This month marks the ending of both World Cup Qualifiers as well as the super-vital Confederations Cup, and after a lot of last-moment dramas (Argentina finding a place in the World Cup after Messi’s magical hat-trick), the final teams are now decided and set to compete for the World Cup in 2018 in Russia. Here are the top three contenders for the world cup.
The defending champions will look forward to win the 2nd in a row after Joachim Low’s side displayed amazing performance in the qualifiers, winning 10 in 10 matches. The Germans have also reached the semi-finals or higher in the last six major tournaments. Besides, the team also has World Cup winners in the lights of Neuer, Hummels, Boateng, Ozil, Kroos, Muller and Khedira. This time, with the many youngsters in the side, the team will go for a fresh approach and hopefully secure the prestigious cup.
Lately, France has redefined the meaning of consistency, something that wasn’t their forte years back. The team looks fierce and dangerous in the likes of Pogba, Griezmann, Kanté—three of the current top 10 players in the world. If you get a chance to see their attack players, you will find Mbappe, Lemar, Giroud and Lacazzatte, which will sure to give defenders nightmares. The team will try to compensate for their loss in the finals of Europe Cup in World Cup 2018.
A Neymar-less Brazil team had a disappointing Copa America in 2016 after being eliminated in the Group Stage itself, but since then the team has come a long way. Under the guidance of Tite as coach, the team has improved drastically. In the presence of starlet Neymar and Jesus, the team looks fierce upfront and will look to carry the legacy of Brazil Football to World cup next year.