Can Ronaldo win the Gold Cup in the 2022 World Cup? Group G is led by Nemaru~
Can Ronaldo win the Gold Cup in the 2022 World Cup? The 2022 World Cup finals will be held in Qatar. This is also the first time in 20 years that the World Cup finals will be held in Asia once again. 32 teams will do their best to compete for the World Cup Gold Cup, so which teams have any hope of winning the World Cup?
When it comes to the candidate teams for the World Cup, among the teams that have never won the World Cup, Portugal with Ronaldo should be a team that cannot be nursed.
There is a saying in China that "there is an old family, if there is a treasure", then, for the current Portuguese team, there are "two old people" in the family, one is "old coach" Santos, and the other is "veteran" Ronaldo.
Let's talk about "Old Coach" Santos. Since he became the head coach of the Portugal national team in September 2014, he first led the under-appreciated Portugal team to stumble in 2016, and finally won the European Cup, which is also Portugal. The team won the Intercontinental Championship for the first time, which was a goal that the "Portuguese Golden Generation" with Figo and Ruicosta did not achieve. Since then, he has led Portugal to the first UEFA Nations League title in 2019.
For the old coach Santos, the most interesting thing about him is the use of Ronaldo. He achieved "care and care" and used Ronaldo on the "blade".
Let's talk about "veteran" Ronaldo, who was born in 1985 and is already 37 years old. However, Ronaldo, who is not satisfied with their old age, is still "hunger and thirsty" for various honors. For him, 2022 is the most important year. The match should be the Qatar World Cup finals, right? After all, this should be the last time he will participate in the World Cup finals, and the trophy to winning his first World Cup championship is here.
I wonder if Ronaldo has already started to prepare for this?
Finally, let's talk about the Portuguese team's lineup. Generally speaking, the forward is strong, the midfield defensive ability is weak, the core of the back line is somewhat aging, and the goalkeeper's ability is not outstanding. With the comprehensive strength of the Portuguese team, the best way to go as far as possible is to implement Santos' "pragmatic" counterattack tactics and make up for the lack of personal ability through the overall defense.
In the end, Portugal's chances of winning the title should be slim.
In this article, let's learn about Group G
In Group G, in addition to the outstanding strength of Brazil, which is currently ranked first in the world, Serbia and Switzerland are close in strength, and the competition for second place in the group is bound to be extremely fierce. Cameroon seems to be weaker, but it also has the opportunity to become a dark horse in this group. The four teams played very well in the qualifiers, and they all directly advanced to the Qatar World Cup finals through qualifiers on all continents.
It is worth noting that Brazil, Switzerland, and Serbia were all placed in Group E in the 2018 World Cup. In the last World Cup, Brazil and Switzerland advanced to the knockout stage with the top two in the group, while Cameroon was not in the group. He broke through in the qualifiers of the last World Cup and missed the finals.
Brazil was eliminated by Belgium in the quarter-finals of the last World Cup and stopped in the quarter-finals; while the Swiss team lost to Sweden and missed the quarter-finals.
Next, let's take a look at the core players of each team in Group G and their progress.
1. The Cameroon team, with a total worth of 114 million euros, is ranked 38th in the world
Top card: Choupo-Moting
The 33-year-old Choupomoting is a striker on the field. Although he mainly played a substitute role in Bayern Munich last season, he is still one of the cores of the Cameroon national team in the World Cup qualifiers. Last season, Choupo-Moting played 26 times for Bayern, of which only 2 starts, with 9 goals and 5 assists. The efficient performance helped the team win the Bundesliga championship and the German Super Cup.
Born in Germany, Choupomoting is not a native Cameroonian. His mother is German and his father is a Cameroonian immigrant. Choupomoting, who grew up in the youth training of the German Hamburg Club, was selected for the club's first team at the age of 18. After that, His career was not smooth. He traveled to Nuremberg, Mainz, and Schalke 04. After joining Schalke 04 in 2014, he gained a firm foothold and played for three seasons. In the summer of 2017, he made a free transfer to the Premier League Stoke. City, the performance in the Premier League was not convincing. After leaving a mediocre statistic of 5 goals and 5 assists in one season, he freely transferred to Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 and joined after two Ligue 1 championship seasons. Bayern. At present, he has played a total of 58 times for Bayern, scoring 18 goals and 6 assists, helping Bayern win 2 Bundesliga championships.
Coupon Moting once played for the German U19-U21 youth team, but in the face of a talented German striker, Choupo Moting finally chose to play for the Cameroon national team and participated in two World Cups in 2010 and 2014. Cup, but did not score. So far, he has played 68 times for the Cameroon national team, with 18 goals and 4 assists.
Coupon-Moting, who is 191cm tall, mainly plays as a center forward, but can also play as a left winger or a shadow forward. At present, the latest value of a German transfer is 3 million euros, which is not the most valuable player in Cameroon, but from the experience of Choupo Moting and the role of the national team, it is still the core of this African lion.
Road to promotion:
Cameroon's road to the World Cup is very valuable. They first accumulated 15 points in Group D of the second stage of the African qualifiers with 5 wins and 1 loss, leading the star-studded Ivory Coast team by 2 points and winning first place in the group. Thrilling advance to the third stage of the game, Cameroon and Ivory Coast the two rounds of direct dialogue to win each of the two rounds of direct dialogue, but Ivory Coast was unexpectedly tied by the fish belly Mozambique on the road, missed the cut.
In the subsequent third stage of the game, they encountered the Algeria team led by Manchester City star Mahrez. Cameroon first lost 0-1 at home in the first round, but defeated the opponent 2-1 in the second round away game (in the second round, Choupo Moting opened the scoring, and the total score of the two sides entered extra time 1-1, Algeria scored a goal to overtake the score in 117 minutes of extra time, Cameroon's Lyon striker Ekambi made countdown lore in the last minute of stoppage time ), in the end, the two sides drew 2-2 on aggregate, and Cameroon advanced to the World Cup thrillingly with the advantage of more away goals.
Cameroon scored 12 goals and conceded 3 goals in the second stage of the qualifiers. The defensive end was better than the offensive end. Coupon Moting and Ekambi each scored 3 goals, tied for the most on the team. A top scorer, especially in the face of Algeria who scored 25 goals in the second stage, excellent defense is the key to the team's promotion.
Cameroon has participated in the World Cup finals 7 times in its history. It only qualified for the 1990 World Cup in Italy and won 8th place. Europe's top five leagues, but the overall lineup is not outstanding, and the players need to continue their excellent defensive performance to make a difference.
other key players
Ekambi (forward, Lyon), Abubakar (forward, Riyadh Victory in Saudi Arabia), Onana (goalkeeper, just made a free transfer from Ajax to Inter Milan this summer), Anguiza (center) Field, Naples), Hong-Ima (Midfielder, Verona), Ncham (Midfielder, Swansea), Ngadjou (Defender, Ghent, Belgium), Tolo (Defender, American Professional) United Seattle Sounders)
2. Serbia, with a total worth of 375 million euros, is ranked 25th in the world
Top card: Vlahovic
Juventus striker Vlahovic, who is only 22 years old this year, is a representative of the new generation of young talents in Serbia. He transferred from Florence to Juventus at a high price of 81.6 million euros in the winter transfer window last season. Lily and Bianconeri played 24 times and 21 times respectively, scoring a total of 29 goals and 3 assists. Among them, they scored a total of 24 goals in the Serie A last season, only 3 behind the Golden Boot Immobile. Ball ranked second in the scorer list.
Vlahovic, who made his career in the youth training of the Serbian domestic giant Belgrade Partizan, entered the club's first team at the age of 16. After playing for the Belgrade first team for 2 years, he moved to Floren for 3.2 million euros. In 108 games played in Florence, he scored 49 goals and had 8 assists.
Although Vlahovic is 190cm tall, he has the physical qualities of an excellent center, but also has a very good ball control ability and speed, and has gradually grown into one of the best center players in Serie A.
Vlahovic made his debut for the national team in November 2020. So far, he has played 14 times for the national team and scored 7 goals. He scored 6 goals in the European qualifiers for this World Cup. He is on the Serbian team. One of the cores of the attacking line, the current German turnaround price is as high as 85 million euros, which is the most valuable player on the Serbian team.
Road to Promotion
Serbia won 6 wins and 2 draws in Group A of this World Cup qualifier with an unbeaten record of 20 points, beating the second Portuguese team by 3 points and advancing to the first place in the group, scoring a total of 18 points in the group stage. 1 goal, which is the most goals scored in the group, but the number of goals conceded has reached 9, 3 goals more than the Portuguese team who conceded the least goals in the group. In the two rounds, they faced Portugal with 1 win and 1 draw. Serbia can be The key to directly qualifying for the World Cup finals.
The Serbian national team has been in the World Cup finals 12 times (1930 to 2002 for Yugoslavia, 2003 to June 2006 for Serbia and Montenegro, and then for Serbia), the best result is 4th, but in the most recent In the three World Cups he participated in, he failed to break out of the group stage.
In recent years, the Serbian team has ushered in a blowout of talent. At present, the players in the midfield and frontcourt belong to the forefront of Europe, but the back line is relatively weak. The current coach of the team is the former coach of the Chinese Super League Guangzhou R&F Team Stojkovi Qi, this is also his first time coaching the national team, and also the first time he has participated in the World Cup. He is relatively inexperienced in competitions.
In this World Cup, Serbia may have a youth storm. Whether the midfield and frontcourt players can play wonderful offensive football is the key to whether they can break through the group. In the last World Cup, they both lost to Switzerland and Brazil. The Serbian team that came out had the opportunity to be embarrassed.
Other key players:
Mitrovic (forward, Fulham), Jovic (forward, Florence), Tadic (forward, Ajax), Milinkovic (midfielder, Lazio), Kostic (Midfielder, Frankfurt), Lukic (Midfielder, Turin), Goodley (Midfielder, Sevilla), Maximovic (Midfielder, Getafe), Milenkovic (Defender, Florence), Pavlovic (Defender, Red Bull Salzburg, Austria), Vilikovic (Defender, Werder Bremen), Rajkovic (Goalkeeper, Reims) )
3. The Swiss team, with a total worth of 255 million euros, is ranked 16th in the world
Top card: Shaqiri
Shaqiri, who is now 30 years old, is a versatile midfielder. He can play on the wing or in the middle of midfield and is better at the right midfielder position. After leaving Liverpool last summer to join Lyon, he only played for half a season in Ligue 1. Leaving Europe to join the MLS team Chicago Fire. Last season, he played 28 times in Ligue 1 and the MLS, with 5 goals and 5 assists.
"Swiss Messi" debuted in the youth training of the Swiss giant Basel. He entered the first team at the age of 17. After becoming famous in Basel, he landed in the five major leagues in the summer of 2012. At that time, the Bundesliga giant spent 11.8 million euros to buy it. Shaqiri during the Bayern era showed his strength, but he did not become the absolute main force of the team. After that, he moved to Inter Milan and Stoke City. Stoke City is the team with the most appearances after Shaqiri left Basel. , But Shaqiri's career has to be said to be very successful, he has won 2 Champions League titles, 1 Premier League title and 3 Bundesliga titles, a total of 18 championship trophies, and two consecutive trophies from 2011 to 2012. Won the Swiss Player of the Year.
Shaqiri's style of play is very ornamental, especially his combination of man and ball at high speed and his desperate temperament is loved by many fans. He also has a very good free kick shooting and passing ability. In this World Cup In the European qualifiers, Shaqiri scored 1 goal and had 4 assists, making him the assists leader on the team. At present, Shaqiri's German turnaround price is 7 million euros, which is not the most valuable player on the team, but at present, Shaqiri's role in the national team's midfield has not been replaced.
Road to Promotion
The Swiss team accumulated 18 points in Group C with 5 wins and 3 draws in the European qualifiers of this World Cup. The second Italian team was 2 points ahead and directly advanced to the first group, and both matches with Italy in the two rounds. The draw ended, and 15 goals were scored in the qualifiers, the most in the group, only 2 goals were conceded, tied with the Italian team for the fewest goals, 6 clean sheets in 8 games, and the defensive performance was very good.
Compared with the luxurious frontcourt of the Serbian team, the Swiss team is just the opposite. Switzerland appears to be more confident on the defensive end, but the team's strike line is slightly weak. The team's main center Embolo only scored 3 goals in the qualifiers. Only 9 goals were scored in the Bundesliga last season. The team's main winger Steffen did not score in the Bundesliga last season, while another important attacker Seferovic lost even more in the Portuguese Super League Benfica. To his main position, only 3 goals were scored. And experience is the advantage of this Swiss team. Nearly half of the players in the main lineup are around 30 years old and have rich experience in competitions. Most of the players participated in the last World Cup, but the 47-year-old coach Yakin is coaching for the first time. The national team participated in the World Cup for the first time. At the same time, many young talents in their early 20s have emerged. The overall age structure is relatively reasonable, especially since the players on the defensive end are more capable.
Switzerland has participated in the World Cup finals 9 times in history, only 2 times failed to qualify for the group, the best result is the top 8, and the last two World Cups have been shortlisted for the main game and successfully qualified for the group, but they all stopped at ten. Top six.
It is not easy for the Swiss team to reproduce the 1 win and 1 draw against Serbia and Brazil in the last World Cup and qualify for the group. The defensive end players led by Xhaka are a more important guarantee for the Swiss team. The match against Serbia in the group stage will be crucial.
Other key players:
Xhaka (Midfielder, Arsenal), Zakaria (Midfielder, Juventus), Akanji (Defender, Borussia Dortmund), Sow (Midfielder, Eintracht Frankfurt), Froyle (Midfielder, Atalanta) ), Widmer (back, Mainz), R-Rodriguez (back, Torino), Fabian Scher (back, Newcastle United), Sommer (goalkeeper, Borussia), Ember Lo (forward, Monaco), Okafor (forward, Red Bull Salzburg, Austria)
4. Brazil, with a total worth of 1.01 billion euros, the latest world ranking first
Top card: Nemaru
Before you know it, Neymar is also 30 years old. Last season, Neymar played 28 times for Paris, including 27 starts, scoring 13 goals and 8 assists. Last season was after Neymar landed in European football. In the season with the fewest goals for the club, he helped the team win the Ligue 1 championship and stopped in the round of 16 in the Champions League.
Needless to say, Neymaru's story seems to be getting further and further away from the Ballon d'Or after leaving Barcelona for a world record 222 million euros transfer fee in 2017. The Cup will be a very important opportunity for Nemaru.
At present, Nemaru has won 25 club championship trophies including 1 Champions League, 4 Ligue 1 titles, and 2 La Liga titles, as well as 1 Olympic gold medal and 1 Puskas Award. There is still a lack of honors in the room. A Copa America title (Brazil won the Copa America in 2019, but Nemaru was not included in the squad due to injury) and a World Cup title, plus the honor of World Footballer. In terms of data, Nemaru has scored more than 100 goals in Santos, Barcelona, and Paris Saint-Germain, scoring a total of 339 goals and 171 assists.
The national team, he played a total of 118 times for the Brazilian adult national team, 32 games away from Cafu, who played the most games in Brazil's history, with 74 goals and 51 assists, and 3 goals away from the Brazilian national team's historical scorer Wang Bailey. Ball, Neymar is expected to break the national team scoring record of the football king Pele this year.
Road to promotion:
The Selecao easily advanced with an unbeaten record of 14 wins and 3 draws in the South American region of the World Cup qualifiers. They scored a total of 40 goals in the qualifiers, which is the most goals scored among all teams, leading the number of goals. The second Argentina team conceded only 5 goals with 13 goals, 3 fewer goals than the Argentina team, showing strong dominance both on offense and defense. Neymar scored 8 goals and had 8 assists in the qualifying. He is the player with the most goals on the Brazilian team, ranking second in the South American qualifying scorer list and first in assists.
The Qatar World Cup is the 22nd World Cup that Brazil has participated in. Brazil is also the only team that has never missed the World Cup finals. Among them, 5 championships are also the most in history, but since the 5th championship in 2002. , the closest to the title was in the semi-finals of the 2014 World Cup on home soil (crushed 7-1 by Germany in the semi-finals).
The Brazil team in this World Cup is still full of stars, and there is no weak position. The players in each position are of the top level. In addition to the stars who have been famous for a long time, there are also emerging players like Vinicius and Rodrigo. Popular spicy chicken. Compared with the lineup that lost to Belgium in the quarter-finals of the last World Cup, Brazil has completed upgrades in multiple positions and is also one of the favorites to win this World Cup. At the time, the Brazilian team did not yet have a very reliable center forward.
Other key players:
Vinicius (forward, Real Madrid), Marquis (defender, Paris Saint-Germain), Casemiro (midfielder, Real Madrid), Fabinho (midfielder, Liverpool), Militao (Defender, Real Madrid), Alisson (Goalkeeper, Liverpool), Jesus (Forward, just moved to Arsenal from Manchester City this summer), Richarlison (Forward, Tottenham), Rafinha (Forward, Barcelona) Cylona), Fred (Midfielder, Manchester United), Paqueta (Midfielder, Lyon), Thiago Silva (Defender, Chelsea), Alex Sandro (Defender, Juventus) s) and so on.
Group G situation:
Brazil's strength in Group G is more prominent, and the strength of other teams is significantly different from it. The suspense of the first group is not big. Brazil needs to avoid injury and suspension in the group stage. The real game for Brazil should start from the knockout stage.
The competition for second place in the group is one of the most intense. From the perspective of overall strength, all three teams have a chance. Serbia has a slight advantage. In theory, the second qualifying place will be between Serbia and Switzerland. Produced, the melee of the three teams will be extremely exciting, and it is hard to say whether the two European teams can take advantage of Cameroon.