Before the start of the FIFA World Cup 2022, teams like Brazil, England and Argentina are considered strong contenders to win the title, but teams like Uruguay cannot be underestimated. Every time in the FIFA World Cup, many teams surprise everyone with their performance. At the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Russia won two matches in their group and were knocked out by Spain in the round of top 16 teams. The team lost in the penalty shoot-out in the quarter-finals. This time also many teams can reverse. Among these, the name of Uruguay is at the top.
Making it to the FIFA World Cup 2022 was not easy for two-time champions Uruguay. In 2021, this team lost its last four matches. After this, it was becoming difficult for Uruguay to make a place in the FIFA World Cup, but this team surprised everyone by making a great comeback. In 2022, this team has been invincible so far and has made it to the FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar.
This South American team has a great mix of youth and experienced players. The Uruguayan team boasts of veteran players like Diego Godin, Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani who can turn matches against any team on their day. Also in this team are players like Fede Valverde, Rodrigo Bentancur and Matias Vesino, who will not be easy for any team to overcome. Darwin Nunez makes this strong team more dangerous. If Uruguay players can find their rhythm in the field, then this team in Group H can upset the likes of Portugal, South Korea and Ghana in the round of top 16 teams.
Sadio Mane, the veteran player of this team, is injured, he has hurt his right leg and he will not be able to play the first few matches of the tournament. However, even in his absence, there are many players in this team, who can become a threat to the opposition teams in the group. The US champions could pose a threat to hosts Qatar, Ecuador and the Netherlands in their group. Senegal is a very strong team even without Sadia Mane. The team’s goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, defender Kalidou Koulibaly and Idrissa Gana Gueye can do wonders in the midfield. Ismaila Sarr, Boleye Dia and Bamba Dieng are capable of breaking through any team’s defense and scoring goals.
Senegal is not a team that scores easily, but this team is very disciplined and capable of causing big upsets.
Serbia made it to the FIFA World Cup 2022 with a very modest performance, but after that the team came into rhythm and surprised everyone by defeating Portugal in Lisbon. Serbia is one of the favorites to win the title in Group G along with Brazil, Switzerland and Cameroon. This team is very aggressive and can prove to be dangerous for the opposition teams.
Aleksandar Mitrovic is back in action for Serbia. Dusan Vlahovic may not have done much in 2018, but he has done exceptionally well in the last few seasons and will be the focus of all eyes in this World Cup. Luka Jovic can be used as a super sub if the team has a forward injured or does not look in rhythm in a match.
In the midfield, Dusan is playing excellent as always and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic provides further strength to the team. Filip Kostic is playing brilliantly on the left and Mitrovic and Vlahovic can take advantage of this to score. If the Serbian team shows even a little good game in its defense, then it can be heavy on the opposition team.