FIFA World Cup 2022 Predictions, Pick Every Match: Argentina Win All, USMNT Lose In Group Stages

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untitled design 97 FIFA World Cup 2022 Predictions, Pick Every Match: Argentina Win All, USMNT Lose In Group Stages

The World Cup is fast approaching and that can only mean one thing, it’s time to start writing on your wall charts (in pencil) and predict who will make it to the finals and which big names will miss out. Here’s our second attempt at predicting how things will shake out in Qatar (You can read it here first):

Group A Predictions

1

Netherlands

2

1

0

4

7

2

Senegal

2

0

1

3

6

3

Ecuador

0

2

1

-1

2

4

Qatar

0

1

2

-5

1

Competition Day 1 Exams
Qatar 1, Ecuador 1
Senegal 1, Netherlands 2

Competition Day 2 Exams
Qatar 0, Senegal 2
Netherlands 1, Ecuador 1

Competition Day 3 Exams
Ecuador 1, Senegal 2
Netherlands 3, Qatar 0

Senegal’s outlook was entirely positive several months ago, but many of their most important players, notably Chelsea duo Edouard Mendy and Kalidou Koulibaly, have struggled to hit last season’s heights in the new campaign. The first place in the group was decided by the Netherlands on the first match day, overtaking Senegal. Although the African champions finished second and won over fans in Qatar, they were given a hard time in their final by Ecuador, who picked up precious few points. Sadio Mane strikes at the death to take the Lions of Teranga into the last 16.

Group B Predictions

1

England

2

1

0

6

7

2

Wales

1

2

0

1

5

3

America

1

1

1

-2

4

4

Iran

0

0

3

-5

0

Competition Day 1 Exams
England 2, Iran 0
USA 1, Wales 1

Competition Day 2 Exams
Wales 1, Iran 0
USA 0, England 4

Competition Day 3 Exams
Wales 1, England 1
USA 2, Iran 0

England may have struggled in 2022, but they are a much better team than the others in their group and will need to show more in games, including beating the USA, as if they have finally loosened up in a major tournament. It really comes down to a battle between Greg Berhalder’s side and Wales; The former team may have great players but they don’t have consistent game changers like Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey on the international stage. The duo combined for two decisive goals in a 1-1 draw against the USMND and England, sending Rob Page’s side into the knockout stages.

Group C predictions

1

Argentina

3

0

0

6

9

2

Poland

2

0

1

1

6

3

Mexico

0

1

2

-2

1

4

Saudi Arabia

0

1

2

-5

1

Competition Day 1 Exams
Argentina 3, Saudi Arabia 0
Mexico 0, Poland 1

Competition Day 2 Exams
Poland 2, Saudi Arabia 0
Argentina 2, Mexico 1

Competition Day 3 Exams
Poland 0, Argentina 2
Saudi Arabia 2, Mexico 2

Isn’t this the “Argentina in the World Cup group” you can imagine? While Poland and Mexico finished second in Doha and would normally progress to the last 16, Robert Lewandowski’s late goal lifted the Eagles to victory. They wrapped up Saudi Arabia’s clash with Mexico in matchday two as Hirving Lozano turned it into a thrilling dead rubber with a brace.

Group D Predictions

1

France

2

1

0

2

7

2

Denmark

2

0

1

4

6

3

Tunisia

0

2

1

-2

2

4

Australia

0

1

2

-3

1

Competition Day 1 Exams
Denmark 2, Tunisia 0
France 1, Australia 0

Competition Day 2 Exams
Tunisia 1, Australia 1
France 2, Denmark 1

Competition Day 3 Exams
Australia 1, Denmark 3
Tunisia 1, France 1

The holders stumble over the blocks in Group D, but in the most important match, against dark horses Denmark, they get the job done. Kasper Hjulmand’s side looked good in that game and indeed during the opening three but were let down by Kylian Mbappe’s late strike.

Group E predictions

1

Spain

2

1

0

4

7

2

Germany

2

0

1

3

6

3

Japan

1

0

2

-3

3

4

Costa Rica

0

1

2

-4

1

Competition Day 1 Exams
Germany 2, Japan 0
Spain 0, Costa Rica 0

Competition Day 2 Exams
Japan 1, Costa Rica 0
Spain 4, Germany 2

Competition Day 3 Exams
Japan 0, Spain 2
Costa Rica 0, Germany 3

Spain start the tournament with one of those performances where they struggle to assert themselves every time, with Keylor Navas denying them in Doha, their forwards unable to bang on the barn door with a banjo. Since then, they’ve provided some of the most dreamy football in the group stages, putting an otherwise impressive Germany to the sword and easing past Japan. Hansi Flick’s side, however, will be runners-up who nobody wants to draw.

Group F Predictions

1

Croatia

1

2

0

2

5

2

Morocco

1

1

1

2

4

3

Belgium

1

1

1

1

4

4

Canada

1

0

2

-3

3

Competition Day 1 Exams
Morocco 2, Croatia 2
Belgium 0, Canada 1

Competition Day 2 Exams
Belgium 1, Morocco 0
Croatia 2, Canada 0

Competition Day 3 Exams
Croatia 1, Belgium 1
Morocco 3, Canada 1

Every match has a shock finish that sends one of the big names heading for the early exit; On this occasion, Belgium avoided defeat at the World Cup for the first time, seeing another chance slip away from the moment Alphonso Davies and Jonathan David combined to seal a stunning win for Canada. Morocco were ultimately the main beneficiaries of that result, their point against Croatia and emphatic win over Canada saw the Atlas Lions finish second behind an impressive Croatia side.

Group G predictions

1

Brazil

3

0

0

6

9

2

Serbia

2

0

1

0

6

3

Cameron

1

0

2

-1

3

4

Switzerland

0

0

3

-5

0

Competition Day 1 Exams
Switzerland 1, Cameroon 2
Brazil 2, Serbia 0

Competition Day 2 Exams
Cameroon 0, Serbia 1
Brazil 3, Switzerland 0

Competition Day 3 Exams
Serbia 2, Switzerland 1
Cameroon 0, Brazil 1

As Brazil cruise through the group, it will be Serbia who provide the drama, Aleksandar Mitrovic’s late strike to secure victory over a cautious Cameroon side, who overcame an early deficit and denied Switzerland hopes of escaping Group G in the final on goal difference. game round.

Group H

1

Uruguay

2

1

0

3

7

2

Portugal

1

1

1

-1

4

3

Ghana

0

3

0

0

3

4

South Korea

0

1

2

-2

1

Competition Day 1 Exams
Uruguay 1, South Korea 0
Portugal 1, Ghana 1

Competition Day 2 Exams
South Korea 2, Ghana 2
Portugal 0, Uruguay 2

Competition Day 3 Exams
Ghana 1, Uruguay 1
South Korea 0, Portugal 1

Cristiano Ronaldo and company are progressing, but boy are they underperforming, lucky to draw against an impressive Ghana side and comfortably beaten by Uruguay, with Rafael Leo coming off late before they secured a win against Ghana. , while their hopes were dashed when Luis Suarez, of all people, scored to equalize for table-topping Uruguay.

Round 16

Netherlands 3, Wales 1
Argentina 1, Denmark 0 (at)
Spain 2, Morocco 0
Brazil 3, Portugal 1
England 1, Senegal 0
France 2, Poland 1
Croatia 0, Germany 0 (Germany won on penalties)
Uruguay 2, Serbia 1

Each of the favorites advances when it comes to separating the cream of the crop in the Round of 16 World Games, although some of these teams are working very hard. Denmark kept Argentina at bay until the 112th minute, Lautaro Martinez providing an exceptional winner, while there were murmurs of frustration across England in the harsh weather of their clash with Senegal, Harry Kane winning from the penalty spot.

The middle tier of European nations are giving some bloody noses, but Uruguay have enough to beat Serbia in one of the highest quality ties. With Brazil shaping up to be the team to beat in Qatar, Portugal were the underdogs, sent home by Neymar and company.

quarter final

Netherlands 0, Argentina 2
Spain 3, Brazil 2 (at)
England 3, France 1
Germany 2, Uruguay 0

In one of the best World Cup matches in Al Rayyan, Petrie played the performance of a lifetime as Spain stunned the favorites in a quality tournament. As if that wasn’t thrilling enough, England finally clicked against a better nation, their wingbacks running riot in the wide areas as the holders crumbled and were sent off. Is football really coming to the men’s side? Meanwhile, Argentina’s win over the Netherlands wasn’t as easy on the eye, but their defense looks like a match winner.

semi-final

Argentina 2, Spain 1
England 1, Germany 1 (Germany win on penalties)

Spain finally managed to breach Argentina’s defence, the first team since Mexico to do so in a second group stage game, but they could only do it once, with Lionel Messi rolling back the years with that one missing piece at the other end. History in his eyes. Argentina advance to the final where they face Germany, who have done what they did to England. Just like in the Euro 2020 final, Gareth Southgate’s side frittered away an early advantage with conservative play and were held back in the second half by Kai Howards, one of five Germans to score penalties as the Three Lions fell back.

Third place playoff

Spain 2, England 0

final

Argentina 2, Germany 1

Messi gets revenge for 2014 and writes himself into Argentina’s history books alongside Diego Maradona. Indeed, the veteran was a diminutive force in this final, but once the supporting cast carried the load, Lautaro Martinez scored the winner to send his nation into rapture. It was better than Germany expected before the tournament started, but second best was a bitter blow Die Mansoft, Their young team under Hansi Flick will certainly return in the near future.

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