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FIFA World Cup 2022 most favourite player- Lionel Messi The Big Names in Qatar

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Fifa World Cup 2022 serves as a showcase for the world's best footballers, but Qatar 2022 promises to be a mixture of potential final appearances for a number of legendary stars as well as the emergence of an exciting new generation of talent.

Given that Cristiano Ronaldo, of Manchester United, will be 41 by the time of the 2026 World Cup, the stage is set for what is likely to be their final World Cup match.

But with Messi and Ronaldo, who are vying for their first world championships, the defending champions France will once again be led by Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain.

Qatar is building up to be a spectacular spectacle when players like Kevin De Bruyne, Neymar, Vinicius Jr., Luka Modric, Harry Kane, Pedri, and Virgil van Dijk are included.

Who will be the top names in the 2022 World Cup?

The 2022 World Cup should be no different from previous World Cups in providing a forum for emerging stars to make their mark on the international scale.

1. K. Y. Mbappe (France)

Mbappe was outstanding for France when Didier Deschamps' team won the world championship in 2018, but the PSG star has advanced to a new level in the past two years and ought to be one of the standout players for the reigning champions.

2. Lionel Messi (Argentina)

The dynamic Argentine has been showcasing his skills in a deeper role at PSG, debunking talk that Messi's abilities are dwindling. In what he has already said will be his final World Cup appearance, all eyes will be on him as he attempts to add a World Cup to his impressive haul of individual and team honours.

3. Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium)

With a star-studded lineup that has routinely failed in recent competitions, De Bruyne will be tasked with helping Belgium finally shed their "nearly men" label in Qatar. But the Manchester City player will be aiming to establish himself as the sport's best midfielder.

4. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)

Although Ronaldo had a difficult time at Manchester United, anticipation will still be high when he participates in a record-tying fifth final in Qatar, but Portugal had to earn its spot by going through the playoffs. The 2016 European champions will once again lay a lot of emphasis on Ronaldo's ability to direct their attack as they attempt to defeat North Macedonia and advance to the competition.

5. Vinícius Júnior(Brazil)

Vinicius Jr. has excelled at meeting the task of being a vital player for both Real Madrid and Brazil over the past two years despite the strain. The most lethal duo in Spanish football is his connection with Karim Benzema at Real Madrid, and his elite potential might make him one of the marquee players for Qatar 2022.

6. Kubo Takefusa (Japan)

Kubo Takefusa

Takefusa Kubo, who is just 21 years old, has already established a solid reputation for himself in La Liga, first with Barcelona and then with Real Madrid. The Japanese midfielder, who joined Real Sociedad during this year's summer transfer window (although Real still owns a 50% interest in him and has the right to bring him back to the Spanish capital until 2025), is consistently demonstrating the potential that those in Asia have always known he possessed. He'll probably play a key role for the Blue Samurai, and a historic tournament may be in store for him.

7. Van Dijk, Virgil (Netherlands)

Van Dijk has never represented his nation at a World Cup, despite consistently serving as Liverpool's defensive anchor. The Dutch are more stronger than they have been recently in defence and midfield, and like De Bruyne of the Premier League, Van Dijk will be looking to cement his reputation as one of the top players in the world at his position.

8. Neymar (Brazil) (Brazil)

The erratic Brazilian will continue to carry the weight of his nation's expectations on the grandest platform in Qatar 2022. Every time Neymar dons the uniform, a country anticipates him, and he will be driven to help the Selecao win their first global championship since 2002. Neymar has fallen short of recent expectations with PSG and injuries haven't helped, but he still serves as the centrepiece of the attack for the 2021 Copa America finalists.

9. Pedri (Spain)

The La Roja star Pedri is the most recent midfielder to come from Spain's manufacturing line, which also produced Xavi, Sergio Busquets, and Andres Iniesta. Pedri will be seeking to build on a brilliant breakout performance at Euro 2020, but there are rumors around the CampNou that he might one day surpass his Barcelona predecessors.

10.Benzema, Karim (France)

Les Bleus were eliminated from the competition in the Round of 16 as a result of Deschamps' choice to recall Karim Benzema for Euro 2020. But the seasoned forward, particularly in the Champions League, has reminded everyone of his big-game skills in 2021–2022, and he continues to be one of the world's deadliest finishers.

Qatar World Cup 2022 is when?

On Nov. 20, the World Cup's group rounds begin, with hosts Qatar kicking off the event at the Al Bayt Stadium with their opening match against Ecuador in Group A.

The final will be held at the Lusail Stadium on December 18 in the first World Cup to be held during the winter in the Northern Hemisphere.

Fifa World Cup 2022 Schedule:

  • November 20: Opening Ceremony, Group A Opener (Qatar v Ecuador)
  • December 2: Final Group Games
  • December 3-6: Round of 16
  • December 9-10: Quarterfinals
  • December 13-14: Semifinals
  • December 17: Third-Place Match
  • December 18: Final
That are the top athletes who won't be competing in Qatar in 2022?

Many more well-known athletes will have to make do with watching the action from home while Messi, Neymar, Kane, and others will be travelling to the Middle East.

Jorginho, Marco Verratti, and the rest of Italy's Euro 2020 champion teammates won't be in Qatar as a result of the team's shocking elimination by North Macedonia in the UEFA qualifiers.

Mohamed Salah will also be missing, as the Liverpool and Egypt star was unsuccessful in his competition with Senegal for a spot in the African region, which was a rematch of the 2022 AFCON final.

Other well-known athletes are also on the list of confirmed absentees, including Erling Haaland (Norway), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon), Naby Keita (Guinea), and Edin Dzeko (Bosnia), who all chose to remain at home after their nations were eliminated from their respective groups.

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