The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be held in Qatar this year.
With the draw already completed as Wales, Costa Rica, and Australia became the last three teams to qualify for the 2022 World Cup after securing their tickets earlier this month, football fans around the globe are gearing up for what could be the biggest tournament in history.
The world’s best footballers will all be hoping to go home with a medal around their necks when the final whistle blows in Doha, but only one team can lift that trophy and become world champions. This will naturally lead to a number of people wanting to place sports bets on the action, with a number of sites now accessible through your PayPal account. This will only help to enhance their overall experience.
This year’s competition will be rather special for the Wales national team, as it saw Wales qualify for the FIFA World Cup for the first time since 1958 after defeating Ukraine in their final qualifying match.
What are Wales’ chances of doing well at the World Cup?
It will undoubtedly give England and Wales confidence to have been drawn alongside Iran and the USA in Group B. However, they will not be as eager to play on the tournament’s opening day. That means their first game will occur just eight days after several Premier League players have been involved in league action.
According to experts, England is most likely to top Group B. The competition for second place will be between the United States and Wales. Most fans believe that considering the presence of Gareth Bale, Wales has a solid chance of defeating the United States. Wales is expected to finish second in Group B, qualifying for the round of 16.
If Wales finishes second in their group, they will play the first-place team from Group A, one of Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, or the Netherlands. On the other hand, pundits predict that the Netherlands should top Group A. With their roster of raw talent, it seems like an attainable dream.
Wales could look to repeat successes of 1958
Assuming they make it past the group stages, Wales would hope to repeat the success of the 1958 World Cup; in which they qualified for the quarterfinals.
If Wales is going to make it past the first round of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, they’ll need to defeat either Netherlands or Senegal – the top position holder of Group A.
The round of 16 represents a critical juncture for Wales. While they are ranked #20 in the FIFA world rankings, their competition is much more complex than that number would suggest. As expected, they will be up against stronger teams like Netherlands and Senegal in the round of 16.
Experts do not give many chances of winning to Wales because the Netherlands and Senegal – the brightest team in Africa this year – are both ranked higher than Wales in the FIFA world ranking.
To close out this article, we can say that Wales will have its most challenging competition in Group B. To make it past the first round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, they will have to play their A-game to beat a very talented USA team.
If they can win that match, the experts predict they will have a high probability of making it out of the group stages. The most probable outcome is that they will finish second in their group, enter the round of 16 and play against Senegal or Netherlands. Experts would likely believe that the Wales team’s entry into the round of 16 will be a significant accomplishment.