Defending World Cup Champion, Will France Continue Myth of Curse in 2022 Qatar?
France has the status of defending champion at the Qatar 2022 World Cup, because France was the champion of the previous edition of the World Cup, in 2018.
Every edition of the World Cup, including the Qatar 2022 World Cup, always presents an interesting story in it.
Not yet held, the Qatar 2022 World Cup has given birth to many interesting stories, one of which is the failure of several major countries to qualify for the World Cup.
The myth of the curse has occurred since the 1998 World Cup, when France was the champion.
France, who won the 1998 World Cup, automatically holds the defending title at the next World Cup, the 2002 World Cup.
After that, the myth of the reigning champion’s curse continues to this day.
Italy, who won the 2006 World Cup, had to crumble as badly as they could at the 2010 World Cup.
After that, it was Germany’s turn to win the 2014 World Cup, also devastated at the 2018 World Cup.
Then the 2018 World Cup winner, France, will they continue the curse myth at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar?
Previously France experienced the curse of the reigning champion. France, who at that time won the 1998 World Cup, had to be destroyed in the 2002 World Cup.
The mystery of the Curse made the defending champion fail in the next competition, proven at least during the last 3 World Cup events.
Zinedine Zidane’s CS squad felt that way when his team couldn’t do much in the group phase. Roosters surprisingly lost to Senegal 1-0 in the opener.
Of course, the story and dark moments that France wants to avoid at the 2022 World Cup later. Especially now that France has a team that is qualified and star-studded as well. Starting from Kylian Mbappe, Karim Benzema, Paul Pogba, Raphaël Varane, N’golo Kante and Griezmann.
Meanwhile, the UAE, Australia, and Peru, even though they lack star players, one of them could be a dark horse.
Then France will meet Denmark on Saturday (26/3/2022), then meet Tunisia on Wednesday (30/11/2022).