Lionel Messis action in the Argentina vs Estonia test match at El Sadar Stadium  Portugal

Captain List of 32 Countries Participating in the 2022…

Captain List of 32 Countries Participating in the 2022 World Cup

Lionel Messis action in the Argentina vs Estonia test match at El Sadar Stadium
Lionel Messi’s action in the Argentina vs Estonia test match at El Sadar Stadium

List of captains of 32 countries participating in the 2022 World Cup . Among the captains who succeeded in bringing him to Qatar, there are famous names such as Cristiano Ronaldo to Lionel Messi .

The opening match of the 2022 World Cup will feature the Group A preliminary match between the Netherlands and Senegal at the Al Thumama Stadium, Doha. A total of 32 countries divided into 8 groups will fight in the preliminary round to get tickets to the last 16.

The French national team, who are in Group D, are the reigning World Cup champions. Les Bleus beat Croatia 4-2 in the 2018 World Cup final, which was their second title at the prestigious tournament.

The captain of France when he became world champion in 2018 was Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. The 35-year-old goalkeeper was still France’s captain during this year’s World Cup.

Apart from Hugo Lloris, there are still great players who are captains in their respective teams. The following is a list of the 32 captains at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, in order of their confederation:

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AFC (Asia)

Tottenham winger Son Heung Min celebrates
Tottenham winger Son Heung-Min celebrates
  • Australia: Mathew Ryan
  • Iran: Ehsan Hajsafi
  • Japan: Maya Yoshida
  • Qatar: Hassan Al-Haydos
  • Saudi Arabia: Salman Al-Faraj
  • South Korea: Son Heung-min

CAF (Africa)

Kalidou Koulibaly
Kalidou Koulibaly
  • Cameroon: Vincent Aboubakar
  • Ghana: Andre Ayew
  • Moroko: Romain Saiss
  • Senegal: Kalidou Koulibaly
  • Tunisia: Youssef Msakni

Concacaf (North America and the Caribbean Islands)

Christian Pulisic playing for the United States national team
Christian Pulisic playing for the United States national team
  • Kanada: Atiba Hutchinson
  • Kosta Rica: Bryan Ruiz
  • Mexico: Andres Guardado
  • USA: Christian Pulisic

Conmebol (South America)

Thiago Silva Brazil
Thiago Silva, Brazil

UEFA (Europe)

Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his goal against Switzerland in matchday 2 of Group A2 of the UEFA Nations League at the Estadio Jose Alvalade
Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his goal against Switzerland in matchday 2 of Group A2 of the UEFA Nations League at the Estadio Jose Alvalade
  • Belgium: Eden Hazard
  • Croatia: Luka Modric
  • Denmark: Simon Kjaer
  • England: Harry Kane
  • France: Hugo Lloris
  • Germany: Manuel Neuer
  • Netherlands: Virgil van Dijk
  • Poland: Robert Lewandowski
  • Portugal: Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Serbian: Dusan Tadic
  • Spain: Sergio Busquets
  • Switzerland: Xhaka . Granite
  • Wales: Gareth Bale
Prediction Spain vs Portugal June 3 2022  Portugal

Prediction Spain vs Portugal June 3, 2022

Prediction Spain vs Portugal June 3, 2022

Prediction Spain vs Portugal June 3 2022

 Spain will host Portugal on matchday 1 Group 2 of UEFA Nations League A 2022/23, Friday 3 June 2022. This match will be held at Benito Villamarin, kick-off at 01:45 WIB.

In this group, Spain and Portugal are joined by two other teams. The other two competitors are Switzerland and the Czech Republic.

In the previous edition, Spain finished as runner-up . La Furia Roja defeated France 1-2 in the final. However, Luis Enrique’s men immediately rose and ensured qualification for the main round of the 2022 World Cup.

Just like Spain, Portugal will also fight in Qatar 2022. The difference is, Cristiano Ronaldo and his friends qualify after first fighting past Turkey and North Macedonia in the play-offs .

Spain and Portugal last met in the city of Madrid in June 2021. In the warm-up match leading up to the Euros, they played out a goalless draw.

Estimated Line-up

Estimated Line up
Ferran Torres (center) celebrates after scoring for Spain

Spain (4-3-3): Unai Simon; Alba, Pau Torres, Garcia, Azpilicueta; Thiago, Busquets, Koke; Gavi, Morata, Ferran Torres.

Coach: Luis Enrique.

Portugal (4-1-3-2): Rui Patricio; Guerreiro, Duarte, Pepe, Cancelo; Moutinho; Bernardo Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Otavio; Jota, Ronaldo.

Coach: Fernando Santos.

Head-to-Head and Performance

Head to Head and Performance
Spain vs Portugal duel, tryout ahead of Euro 2020

Head-to-Head

  • Meeting: 38
  • Spain win: 16
  • Spain goals: 75
  • Draw: 16
  • Portugal win: 6
  • Portugal goals: 44.

Last 5 Meetings

  • 05-06-2021 Spain 0-0 Portugal (Friendly)
  • 08-10-2020 Portugal 0-0 Spain (Friendly)
  • 16-06-2018 Portugal 3-3 Spain (World Cup)
  • 06-28-2012 Portugal 0-0 Spain (Euro)
  • 18-11-2010 Portugal 4-0 Spain (Friendly).

Spain’s Last 5 Matches (KMMMM)

  • 11-10-21 Spain 1-2 France (UNL)
  • 12-11-21 Greece 0-1 Spain (World Cup Qualification)
  • 15-11-21 Spain 1-0 Sweden (World Cup Qualification)
  • 27-03-22 Spain 2-1 Albania (Friendly)
  • 30-03-22 Spain 5-0 Iceland (Friendly).

Portugal’s Last 5 Matches (MSKMM)

  • 13-10-21 Portugal 5-0 Luxembourg (World Cup Qualification)
  • 12-11-21 Ireland 0-0 Portugal (World Cup Qualification)
  • 15-11-21 Portugal 1-2 Serbia (World Cup Qualification)
  • 25-03-22 Portugal 3-1 Turkey (World Cup Qualification)
  • 30-03-22 Portugal 2-0 North Macedonia (World Cup Qualification).

Stats and Score Prediction

Stats and Score Prediction
Portugal players celebrate
  • Spain won 7 of their last 8 matches (W7D0 L1).
  • Spain has always won in its last 4 matches.
  • Spain kept 3 clean sheets and only conceded a total of 1 goal in their last 4 matches.
  • Portugal won 7 of their last 9 matches (W7 D1 L1).
  • Portugal has always won by a margin of 2 goals in its last 2 matches.
  • Portugal is unbeaten in their last 5 matches against Spain (W1 D4 L0).
  • Portugal has always won a draw in its last 4 matches against Spain.

Predicted final score: Spain 1-1 Portugal.