costa Rica, and Mexico. The Mexico of the future could have as many as five centurions.
The best player in the Mexican squad is Raul Jimenez, who has 94 caps for the country and 29 goals to his credit. He is expected to leave Atletico Madrid after the La Liga campaign and move to Houston Dynamo in Major League Soccer.
There is no doubt that Mexico will have to perform well to qualify for the next round of the tournament. It has not made it past the round of 16 since 1986. In fact, it has not won a World Cup match on merit since 1982.
In order to win the World Cup in Qatar, the Mexicans will have to score some goals and take care of business elsewhere. Mexico’s current standing puts pressure on manager Tata Martino.
The winner of the game will play the winner of the game between Australia and South Korea in a playoff match that will take place on December 17. Mexico has played its final six matches at home. It will also face Saudi Arabia in the last game.
The team has a great blend of youthful and experienced players, which should help them to progress further in Qatar.
Having been eliminated from the Round of 16 of the World Cup in the last three tournaments, Serbia will be looking to make a strong impression at the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Serbia has drawn Brazil and Switzerland in Group G and will face tough competition as they look to secure a spot in the knockout stages.
Serbia has been an impressive side in recent years, and a number of the players in the squad have been in red-hot form. Their star players include Dusan Tadic, Dusan Vlahovic, and Aleksandar Mitrovic. The trio of these players is expected to lead Serbia’s attack at the Qatar World Cup.
Serbia has had a strong campaign in the Nations League, winning four of six matches. They also defeated Sweden away from home in the final. They have a talented and experienced attack in Dusan Tadic, Dusan Vilahovic, and Aleksandar Mitrovic. They have also had a number of impressive performances during World Cup qualifying.
During the qualifying period, Serbia had a strong run and finished top of Group A. They then defeated Portugal and Switzerland to qualify for the tournament. However, they lost to Denmark and Norway. They also lost to Brazil in the last round of qualifying.
Serbia will be looking to make a good impression at the World Cup and to prove that they can be a serious contender. They have experienced players throughout the squad and are looking to show the world how good they can be.
Serbia will be hoping to make it to the knockout stages of the final for the first time since 2006. They will face a difficult group of opponents, including Cameroon, Switzerland, and Brazil.
Despite their storied history, Portugal has yet to win a World Cup. They are, however, in a strong position for the 2022 World Cup, courtesy of a number of factors.
The current Portuguese generation includes the likes of Joao Cancelo, Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva, and Vitinha. The team is also built on a solid backbone. The team has a number of experienced defenders in the form of Pepe, Ruben Dias, and Rui Patricio.
Portugal was drawn into Group H alongside South Korea, Uruguay, and Ghana. Portugal will face the Asian heavyweights in their opening match on November 23. The first-placed team in Group H will advance to the Round of 16 and play two teams from Group G.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup is not going to be a walk in the park for the Selection. But Fernando Santos has put together a strong squad to take to Qatar. The team is technically proficient and they are smart and organized.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup will see Portugal battle it out against the two-time world champions, Uruguay. Although Portugal hasn’t won the World Cup, they have been a force to be reckoned with for the past three editions.
The team has a number of impressive players in the midfield. Joao Moutinho, Ruben Neves, and Bruno Fernandes are expected to make a big impact.
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the biggest names in the game and has been linked with the Portugal throne in the past. He is one of the greatest international goal-scorers ever, scoring 117 goals in 190 appearances. Despite a rough year in the Premier League, Ronaldo has been named to Portugal’s World Cup squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Several teams have already qualified for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Some of these teams are expected to be among the contenders for the title. The host nation, Qatar, got a direct berth in the tournament and will open the competition on November 20 against Ecuador. The team is led by a well-regarded manager, Gustavo Alfaro, and will have speed and talent on its side.
Other teams that have already qualified for the tournament include Brazil, Argentina, Portugal, Uruguay, Uruguay, and Peru. These teams will play in a round-robin tournament. The top four teams advance to a two-legged knockout. The fifth-placed team will play an inter-confederation play-off.