One of the most authoritative voices talking about the World Cup is Carles Puyol, who won the tournament with Spain at the 2010 edition of South Africa. With Qatar 2022 in sight, the legendary defender offered his predictions in which Lionel Messi and Neymar did not come out very well.
Memories of the FIFA World Cup are indelible, especially if you have not only had the right to play it but to win it, as happened to Charles Puyol, who took the time to share his Qatar 2022 predictions, based on experience as a player and legend for the Spanish national team.
Puyol said he expected things to improve in the upcoming FIFA World Cup, as it would be extraordinary, very different as it would be the first time the tournament had been played at the end of the calendar year and not in the months of May, June, and July.
“The next World Cup will be a special one because it is another time, it does not end the season, so we will see how the players come,” he told the media before revealing which National Teams he considered as favorites to win Qatar 2022.
Carles Puyol’s candidates to be crowned at Qatar 2022
Asked which teams he considered as the natural players to win the Qatar 2022 World Cup, Carles Puyol made his predictions in which he did not favor his Argentine counterparts Lionel Messi and Brazil’s Neymar Jr. but admired two of the world’s youngest talents. Soccer players such as Kylian Mbappé from France and the national team Pedri.
“For me, the biggest favorite is France because they have a lot of players, a lot of talent, they are a perfect team, they are already champions and know the way. Then there are other teams like Spain. I think they can play a big role, but I don’t give them the title for younger, higher level players, more nervous and more experienced who can help, ”said FC Barcelona.
How will Lionel Messi and Argentina and Neymar do for Brazil in Qatar 2022?
If anyone knows for sure that both Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr. what they can do, is Carles Puyol, who was a partner in a brilliant era in the history of FC Barcelona. The former Spain captain gave his prediction of Ney and Lio at the upcoming FIFA World Cup, which he sees as the third and fourth contenders to win the tournament.
“(Brazil) It has always been Brazil with the best players, and Argentina has grown a lot as a national team, very close to winning trophies over the years, like last summer when it managed to win the Copa America and is now the Finalissima against Italy,” said Puyol.