World Cup Recap


Sophia Gray

The 2022 FIFA World Cup, hosted by Qatar, has brought countries together. This anticipated tournament has millions of people across the world watching, glued to the edge of their seats.

The World Cup is a huge event that happens every four years. It brings family, friends, and countries together to celebrate and cheer on their national soccer team. Only some countries are represented, and the national teams must qualify through various tournaments before the World Cup begins. Every two years alternates between the women’s and men’s World Cup; Qatar is hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup this year.

This tournament allows 32 participating teams to qualify, starting with 8 “pools” of 4 teams. During the pool play, each team plays everyone in their group, whether that be group a, b, c, etc. Once all of The Games have finished, a ranking begins within each pool. The top two teams from each pool move on to the 16 bracket play, the winner moves on, loser goes home. Right now, the 2022 FIFA World Cup is in between 16 to 8 teams, and teams are sacrificing everything to win because, for many players, this is their last chance to win it all.

Well-known players such as Lionel Messi, who represents Argentina, Cristiano Ronaldo, who represents Portugal, and Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, who represents Brazil, are toward the end of their careers. All of these men have been an inspiration to many young soccer players across the world.

Right now, Brazil is favored to win, with their 4-1 victory against South Korea in the first knockout round. Forward Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior had an ankle injury early in the tournament, but he has been cleared to play and scored a penalty kick for Brazil today.

France also has a lot of people’s attention, potentially holding their title from the 2018 World Cup. They have many returning players from their 2018 victory, such as Kylian Mbappé, who has played an essential role in their recent victories.

Other honorable mentions that many believe will make it far in the 2022 FIF World Cup include Argentina, England, and Spain.

“From a fan standpoint as well as an amateur football fan, I’d have to go with Brazil winning the entire tournament,” said senior Madeline Maney.

“Although Messi is a notable opponent at Argentina and Ronaldo and Joao Felix have been again and again proving why they deserve to play in the World Cup, Thiago Silva leads an overall outrageously talented team: including Neymar, Vinicius Jr., Paqueta, and certainly not least Richarlison all giving their all on their goal attempts.”

“The chemistry, flair, and skill this team possesses are truly a joy to watch, whether during my calculus period or in the comfort of my own home. However, my favorite part about the Brazil team is their celebration dances.”

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