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Biggest Stories Heading Into 2022 World Cup

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Biggest Stories Heading Into 2022 World Cup
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Biggest Stories Heading Into 2022 World Cup!

The start of the 2022 World Cup is just days away, which means that anticipation around the world is at an all-time high. It promises to be one of the most memorable editions of the competition in history for a number of reasons, but like every tournament, there will be narratives to follow throughout the competition.

The best World Cup betting sites have already offered prices for the tournament for the previous four years, with Brazil heading the betting for the majority of the time. However, what will be some of the biggest stories to following during the World Cup this year?

Impact Of Winter World Cup

Headlines were made when it was revealed that Qatar would be hosting the 2022 World Cup, with the majority of those being negative. The choice also meant that the World Cup was shifted from its original start date in the summer, with this year’s event being the first to be played in the winter. However, this move has led to backlash from a number of elite figures, with many claiming that it doesn’t take into account the welfare of players.

Those voices have become louder over the previous month, with a number of world class players picking up short term injuries ruling them out of the World Cup. Some of the stars missing from the competition this year will include Reece James, Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante. Many also expect injuries to be a common trend throughout the competition in Qatar.

History Beckons

There will be historic moments for a number of national teams at the World Cup this year, with some nations involved making their return to the grandest stage after a long absence. Qatar will undeniably be one of the biggest stories, as the national team will compete at the World Cup for the first time ever, and they open their campaign on the opening night against Ecuador.

Meanwhile, Wales will be playing in the World Cup for just the second time in their history, as their qualification means a first appearance since reaching the quarterfinals in 1958. Canada will also be playing at the World Cup for just the second time in their history, and they will be looking for a first goal, as well as a first win in the competition in Group F.

Who’s The GOAT?

The biggest story heading into the World Cup this year will focus on two of the greatest players that we have ever seen. This will be the final chance for both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to win the illustrious tournament, as they near the ends of their career. Many believe that the true GOAT will be crowned in Qatar, should one of the legends get their hands on the famous trophy.

Argentina certainly look the better value out of the two nations, as they are closing in on Italy’s world record unbeaten run of 37 games. The nation certainly couldn’t come into the World Cup in better form, as they have gone 35 games without defeat, which also coincided with their victory in the Copa America last summer. In truth, Argentina should face few issues in navigating their way through Group C, but the biggest tests will come in the knockout round.

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