The 2022 World Cup is a globally awaited sporting event. But also is an excellent opportunity to see some emerging football talent.
It’s hard to predict who will be on top at the moment, but we can take a look around the world of football and make some educated guesses as to who might be worth watching in Qatar and betting on, so you can be ready to set up for a boost during 2022.
Thus, we have looked at different leagues worldwide, namely England, Germany and Spain. We have found 5 players each who we think will make the headlines when it comes time for Qatar.
Joao Felix – Portugal
João Félix Sequeira is a Portuguese footballer who stands out for his versatility and creativity, as he can play as a winger or attacking midfielder. He currently plays as a striker for the La Liga club Atlético de Madrid, and in the World Cup, we will see him as part of the Portugal national team.
Félix began his career at Benfica in 2015. After spending two seasons on the reserve team, he was promoted to the first team in 2018. He debuted in the Primeira Liga on August 18, 2018, at 19. In November 2018, he became the youngest player to score a hat-trick in Champions League history when he scored three goals against CSKA Moscow.
Ansu Fati – Spain
Originally from Guinea-Bissau, Ansu Fati currently plays as a forward for La Liga club Barcelona and the Spain national team and is an up-and-coming player to watch out for during the 2022 World Cup.
With his speed and energy, he’s expected to impact the team’s attack.
This year has been a breakout one for him—he scored 14 goals in 19 appearances in all competitions.
Renan Lodi – Brazil
Renan Lodi is a Brazilian who plays as a left-back for the Spanish club Atlético Madrid and the Brazil national team.
Lodi started his career at Corinthians, where he won two Campeonato Paulista titles, and a Copa do Brasil. He has also played for Udinese and Napoli, winning consecutive Coppa Italia titles with both clubs.
He won the Copa América in 2019 with Brazil, their first title since 2007, and was included in the tournament team.
Lodi made his debut for Brazil in September 2018 against Bolivia in the 2019 Copa América.
Kai Havertz – Germany
Kai Havertz plays as an attacking midfielder for Premier League club Chelsea and the Germany national team.
Havertz was born in Monchengladbach and joined Schalke’s youth academy in 2011, making his professional debut in 2018. He subsequently signed for Bayer Leverkusen and established himself as a key player, and helped them win the DFB-Pokal and finish second in the Bundesliga. In January 2019, he moved to Premier League club Chelsea for €70 million and was handed the number 10 shirt.
Trent Alexander-Arnold – England
England’s Trent Alexander-Arnold is one of the most exciting young players in the world right now. He’s an English professional footballer who performs as a right-back for Premier League club Liverpool and the England national team.
Known for his range of passing and providing assists, he is regarded as one of the best right-backs in world football.
The 20-year-old has made over 60 appearances for Liverpool since making his debut in 2017, helping them win the Champions League last season. His impressive performances have been rewarded with regular call-ups to England’s international squad, where he has helped them qualify for next year’s World Cup in Qatar.
Who do you think will be the 2022 World Cup’s favourite player?
Betting on football is a lot of fun, and with the 2022 World Cup scheduled to be played in Qatar, it’s a fascinating prospect. Who will ever forget the final match between Germany vs Argentina in 2014, or when France finally won their first World Cup in 1998 – these were two games that were emblazoned into the minds of many. Undoubtedly, there will be more dramatic matches to look forward to during the 2022 tournament. This list contains some of those star players who you should look out for, keeping an eye on them to see which ones rise to the top!