With most teams having played their final matches before the tournament in Qatar, who appear most likely to lift the trophy?
It is three years since Brazil lost to anybody other than Argentina, a forward line of Neymar, Richarlison, Vinícius Júnior and Raphinha potent enough that Gabriel Jesus was left out of the recent friendly wins over Ghana and Tunisia. One defeat in 29 is an exceptional record; the only doubt is that they haven’t played a European team since losing to Belgium at the last World Cup. JW
Written by Jonathan Wilson, Ed Aarons and Nick Ames
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/sep/28/world-cup-2022-power-rankings-32-team-two-months-to-go-qatar under the title “World Cup 2022 power rankings: how the 32 look with two months to go”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.