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The Most Beautiful Moment of Ex MU and 4…

The Most Beautiful Moment of Ex MU and 4 Other Stars at the 2010 World Cup

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Uruguay striker Diego Forlan’s style in the 2010 PD World Cup Group A match against France at Cape Town Stadium, 11 June 2010. The final score was 0-0

The Spanish national team was the best in the 2010 World Cup . However, personally, Diego Forlan was the best. The former MU bomber established himself as the Best Player and was entitled to bring home the Golden Ball.

Indeed, the Uruguay national team was not seeded at that time. La Celeste has indeed emerged as champion twice, 1930 and 1950, but it is only a story of the past.

Past

You see, since 1950, Uruguay is like other teams that do not have a great history at the biggest football party. At the 2010 World Cup South Africa, Uruguay was able to rise from the rubble of collapse.

Under the care of a cold-handed coach, Oscar Tabarez, Uruguay transformed into a terrible monster. Captain Forlan brought Uruguay to the semifinals before finally being stopped by Germany.

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Atlético Madrid’s Uruguayan striker Diego Forlan’s expression during the La Liga match against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium

Uruguay national team finished in fourth position. This achievement repeats their success in the 1970 World Cup. Forlan is charming. He scored five goals which made him the top scorer with Thomas Muller (Germany), David Villa (Spain) and Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands).

Like the people of Uruguay, Forlan will also not forget the historic moment 12 years ago on the black continent of South Africa. “The 2010 World Cup was the most incredible experience. Our small country reached the semifinals. I was the top scorer, and the goal against Germany was voted the best,” said Forlan.

Not only Forlan, of course. The other four pillars from different countries also become an inseparable history of the 2010 World Cup. Who are they?

Thomas Muller
Last year, the most feeders in a year went to Thomas Muller. As is known, the old Bavarian midfielder spent almost his entire professional career as a footballer with Bayern Munich

Dangerous youth, that’s Thomas Muller. Being among the senior players did not make the quiet one clumsy.

Instead, he appeared crazy. As a result, he managed to score five goals, which made the 1989-born one of the top scorers with five goals.

For this great action, Muller was rewarded as the Best Young Player. At that time the star was only 20 years old.

Wesley Sneijder

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10 Strongest Candidates to Win the 2022 World Cup,…

10 Strongest Candidates to Win the 2022 World Cup, Is There a New Champion?

World Cup Trophy
World Cup Trophy

The strongest candidate to win the 2022 World Cup . It doesn’t feel like this universal soccer party is just counting the months. Several teams deserve to be put forward as champion candidates.

Unlike the previous editions, the 2022 World Cup will be held in Qatar from November to December. This period is the middle of the season in Europe’s top competition.

However, the competitive atmosphere makes it a challenge for the coaching team and players. Well, as usual, there are always several teams that are considered qualified so that they deserve to be champions.

Without denying other teams, a series of countries below have the potential to repeat their best achievements in the most prestigious tournaments every four years. Here are 10 countries that deserve to be championed at the 2022 World Cup Qatar.

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England

England in the UEFA Nations League
England in the UEFA Nations League

Coming with a line of their best players, England are ready to chase their second title as they did at the 1966 World Cup at Wembley. The Three Lions have progressed rapidly under Gareth Southgate.

At the 2018 World Cup, England appeared shiny and finished in fourth place. A great achievement, considering that they have not experienced the semifinals since the 1990 edition.

At the Euro 2020 stage, the Three Lions are also stunning. They appear as runners up. Armed with these achievements, Harry Kane et al are more confident to seal the status of champions.

Belgium

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Belgium in 2022 World Cup Qualifiers

Belgium remains a serious threat even though they have never tasted the sweetness of the title. In Qatar later, not a few who favor De Rode Duivels.

Inhabited by qualified pillars on all lines such as Kevin de Bruyne, Thibaut Courtois, Axel Witsel and Romelu Lukaku, Belgium is ready to go far. FIFA ranked 1st status, Roberto Martinez’s fleet will be a scourge for his opponents.

Four years ago, Belgium pushed to the semifinals and won third place. It was their greatest achievement in their Golden Generation.

Germany

Germany squad celebrating Ilkay Gundogans goal against Italy UEFA Nations League

Dubbed the tournament specialist, Germany is a World Cup regular. They only missed two times, the 1930 and 1950 editions.

So far, Die Mannschaft has won four titles, namely 1954, 1974, 1990, and finally 2014. Unfortunately, in the 2018 edition they appeared sluggish.

At that time, coming as the defending champion, Germany was actually eliminated at the beginning of the tournament. Manuel Neuer is convinced that Germany can bounce back and be strong again under coach Hansi Flick’s ingredients. “Winning the 2022 World Cup is realistic for us. We have a chance for that,” said Neuer, reported by Sport Bild.

Portugal

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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

Shortly after confirming himself to qualify for the 2022 World Cup finals, Cristiano Ronaldo immediately spread terror. “Goal achieved, we are in the Qatar World Cup. We are in the right place! Forca Portugal!” wrote Ronaldo on his personal Instagram.

Ronaldo is not bragging. The Euro 2016 stage can be a reference. At that time, , Selecao das Quinas less favored.

However, Ronaldo and colleagues actually came out as champions after defeating the top French team in the final. Coach Fernando Santos must have prepared a precise strategy to carve history in Qatar. Portugal has never won. Their best achievement is only up to third place. It was presented at the 1966 World Cup.

Senegal

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Senegal won the 2021 African Cup of Nations after defeating Egypt at the Paul Biya Stadium, Olembe, Cameroon

You could say, Senegal is a dark horse ready to give a surprise in Qatar. The 2002 edition was their first appearance at the World Cup.

At that time Senegal immediately made a spectacular breakthrough because they were able to survive until the quarterfinals. Proud, because no African team has ever made it beyond the quarter-finals of the World Cup so far.

Senegal also has a cool-handed eccentric coach, Aliou Cisse. In 2021, the skipper presented the African Cup of Nations title to the people of Senegal. Armed with a line of star players such as Cheikhou Kouyate, Sadio Mane, Kalidou Koulibaly, and Abdou Diallo, Les Lions de la Teranga are ready to pounce on their opponents.

Uruguay

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Uruguay players celebrate with Luis Suarez after scoring a goal against Venezuela in the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers

Long time without being on the podium of honor, La Celeste will rise from its long slump. After 1930 and 1950, Uruguay never again lifted the trophy.

At the 2018 World Cup, for example, they only reached the quarter-finals. A stifling nick, considering Uruguay never run out of stock of star players.

Now, under the regime of Diego Alonso, La Celeste vows to repeat history. Replacing the legendary coach Oscar Tabarez, Alonso did not take long to immediately set up with Luis Suarez and his friends.

Netherlands

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Netherlands players celebrate

Will the curse soon end for the Netherlands? Three times as runner-up, namely 1974, 1978, and 2010, the Dutch people again became anxious. Van Gaal, the coach, knows very well what the De Oranje supporters expect.

“My goal is to become world champion,” said Van Gaal. “But I can’t do it alone,” he added. That means, Virgil van Dijk et al have a formidable mission: ending the curse. Hopefully!

Spanish

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Carlos Soler (right) celebrates his goal in Spain vs Czech Republic, UEFA Nations League

One 2010 World Cup title and three European Cups (1964, 2008, 2012) put Spain in the elite list of candidates to win this time. It’s been a long time without being on the podium of honor, adding to the elan that the La Furia Roja players are getting more and more smoldering.

Dani Carvajal, Pedri, Rodri and Ferran Torres are some of the famous names that coach Luis Enrique brought to Qatar. Enrique himself advances undaunted.

“Our style is very clear and it will be very difficult to play against us. This is the message I have to give. We respect our opponents, anyone can beat us, but we can beat anyone,” he said.

Brazil

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Neymar (second from left) celebrates his goal in the South Korea vs Brazil match at Seoul Sang-am Stadium, Seoul, South Korea

The five-time championship (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002) puts Brazil at the top of the list of all-time World Cup winners. After failing in several editions, A Seleção is determined to make Qatar a place of revival.

In the Conmebol zone qualification, Neymar et al went without a hitch and sat proud at the top of the standings. “It’s time to go back to the final and be a champion,” said Tite, the skipper.

Argentina

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The moment Lionel Messi and Argentina lift the 2022

Remember the 2014 World Cup final? At that time, Argentina met Germany in the final. The Argentineans prayed endlessly with one hope: La Albiceleste emerged as champions.

Unfortunately, Argentina lost 0-1. The dream to repeat the success in the previous two editions, 1978 and 1986, has been dashed.

Lionel Messi is the most highlighted figure behind the failure of Team Tango. But now, Messi et al are ready to fight it out for the prestigious trophy. “As long as there is Messi, we are candidates for champions. We have the best players of all time,” said Juan Roman Riquelme, related to Lionel Scaloni’s fleet chance in Qatar, reported by TyC.

Two Groups of Hell in the 2022 World Cup Costa Rica

Two Groups of Hell in the 2022 World Cup

Two Groups of Hell in the 2022 World Cup

Two Groups of Hell in the 2022 World Cup

The draw for the 2022 World Cup gave rise to two hellish groups that brought together strong countries who were ready to finish off each other in order to qualify from the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group Phase.

Spain and Germany will fight each other to get perfect points, the duel between the two will be even more interesting with the presence of the Asian giant, Japan.

It doesn’t stop there, the fight for a ticket to the next round in Group E is arguably getting hotter by waiting for the winner of the intercontinental playoffs.

The duel brings together Costa Rica and New Zealand, interestingly this group will add to the record of meeting Spain and Germany.

Of the four meetings at the World Cup, Germany managed to win the first two meetings and draw once in the third meeting.

Meanwhile, the Matador Country managed to record a victory in the last meeting, to be precise in the semifinals of the 2010 World Cup through one goal from Charles Puyol.

The next 2022 World Cup hell group is Group H which contains Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay and South Korea.

Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands

Group B: England, Iran, USA, Wales/Scotland/Ukraine

At that time Luis Suarez’s controversial action made Ghana have to give up its dream of advancing to the semifinals, after failing in a penalty shootout.

Unfortunately for Qatar as the host of this edition of the World Cup, the fact that one group with the Netherlands and Senegal are in Group A must be accepted.

 

List of Teams Qualifying for the 2022 World Cup and Final Round Draw Schedule Euro

List of Teams Qualify for the 2022 World Cup…

List of Teams Qualify for the 2022 World Cup and Final Round Draw Schedule

List of Teams Qualifying for the 2022 World Cup and Final Round Draw Schedule

The series of teams qualify matches for the 2022 World Cup this week have ended. The next schedule will take place next week, on March 29, 2022. There are only a few months left before Football’s biggest match event is the FIFA World Cup. In 2022 the Qatar Edition of the World Cup will be the first tournament to be hosted in the Middle East. And also the first time held at the end of the calendar year in November and December.

What is the total number of teams participating in World Cup Finals 2022?

The World Cup 2022 event in Qatar will feature 32 teams. This number will change when the pitch is expanded to 48 teams which will be held for the upcoming 2026 World Cup. FIFA World Cup Men’s football has featured 32 teams in the last six editions since the 1998 World Cup in France.

As the host country for this grand event, Qatar has received a special ticket in this tournament. Furthermore, there will be 31 other countries that will compete for tickets to the world’s biggest soccer final through regional qualifiers. Previously it had been determined in advance how many countries would qualify from each region consisting of:

  1. Africa (CAF): 5
  2. Asia (AFC): 4 (plus 1 playoff qualifier)
  3. Europe (UEFA): 13
  4. North/Central America & Caribbean (CONCACAF): 3 (plus 1 playoff qualifier)
  5. Oceania (OFC): 1 playoff qualifier
  6. South America (CONMEBOL): 4 (plus 1 qualifying playoff)
  7. Two intercontinental playoffs played in June 2022
  8. Featuring one country from each of four different regions, will determine the final two qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup: Asia vs. South
  9. America, and North America vs. Oceania.

The location for the European World Cup Football Event will also be determined in June. The Wales team will host guests from either Scotland or Ukraine in the single-elimination playoff final. Both matches will be played on month of June. Because Ukraine requested that the match be moved during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

List of Finalist Countries Participating in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Furthermore, of the 32 tickets up for grabs. Currently, 20 have been distributed to regional qualifier winners. One ticket has been handed over to Qatar as the host. The remaining 19 tickets will also be distributed through the next qualifying round in June 2022. The following is a list of countries that have qualified for the Qatar 2022 World Cup final qualifying round, including:

European Zone

  • German
  • Denmark
  • French
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Spanish
  • Serbia
  • English
  • Switzerland
  • Dutch

South America Zone

  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Ecuador
  • Uruguay

North/Central America & Caribbean (CONCACAF) Zone

  • Canada
  • Asian Zone
  • Iran
  • South Korea
  • Japan
  • Saudi Arabia

Finalist Ticket Distribution Process For 2022 World Cup Confederation

Since its inception, the world football organization (FIFA) has set ticket quotas for each confederation zone around the world in the Grand Match of the World Cup. The allocation is exactly the same as the previous World Cup event.

Here are the details:

  • Asia (AFC): 4 (could be 5, depending on playoff result)
  • Africa (CAF): 5
  • Central and North America (CONCACAF): 4 (could be 5, depending on playoff result)
  • Latin America (CONMEBOL): 4 (could be 5, depending on playoff result)
  • Oceania (OFC): 0 (could be 1, depending on playoff result)
  • Europe: 13
  • Host: 1.

Next Teams Qualify Schedule

The 2022 World Cup teams qualifying schedule will take place in a marathon this week. Some zones have had their last match, while in the European zone there are still games pending because Ukraine asked for a postponement. There are still 12 tickets for the final round that will be up for grabs.

World Cup Draw

The draw for the 2022 World Cup finals will take place April 1, 2022. The draw for the World Cup Final this time will be much different than before. This time, not all participant slots will be filled and only 29 slots are available from the 32 qualified teams.