## Can AI predicts the tournament winner and golden booth for the FIFA World Cup Football Soccer 2022 in Qatar?

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# Can AI predicts the tournament winner and golden booth for the FIFA World Cup Football Soccer 2022 in Qatar?

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## Another method that can be used is known as Monte Carlo simulations. This approach involves using a computer to simulate a large number of potential outcomes for an event. For example, a computer might simulate a football match 10,000 times and keep track of how often each team wins. Based on these results, it could then generate probabilities for each team winning.

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# So who is going to win the World Cup 2022 according to AI?

1- Brazil

2- France

3- Argentina

4- Portugal

5- Belgium

Dark horses: Senegal, Germany

# 10 specific Predictions for the 2022 FIFA World Cup

• France will AVOID the World Cup winner’s curse, coming 2nd in Group D behind Denmark.
• Belgium and Uruguay crash out in the Group Stages.
• Iran advances past the Group Stages for the first time ever.
• Mexico loses to Poland, yet still advances to the Round of 16 on the tie breaker of Goal Differential, after both sides finish with 4 points apiece.
• Tunisia gets agonizingly close to the Round of 16 but falls short.
• Netherlands vs Argentina and Croatia vs Spain are the two most thrilling Matches of the Tournament.
• Serbia and Morocco make the Quarter finals.
• England doesn’t capitulate. They have a standard 2000s England showing. Quarter Final exit.
• The World almost gets an Argentina vs Portugal Final, but Messi and Ronaldo meet in the Third Place match.
• Denmark pulls a Croatia 2018 and wins all it’s Knockout Stage matches in Extra Time or Penalties to reach the Final (where they lose to Tite’s Selecao).

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# Predicting the 2022 World Cup with Machine Learning (without code) using AI and Analytics Engine – Predicting the 2022 FIFA World Cup results using classification machine learning models

Round of 16:

The USA upset the higher ranked Netherlands who topped group A without losing a game. Serbia, the lowest ranked team remaining, were also able to upset Uruguay. Argentina, Brazil, England, France and Belgium were all favorites and progressed, while Croatia was able to defeat similarly ranked Germany.

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Quarter Finals:

USA’s streak of luck ended, falling short of 3rd ranked Argentina. The top two ranked teams, Brazil and Belgium were able to defeat Croatia and Serbia respectively. Finally, cross-channel rivals England and France were ranked 4th and 5th respectively, however the French progressed to the Semi finals.

Semi Finals and Final:

The four teams consisted of teams ranked in the top five by FIFA ranking, reiterating how strongly the model considers that feature. Predictably, first ranked Brazil and second ranked Belgium, progressed to the final, where Brazil would be predicted to win.

# Who is going to win the Golden Boots?

## In recent years, AI has made great strides in pattern recognition and predictive analytics, leading many to believe that the technology could one day be used to accurately predict the outcomes of sporting events. However, there are a number of factors that make correctly predicting the FIFA World Cup winner a near impossible task for even the most advanced AI system. Let’s take a look at some of those factors.

The first factor is the sheer number of variables that need to be taken into account when trying to predict the outcome of a football match. Things like weather conditions, player fitness levels, team morale, and home-field advantage can all have a significant impact on the outcome of a game but are very difficult to quantify. Even something as seemingly simple as the quality of the pitch can have a major impact on how a game plays out.

Another factor that makes correctly predicting the FIFA World Cup winner difficult is the fact that there is no one “right” way to play football. Some teams prefer to play a possession-based style while others look to hit their opponents on the counter-attack. This variety makes it hard for AI systems to identify patterns and trends that could be used to predict results.

Finally, there is the element of luck that can often play a role in deciding football matches. A well-struck shot may take a fortuitous bounce and end up in the back of the net or a referee may make a controversial decision that changes the course of a game. While luck is not something that can be accounted for in predictive models, it can still have a major impact on results.

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# How the World Cup Works?

## The FIFA World Cup is the biggest tournament in world football. Every four years, 32 teams from across the world travel to a host nation to compete.These 32 teams are selected through each confederation’s qualification round; – 13 from Europe,– 5 from Africa, – 3 or 4* from North, Central America and the Caribbean, – 4 or 5* from Asia,– 4 or 5* from South America, – 0 or 1* from Oceania– and one spot for the hosts.*(there is an intercontinental playoff for these spots)

For the tournament, the 32 teams are split into 8 groups made up of 4 teams each.
These 4 teams play each other once. Points are awarded per result;
3 for a win, 1 for a draw and 0 for a loss.
The top 2 teams in terms of points advance to the knockout rounds*.

*(in case of a tie, there are tie breaking statistics, the most common being goal differential which is the number of goals scored minus the number of goals conceded. In a tie the team with the higher GA goes through)

The 16 teams that make it out enter a single elimination knockout round, with extra time then penalty shootouts to decide a winner, if needed.
The round of 16 is followed by Quarter Finals, Semi Finals, a third place match, and then the Final; the winner of which is crowned champion.

# Which teams have been drawn into the Group of Death for Qatar 2022?

## This group is headlined by two traditional powerhouses in Netherlands and Senegal. Senegal  is led by striker Sadio Mane, who is always a threat to score. Netherland, meanwhile, will be looking to rebound after missing the 2018 World Cup. They will be led by striker Memphis Depay, midfielders Denzel Dumphries and Frenkie De Jong, who will be looking to establish themselves on the world stage. Qatar and  Ecuador round out the group and will be fighting for a spot in the knockout stage.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
GK Jasper Cillessen 22 April 1989 (age 33) 63 0  NEC
GK Justin Bijlow 22 January 1998 (age 24) 6 0  Feyenoord
GK Mark Flekken 13 June 1993 (age 29) 4 0  SC Freiburg
GK Remko Pasveer 8 November 1983 (age 39) 2 0  Ajax
GK Andries Noppert 7 April 1994 (age 28) 0 0  Heerenveen

DF Daley Blind 9 March 1990 (age 32) 94 2  Ajax
DF Stefan de Vrij 5 February 1992 (age 30) 59 3  Internazionale
DF Virgil van Dijk (captain) 8 July 1991 (age 31) 49 6  Liverpool
DF Matthijs de Ligt 12 August 1999 (age 23) 38 2  Bayern Munich
DF Denzel Dumfries 18 April 1996 (age 26) 37 5  Internazionale
DF Nathan Aké 18 February 1995 (age 27) 29 3  Manchester City
DF Jurriën Timber 17 June 2001 (age 21) 10 0  Ajax
DF Tyrell Malacia 17 September 1999 (age 23) 6 0  Manchester United
DF Devyne Rensch 18 January 2003 (age 19) 1 0  Ajax
DF Mitchel Bakker 20 June 2000 (age 22) 0 0  Bayer Leverkusen
DF Sven Botman 12 January 2000 (age 22) 0 0  Newcastle United
DF Jeremie Frimpong 10 December 2000 (age 21) 0 0  Bayer Leverkusen
DF Pascal Struijk 11 August 1999 (age 23) 0 0  Leeds United
DF Micky van de Ven 19 April 2001 (age 21) 0 0  VfL Wolfsburg

MF Frenkie de Jong 12 May 1997 (age 25) 45 1  Barcelona
MF Steven Berghuis 19 December 1991 (age 30) 39 2  Ajax
MF Davy Klaassen 21 February 1993 (age 29) 35 9  Ajax
MF Marten de Roon 29 March 1991 (age 31) 30 0  Atalanta
MF Jordy Clasie 27 June 1991 (age 31) 17 0  AZ
MF Ryan Gravenberch 16 May 2002 (age 20) 11 1  Bayern Munich
MF Teun Koopmeiners 28 February 1998 (age 24) 10 1  Atalanta
MF Guus Til 22 December 1997 (age 24) 5 1  PSV Eindhoven
MF Kenneth Taylor 16 May 2002 (age 20) 2 0  Ajax
MF Xavi Simons 21 April 2003 (age 19) 0 0  PSV Eindhoven

FW Memphis Depay 13 February 1994 (age 28) 81 42  Barcelona
FW Luuk de Jong 27 August 1990 (age 32) 38 8  PSV Eindhoven
FW Steven Bergwijn 8 October 1997 (age 25) 24 7  Ajax
FW Vincent Janssen 15 June 1994 (age 28) 20 7  Antwerp
FW Donyell Malen 19 January 1999 (age 23) 19 4  Borussia Dortmund
FW Wout Weghorst 7 August 1992 (age 30) 15 3  Beşiktaş
FW Cody Gakpo 7 May 1999 (age 23) 9 3  PSV Eindhoven
FW Arnaut Danjuma 31 January 1997 (age 25) 6 2  Villarreal
FW Noa Lang 17 June 1999 (age 23) 5 1  Club Brugge
FW Brian Brobbey 1 February 2002 (age 20) 0 0  Ajax

Coach: Aliou Cissé

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
GK Édouard Mendy 1 March 1992 (aged 30) 25 0  Chelsea
GK Alfred Gomis 5 September 1993 (aged 29) 14 0  Rennes
GK Seny Dieng 23 November 1994 (aged 27) 3 0  Queens Park Rangers

DF Kalidou Koulibaly (captain) 20 June 1991 (aged 31) 63 0  Chelsea
DF Youssouf Sabaly 5 March 1993 (aged 29) 24 0  Real Betis
DF Abdou Diallo 4 May 1996 (aged 26) 18 2  RB Leipzig
DF Fodé Ballo-Touré 3 January 1997 (aged 25) 14 0  Milan
DF Pape Abou Cissé 14 September 1995 (aged 27) 12 1  Olympiacos
DF Ismail Jakobs 17 August 1999 (aged 23) 1 0  Monaco
DF Formose Mendy 2 January 2001 (aged 21) 1 0  Amiens

MF Idrissa Gueye 26 September 1989 (aged 33) 95 7  Everton
MF Cheikhou Kouyaté 21 December 1989 (aged 32) 82 4  Nottingham Forest
MF Krépin Diatta 25 February 1999 (aged 23) 25 2  Monaco
MF Nampalys Mendy 23 June 1992 (aged 30) 18 0  Leicester City
MF Pape Gueye 24 January 1999 (aged 23) 11 0  Marseille
MF Pape Matar Sarr 14 September 2002 (aged 20) 8 0  Tottenham Hotspur
MF Moustapha Name 5 May 1995 (aged 27) 6 0  Pafos
MF Mamadou Loum 30 December 1996 (aged 25) 3 0  Reading
MF Pathé Ciss 16 March 1994 (aged 28) 1 0  Rayo Vallecano

FW Sadio Mané 10 April 1992 (aged 30) 92 34  Bayern Munich
FW Ismaïla Sarr 25 February 1998 (aged 24) 47 10  Watford
FW Famara Diédhiou 15 December 1992 (aged 29) 24 10  Alanyaspor
FW Boulaye Dia 16 November 1996 (aged 26) 18 3  Salernitana
FW Bamba Dieng 23 March 2000 (aged 22) 12 2  Marseille
FW Iliman Ndiaye 6 March 2000 (aged 22) 1 0  Sheffield United
FW Nicolas Jackson 20 June 2001 (aged 21) 0 0  Villarreal

Coach:  Gustavo Alfaro

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Hernán Galíndez 30 March 1987 (aged 35) 12 0  Aucas
2 DF Félix Torres 11 January 1997 (aged 25) 17 2  Santos Laguna
3 DF Piero Hincapié 9 January 2002 (aged 20) 21 1  Bayer Leverkusen
4 DF Robert Arboleda 22 October 1991 (aged 31) 33 2  São Paulo
5 MF José Cifuentes 12 March 1999 (aged 23) 11 0  Los Angeles FC
6 DF William Pacho 16 October 2001 (aged 21) 0 0  Antwerp
7 DF Pervis Estupiñán 21 January 1998 (aged 24) 28 3  Brighton & Hove Albion
8 MF Carlos Gruezo 19 April 1995 (aged 27) 45 1  FC Augsburg
9 MF Ayrton Preciado 17 July 1994 (aged 28) 25 3  Santos Laguna
10 MF Romario Ibarra 24 September 1994 (aged 28) 25 3  Pachuca
11 FW Michael Estrada 7 April 1996 (aged 26) 35 8  Cruz Azul
12 GK Moisés Ramírez 9 September 2000 (aged 22) 2 0  Independiente del Valle
13 FW Enner Valencia (captain) 4 November 1989 (aged 33) 74 35  Fenerbahçe
14 DF Xavier Arreaga 28 September 1994 (aged 28) 18 1  Seattle Sounders FC
15 MF Ángel Mena 21 January 1988 (aged 34) 46 7  León
16 MF Jeremy Sarmiento 16 June 2002 (aged 20) 9 0  Brighton & Hove Albion
17 DF Ángelo Preciado 18 February 1998 (aged 24) 25 0  Genk
18 DF Diego Palacios 12 July 1999 (aged 23) 12 0  Los Angeles FC
19 MF Gonzalo Plata 1 November 2000 (aged 22) 30 5  Valladolid
20 MF Sebas Méndez 26 April 1997 (aged 25) 32 0  Los Angeles FC
21 MF Alan Franco 21 August 1998 (aged 24) 25 1  Talleres
22 GK Alexander Domínguez 5 June 1987 (aged 35) 68 0  LDU Quito
23 MF Moisés Caicedo 2 November 2001 (aged 21) 25 2  Brighton & Hove Albion
24 FW Djorkaeff Reasco 18 January 1999 (aged 23) 4 0  Newell’s Old Boys
25 DF Jackson Porozo 4 August 2000 (aged 22) 5 0  Troyes
26 FW Kevin Rodríguez 4 March 2000 (aged 22) 1 0  Imbabura
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
GK Saad Al Sheeb 19 February 1990 (age 32) 75 0  Al-Sadd
GK Meshaal Barsham 14 February 1998 (age 24) 13 0  Al-Sadd
GK Yousef Hassan 24 May 1996 (age 26) 7 0  Al-Gharafa
GK Salah Zakaria 24 April 1999 (age 23) 1 0  Al-Duhail

DF Abdelkarim Hassan 28 August 1993 (age 29) 125 15  Al-Sadd
DF Boualem Khoukhi 7 September 1990 (age 32) 100 20  Al-Sadd
DF Ró-Ró 6 August 1990 (age 32) 79 1  Al-Sadd
DF Tarek Salman 5 December 1997 (age 24) 58 0  Al-Sadd
DF Bassam Al-Rawi 16 December 1997 (age 24) 53 2  Al-Duhail
DF Musab Kheder 26 September 1993 (age 29) 29 0  Al-Sadd
DF Homam Ahmed 25 August 1999 (age 23) 27 2  Al-Gharafa
DF Mohammed Emad 27 February 2001 (age 21) 0 0  Al-Wakrah
DF Jassem Gaber 20 February 2002 (age 20) 0 0  Al-Arabi

MF Karim Boudiaf 16 September 1990 (age 32) 111 5  Al-Duhail
MF Abdulaziz Hatem 28 October 1990 (age 32) 98 11  Al-Rayyan
MF Ali Assadalla 19 January 1993 (age 29) 58 12  Al-Sadd
MF Mohammed Waad 18 September 1999 (age 23) 20 0  Al-Sadd
MF Abdelrahman Moustafa 5 April 1997 (age 25) 4 0  Al-Duhail
MF Osama Al-Tairi 16 June 2002 (age 20) 0 0  Al-Rayyan
MF Ahmed Fadhel 7 April 1993 (age 29) 0 0  Al-Wakrah
MF Mostafa Tarek 28 March 2001 (age 21) 0 0  Al-Sadd

FW Hassan Al-Haydos (captain) 11 December 1990 (age 31) 165 34  Al-Sadd
FW Akram Afif 18 November 1996 (age 25) 86 26  Al-Sadd
FW Almoez Ali 19 August 1996 (age 26) 76 39  Al-Duhail
FW Ismaeel Mohammad 5 April 1990 (age 32) 68 4  Al-Duhail
FW Mohammed Muntari 20 December 1993 (age 28) 47 13  Al-Duhail
FW Ahmed Alaaeldin 31 January 1993 (age 29) 46 1  Al-Gharafa
FW Yusuf Abdurisag 6 August 1999 (age 23) 7 1  Al-Sadd
FW Khalid Muneer 24 February 1998 (aged 23) 2 0  Al-Wakrah
FW Naif Al-Hadhrami 18 July 2001 (age 21) 1 0  Al-Rayyan

### World Cup 2022  –  GROUP A Scores and Ranking Predictions with AI

1. Netherlands – 7 pts.

2. Senegal – 6 pts.

3. Ecuador – 4 pts.

4. Qatar – 0 pt.

Qatar 0-2 Ecuador [Ener Valencia Brace: 2 goals]

Senegal 0-2 Netherlands [Cody Gakpo(1) and Klassen(1)]

Qatar 1-3 Senegal [Muntari(1), B Dia(1), B Dieng(1)]

Netherlands 1-1 Ecuador [Gakpo(1), E. Valencia(1)]

Ecuador 1-2 Senegal [Caidedo(1), Sarr(1), Koulibaly(1)]

Netherlands 2-0 Qatar [Gakpo(1), De Jong(1)]

## This group features another traditional powerhouse in England. Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling will be looking to lead their country to glory for the first time since 1966. USA and Iran are both strong  sides that will provide stiff competition. Wales rounds out the group and is led by GarethBale and will likely be fighting for second place.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
GK Jordan Pickford 7 March 1994 (aged 28) 45 0  Everton
GK Nick Pope 19 April 1992 (aged 30) 10 0  Newcastle United
GK Aaron Ramsdale 14 May 1998 (aged 24) 3 0  Arsenal

DF Kyle Walker 28 May 1990 (aged 32) 70 0  Manchester City
DF John Stones 28 May 1994 (aged 28) 59 3  Manchester City
DF Harry Maguire 5 March 1993 (aged 29) 48 7  Manchester United
DF Eric Dier 15 January 1994 (aged 28) 47 3  Tottenham Hotspur
DF Kieran Trippier 19 September 1990 (aged 32) 37 1  Newcastle United
DF Luke Shaw 12 July 1995 (aged 27) 23 3  Manchester United
DF Trent Alexander-Arnold 7 October 1998 (aged 24) 17 1  Liverpool
DF Conor Coady 25 February 1993 (aged 29) 10 1  Everton
DF Ben White 8 October 1997 (aged 25) 4 0  Arsenal

MF Jordan Henderson 17 June 1990 (aged 32) 70 2  Liverpool
MF Declan Rice 14 January 1999 (aged 23) 34 2  West Ham United
MF Mason Mount 10 January 1999 (aged 23) 32 5  Chelsea
MF Kalvin Phillips 2 December 1995 (aged 26) 23 0  Manchester City
MF Phil Foden 28 May 2000 (aged 22) 18 2  Manchester City
MF Jude Bellingham 29 June 2003 (aged 19) 17 0  Borussia Dortmund
MF Conor Gallagher 6 February 2000 (aged 22) 4 0  Chelsea
MF James Maddison 13 November 1996 (aged 26) 1 0  Leicester City

FW Raheem Sterling 8 December 1994 (aged 27) 79 19  Chelsea
FW Harry Kane (captain) 28 July 1993 (aged 29) 75 51  Tottenham Hotspur
FW Marcus Rashford 31 October 1997 (aged 25) 46 12  Manchester United
FW Jack Grealish 10 September 1995 (aged 27) 24 1  Manchester City
FW Bukayo Saka 5 September 2001 (aged 21) 20 4  Arsenal
FW Callum Wilson 27 February 1992 (aged 30) 4 1  Newcastle United

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
GK Matt Turner 24 June 1994 (aged 28) 20 0  Arsenal
GK Sean Johnson 31 May 1989 (aged 33) 10 0  New York City FC
GK Ethan Horvath 9 June 1995 (aged 27) 8 0  Luton Town

DF DeAndre Yedlin 9 July 1993 (aged 29) 75 0  Inter Miami
DF Tim Ream 5 October 1987 (aged 35) 46 1  Fulham
DF Walker Zimmerman 19 May 1993 (aged 29) 33 3  Nashville SC
DF Aaron Long 12 October 1992 (aged 30) 29 3  New York Red Bulls
DF Antonee Robinson 8 August 1997 (aged 25) 29 2  Fulham
DF Sergiño Dest 3 November 2000 (aged 22) 19 2  Milan
DF Shaq Moore 2 November 1996 (aged 26) 15 1  Nashville SC
DF Cameron Carter-Vickers 31 December 1997 (aged 24) 11 0  Celtic
DF Joe Scally 31 December 2002 (aged 19) 3 0  Borussia Mönchengladbach

MF Kellyn Acosta 24 July 1995 (aged 27) 53 2  Los Angeles FC
MF Weston McKennie 28 August 1998 (aged 24) 37 9  Juventus
MF Tyler Adams 14 February 1999 (aged 23) 32 1  Leeds United
MF Cristian Roldan 3 June 1995 (aged 27) 32 0  Seattle Sounders
MF Brenden Aaronson 22 October 2000 (aged 22) 24 6  Leeds United
MF Yunus Musah 29 November 2002 (aged 19) 19 0  Valencia
MF Luca de la Torre 23 May 1998 (aged 24) 12 0  Celta Vigo

FW Christian Pulisic 18 September 1998 (aged 24) 52 21  Chelsea
FW Jordan Morris 26 October 1994 (aged 28) 49 11  Seattle Sounders
FW Timothy Weah 22 February 2000 (aged 22) 25 3  Lille
FW Josh Sargent 20 February 2000 (aged 22) 20 5  Norwich City
FW Jesús Ferreira 24 December 2000 (aged 21) 15 7  FC Dallas
FW Giovanni Reyna 13 November 2002 (aged 20) 14 4  Borussia Dortmund
FW Haji Wright 27 March 1998 (aged 24) 3 1  Antalyaspor
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
GK Alireza Beiranvand 21 September 1992 (age 30) 51 0  Persepolis
GK Amir Abedzadeh 26 April 1993 (age 29) 11 0  Ponferradina
GK Hossein Hosseini 30 May 1992 (age 30) 5 0  Esteghlal
GK Mohammad Reza Akhbari 15 February 1993 (age 29) 1 0  Tractor
GK Payam Niazmand 6 April 1995 (age 27) 1 0  Sepahan

DF Ehsan Hajsafi (captain) 25 February 1990 (age 32) 121 7  AEK Athens
DF Morteza Pouraliganji 19 April 1992 (age 30) 45 3  Persepolis
DF Ramin Rezaeian 21 March 1990 (age 32) 45 2  Sepahan
DF Milad Mohammadi 29 September 1993 (age 29) 45 1  AEK Athens
DF Hossein Kanaanizadegan 23 March 1994 (age 28) 34 2  Al-Ahli
DF Shojae Khalilzadeh 31 May 1989 (age 33) 24 1  Al-Ahli
DF Sadegh Moharrami 24 March 1996 (age 26) 21 0  Dinamo Zagreb
DF Rouzbeh Cheshmi 24 July 1993 (age 29) 18 1  Esteghlal
DF Majid Hosseini 20 June 1996 (age 26) 18 0  Kayserispor
DF Omid Noorafkan 9 April 1997 (age 25) 13 0  Sepahan
DF Abolfazl Jalali 26 June 1998 (age 24) 2 0  Esteghlal
DF Saman Fallah 12 May 2001 (age 21) 0 0  Paykan

MF Vahid Amiri 2 April 1988 (age 34) 67 2  Persepolis
MF Alireza Jahanbakhsh 11 August 1993 (age 29) 64 13  Feyenoord
MF Omid Ebrahimi 15 September 1987 (age 35) 54 0  Al-Wakrah
MF Saeid Ezatolahi 1 October 1996 (age 26) 47 1  Vejle
MF Mehdi Torabi 10 September 1994 (age 28) 35 6  Persepolis
MF Saman Ghoddos 6 September 1993 (age 29) 33 2  Brentford
MF Ali Gholizadeh 10 March 1996 (age 26) 26 6  Charleroi
MF Ahmad Nourollahi 2 January 1993 (age 29) 26 3  Shabab Al-Ahli
MF Ali Karimi 11 February 1994 (age 28) 13 0  Kayserispor
MF Milad Sarlak 26 March 1995 (age 27) 10 0  Persepolis

FW Karim Ansarifard 3 April 1990 (age 32) 94 29  Omonia
FW Sardar Azmoun 1 January 1995 (age 27) 65 41  Bayer Leverkusen
FW Mehdi Taremi 18 July 1992 (age 30) 60 28  Porto
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
GK Wayne Hennessey 24 January 1987 (aged 35) 106 0  Nottingham Forest
GK Danny Ward 22 June 1993 (aged 29) 26 0  Leicester City
GK Adam Davies 17 July 1992 (aged 30) 3 0  Sheffield United

DF Chris Gunter 21 July 1989 (aged 33) 109 0  Wimbledon
DF Ben Davies 24 April 1993 (aged 29) 74 1  Tottenham Hotspur
DF Connor Roberts 23 September 1995 (aged 27) 41 3  Burnley
DF Ethan Ampadu 14 September 2000 (aged 22) 37 0  Spezia
DF Chris Mepham 5 November 1997 (aged 25) 33 0  Bournemouth
DF Joe Rodon 22 October 1997 (aged 25) 30 0  Rennes
DF Neco Williams 13 April 2001 (aged 21) 23 2  Nottingham Forest
DF Tom Lockyer 3 December 1994 (aged 27) 14 0  Luton Town
DF Ben Cabango 30 May 2000 (aged 22) 5 0  Swansea City

MF Aaron Ramsey (vice captain) 26 December 1990 (aged 31) 75 20  Nice
MF Joe Allen 14 March 1990 (aged 32) 72 2  Swansea City
MF Harry Wilson 22 March 1997 (aged 25) 39 5  Fulham
MF Jonny Williams 9 October 1993 (aged 29) 33 2  Swindon Town
MF Joe Morrell 3 January 1997 (aged 25) 30 0  Portsmouth
MF Matthew Smith 22 November 1999 (aged 22) 19 0  Milton Keynes Dons
MF Dylan Levitt 17 November 2000 (aged 22) 13 0  Dundee United
MF Rubin Colwill 27 April 2002 (aged 20) 7 1  Cardiff City
MF Sorba Thomas 25 January 1999 (aged 23) 6 0  Huddersfield Town

FW Gareth Bale (captain) 16 July 1989 (aged 33) 108 40  Los Angeles FC
FW Daniel James 10 November 1997 (aged 25) 38 5  Fulham
FW Kieffer Moore 8 August 1992 (aged 30) 28 9  Bournemouth
FW Brennan Johnson 23 May 2001 (aged 21) 15 2  Nottingham Forest
FW Mark Harris 29 December 1998 (aged 23) 5 0  Cardiff City

### World Cup 2022 – GROUP B Scores and Ranking Predictions with AI:

1. England – 7 pts.

2. Usa – 5 pts.

3. Iran – 3 pts.

4. Wales- 3 pts.

England 6-2 Iran [Saka(2), Bellingham(1), Sterling(1), Grealish(1)]

United States 1-1 Wales [Weah(1), Bale(1)]

England 0-0 United States

Wales 0-2 Iran [Cheschmi(1), Rezaeian(1)]

Iran 2-3 United States [C. Pulisic (1)]

Wales 0-3 England [M Rashford(2), P. Foden(1)]

## This group features another traditional powerhouse in Argentina. Lionel Messi will be looking to lead his country to glory one last time before he retires from international football. Mexico is always a tough team to beat and will be looking to go far in Qatar. Poland is a solid European side led by prolific striker Robert Lewandowski that could give Argentina a run for their money. Saudi Arabia rounds out the group and will likely finish in last place.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
GK Emiliano Martínez 2 September 1992 (age 30) 18 0  Aston Villa
GK Franco Armani 16 October 1986 (age 36) 18 0  River Plate
GK Gerónimo Rulli 20 May 1992 (age 30) 4 0  Villarreal

DF Nicolás Otamendi 12 February 1988 (age 34) 92 4  Benfica
DF Marcos Acuña 28 October 1991 (age 31) 42 0  Sevilla
DF Nicolás Tagliafico 31 August 1992 (age 30) 42 0  Lyon
DF Germán Pezzella 27 June 1991 (age 31) 31 2  Real Betis
DF Nahuel Molina 6 April 1998 (age 24) 19 0  Atlético Madrid
DF Gonzalo Montiel 1 January 1997 (age 25) 17 0  Sevilla
DF Juan Foyth 12 January 1998 (age 24) 15 0  Villarreal
DF Cristian Romero 27 April 1998 (age 24) 12 1  Tottenham Hotspur
DF Lisandro Martínez 18 January 1998 (age 24) 9 0  Manchester United

MF Ángel Di María 14 February 1988 (age 34) 123 25  Juventus
MF Leandro Paredes 29 June 1994 (age 28) 45 4  Juventus
MF Rodrigo De Paul 24 May 1994 (age 28) 43 2  Atlético Madrid
MF Guido Rodríguez 12 April 1994 (age 28) 25 1  Real Betis
MF Nicolás González 6 April 1998 (age 24) 21 3  Fiorentina
MF Exequiel Palacios 5 October 1998 (age 24) 20 0  Bayer Leverkusen
MF Alejandro Gómez 15 February 1988 (age 34) 15 3  Sevilla
MF Alexis Mac Allister 24 December 1998 (age 23) 7 0  Brighton & Hove Albion
MF Enzo Fernández 17 January 2001 (age 21) 2 0  Benfica

FW Lionel Messi (captain) 24 June 1987 (age 35) 164 90  Paris Saint-Germain
FW Lautaro Martínez 22 August 1997 (age 25) 40 21  Internazionale
FW Paulo Dybala 15 November 1993 (age 28) 34 3  Roma
FW Ángel Correa 9 March 1995 (age 27) 22 3  Atlético Madrid
FW Joaquín Correa 13 August 1994 (age 28) 18 3  Internazionale
FW Julián Álvarez 31 January 2000 (age 22) 11 2  Manchester City
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
GK Guillermo Ochoa 13 July 1985 (age 37) 130 0  América
GK Alfredo Talavera 18 September 1982 (age 40) 39 0  Juárez
GK Rodolfo Cota 3 July 1987 (age 35) 8 0  León

DF Héctor Moreno 17 January 1988 (age 34) 126 5  Monterrey
DF Jesús Gallardo 15 August 1994 (age 28) 76 0  Monterrey
DF Néstor Araujo 29 August 1991 (age 31) 61 3  América
DF César Montes 24 February 1997 (age 25) 28 1  Monterrey
DF Jorge Sánchez 10 December 1997 (age 24) 25 1  Ajax
DF Gerardo Arteaga 7 September 1998 (age 24) 17 1  Genk
DF Jesús Angulo 30 January 1998 (age 24) 11 0  UANL
DF Kevin Álvarez 15 January 1999 (age 23) 7 0  Pachuca
DF Johan Vásquez 22 October 1998 (age 24) 6 0  Cremonese

MF Andrés Guardado 28 September 1986 (age 36) 177 28  Real Betis
MF Héctor Herrera 19 April 1990 (age 32) 100 10  Houston Dynamo
MF Jesús Corona 6 January 1993 (age 29) 71 10  Sevilla
MF Edson Álvarez 24 October 1997 (age 25) 58 3  Ajax
MF Orbelín Pineda 24 March 1996 (age 26) 50 6  AEK Athens
MF Uriel Antuna 21 August 1997 (age 25) 34 8  Cruz Azul
MF Érick Gutiérrez 15 June 1995 (age 27) 34 1  PSV Eindhoven
MF Carlos Rodríguez 3 January 1997 (age 25) 34 0  Cruz Azul
MF Roberto Alvarado 7 September 1998 (age 24) 30 4  Guadalajara
MF Luis Romo 5 June 1995 (age 27) 25 1  Monterrey
MF Diego Lainez 9 June 2000 (age 22) 21 3  Braga
MF Alexis Vega 25 November 1997 (age 24) 20 4  Guadalajara
MF Érick Sánchez 27 September 1999 (age 23) 7 1  Pachuca
MF Luis Chávez 15 January 1996 (age 26) 7 0  Pachuca

FW Raúl Jiménez 5 May 1991 (age 31) 94 29  Wolverhampton Wanderers
FW Hirving Lozano 30 July 1995 (age 27) 59 16  Napoli
FW Henry Martín 18 November 1992 (age 29) 25 6  América
FW Rogelio Funes Mori 5 March 1991 (age 31) 15 5  Monterrey
FW Santiago Giménez 18 April 2001 (age 21) 9 2  Feyenoord
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
GK Wojciech Szczęsny 18 April 1990 (age 32) 66 0  Juventus
GK Łukasz Skorupski 5 May 1991 (age 31) 7 0  Bologna
GK Bartłomiej Drągowski 19 August 1997 (age 25) 2 0  Spezia
GK Kamil Grabara 8 January 1999 (age 23) 1 0  Copenhagen
GK Radosław Majecki 16 November 1999 (age 22) 1 0  Cercle Brugge

DF Kamil Glik 3 February 1988 (age 34) 98 6  Benevento
DF Bartosz Bereszyński 12 July 1992 (age 30) 45 0  Sampdoria
DF Jan Bednarek 12 April 1996 (age 26) 44 1  Aston Villa
DF Artur Jędrzejczyk 4 November 1987 (age 35) 40 3  Legia Warsaw
DF Tomasz Kędziora 11 June 1994 (age 28) 26 1  Dynamo Kyiv
DF Arkadiusz Reca 17 June 1995 (age 27) 15 0  Spezia
DF Tymoteusz Puchacz 23 January 1999 (age 23) 12 0  Union Berlin
DF Paweł Dawidowicz 20 May 1995 (age 27) 8 0  Hellas Verona
DF Matty Cash 7 August 1997 (age 25) 7 1  Aston Villa
DF Michał Helik 9 September 1995 (age 27) 7 0  Huddersfield Town
DF Nicola Zalewski 23 January 2002 (age 20) 7 0  Roma
DF Robert Gumny 4 June 1998 (age 24) 4 0  FC Augsburg
DF Jakub Kiwior 15 February 2000 (age 22) 4 0  Spezia
DF Michał Karbownik 13 March 2001 (age 21) 3 0  Fortuna Düsseldorf
DF Paweł Bochniewicz 30 January 1996 (age 26) 2 0  Heerenveen
DF Mateusz Wieteska 11 February 1997 (age 25) 1 0  Clermont
DF Patryk Kun 20 April 1995 (age 27) 0 0  Raków Częstochowa
DF Maik Nawrocki 7 February 2001 (age 21) 0 0  Legia Warsaw

MF Grzegorz Krychowiak 29 January 1990 (age 32) 93 5  Al-Shabab
MF Kamil Grosicki 8 June 1988 (age 34) 86 17  Pogoń Szczecin
MF Piotr Zieliński 20 May 1994 (age 28) 74 9  Napoli
MF Karol Linetty 2 February 1995 (age 27) 42 5  Torino
MF Mateusz Klich 13 June 1990 (age 32) 41 2  Leeds United
MF Przemysław Frankowski 12 April 1995 (age 27) 25 1  Lens
MF Kamil Jóźwiak 22 April 1998 (age 24) 22 3  Charlotte FC
MF Jacek Góralski 21 September 1992 (age 30) 21 1  VfL Bochum
MF Sebastian Szymański 10 May 1999 (age 23) 17 1  Feyenoord
MF Damian Szymański 16 June 1995 (age 27) 8 1  AEK Athens
MF Kacper Kozłowski 16 October 2003 (age 19) 6 0  Vitesse
MF Szymon Żurkowski 25 September 1997 (age 25) 6 0  Fiorentina
MF Krystian Bielik 4 January 1998 (age 24) 5 0  Birmingham City
MF Jakub Kamiński 5 June 2002 (age 20) 3 1  VfL Wolfsburg
MF Mateusz Łęgowski 29 January 2003 (age 19) 1 0  Pogoń Szczecin
MF Michał Skóraś 15 February 2000 (age 22) 1 0  Lech Poznań
MF Patryk Dziczek 25 February 1998 (age 24) 0 0  Piast Gliwice
MF Jakub Piotrowski 4 October 1997 (age 25) 0 0  Ludogorets Razgrad

FW Robert Lewandowski (captain) 21 August 1988 (age 34) 134 76  Barcelona
FW Arkadiusz Milik 28 February 1994 (age 28) 63 16  Juventus
FW Krzysztof Piątek 1 July 1995 (age 27) 24 10  Salernitana
FW Karol Świderski 23 January 1997 (age 25) 17 8  Charlotte FC
FW Adam Buksa 12 July 1996 (age 26) 9 5  Lens
FW Dawid Kownacki 14 March 1997 (age 25) 7 1  Fortuna Düsseldorf
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
GK Mohammed Al-Owais 10 October 1991 (age 31) 37 0  Al-Hilal
GK Fawaz Al-Qarni 2 April 1992 (age 30) 10 0  Al-Shabab
GK Mohammed Al Rubaie 14 August 1997 (age 25) 6 0  Al-Ahli
GK Nawaf Al-Aqidi 10 May 2000 (age 22) 0 0  Al-Nassr

DF Yasser Al-Shahrani 25 May 1992 (age 30) 70 2  Al-Hilal
DF Mohammed Al-Breik 15 September 1992 (age 30) 35 1  Al-Hilal
DF Ali Al-Bulaihi 21 November 1989 (age 32) 32 0  Al-Hilal
DF Sultan Al-Ghanam 6 May 1994 (age 28) 23 0  Al-Nassr
DF Saud Abdulhamid 18 July 1999 (age 23) 17 0  Al-Hilal
DF Abdulelah Al-Amri 15 January 1997 (age 25) 14 1  Al-Nassr
DF Hassan Tambakti 9 February 1999 (age 23) 14 0  Al-Shabab
DF Abdullah Madu 15 July 1993 (age 29) 12 0  Al-Nassr
DF Ahmed Bamsaud 22 November 1995 (age 26) 1 0  Al-Ittihad

MF Fahad Al-Muwallad 14 September 1994 (age 28) 71 17  Al-Shabab
MF Salman Al-Faraj 1 August 1989 (age 33) 68 8  Al-Hilal
MF Salem Al-Dawsari 19 August 1991 (age 31) 66 17  Al-Hilal
MF Nawaf Al-Abed 26 January 1990 (age 32) 50 8  Al-Shabab
MF Abdullah Otayf 3 August 1992 (age 30) 44 1  Al-Hilal
MF Hattan Bahebri 16 July 1992 (age 30) 37 4  Al-Shabab
MF Mohamed Kanno 22 September 1994 (age 28) 33 1  Al-Hilal
MF Abdulellah Al-Malki 11 October 1994 (age 28) 21 0  Al-Hilal
MF Sami Al-Najei 7 February 1997 (age 25) 15 2  Al-Nassr
MF Ali Al-Hassan 4 March 1997 (age 25) 9 1  Al-Nassr
MF Nasser Al-Dawsari 19 December 1998 (age 23) 8 0  Al-Hilal
MF Ayman Yahya 14 May 2001 (age 21) 6 0  Al-Nassr
MF Abdulrahman Al-Aboud 1 June 1995 (age 27) 2 0  Al-Ittihad
MF Riyadh Sharahili 28 April 1993 (age 29) 2 0  Abha

FW Firas Al-Buraikan 14 May 2000 (age 22) 24 6  Al-Fateh
FW Abdullah Al-Hamdan 13 September 1999 (age 23) 20 5  Al-Hilal
FW Saleh Al-Shehri 1 November 1993 (age 29) 16 8  Al-Hilal
FW Haitham Asiri 25 March 2001 (age 21) 4 0  Al-Ahli
FW Abdullah Radif 20 January 2003 (age 19) 3 0  Al-Taawoun

### World Cup 2022 – GROUP C Predictions based AI

1. Argentina – 6 pts.

2. Poland – 4 pts. [Goal Difference)

3. Mexico – 4 pts.

4. Saudi Arabia – 3 pt.

Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia  [Messi (1), Al Shehri(1), Al Dawsari(1)]

Mexico 0-0 Poland

Argentina 2-0 Mexico [L. Messi(1), E. Fernandez(1)]

Poland 2-0 Saudi Arabia [Lewandowski(1), P. Zielinski(1)]

Saudi Arabia 1-2 Mexico [S. Al Dawsari(1), H. Martin(1), Luis Chavez(1)]

Poland 0-2 Argentina [A. Mac Allister(1), J. Alvarez(1)]

## France is always one of the favorites to win the World Cup, and they headline this group. They are led by superstars Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema, the current Ballon d’Or, who will be looking to carry their beloved country national team (Les Bleus) to back to back World Cup glory. Denmark and Tunisia are both solid sides that could give France a challenge. Australia rounds out the group and will likely finish in last place.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
GK Hugo Lloris 26 December 1986 (age 35) 139 0  Tottenham Hotspur
GK Steve Mandanda 28 March 1985 (age 37) 34 0  Rennes
GK Alphonse Areola 27 February 1993 (age 29) 5 0  West Ham United

DF Raphaël Varane 25 April 1993 (age 29) 87 5  Manchester United
DF Benjamin Pavard 28 March 1996 (age 26) 46 2  Bayern Munich
DF Lucas Hernandez 14 February 1996 (age 26) 32 0  Bayern Munich
DF Axel Disasi 11 March 1998 (aged 24) 0 0  Monaco
DF Jules Koundé 12 November 1998 (age 23) 12 0  Barcelona
DF Theo Hernandez 6 October 1997 (age 25) 7 1  Milan
DF William Saliba 24 March 2001 (age 21) 7 0  Arsenal
DF Dayot Upamecano 27 October 1998 (age 24) 7 1  Bayern Munich
DF Ibrahima Konaté 25 May 1999 (age 23) 2 0  Liverpool

MF Adrien Rabiot 3 April 1995 (age 27) 29 2  Juventus
MF Aurélien Tchouaméni 27 January 2000 (age 22) 14 1  Real Madrid
MF Matteo Guendouzi 14 April 1999 (age 23) 6 1  Marseille
MF Jordan Veretout 1 March 1993 (age 29) 5 0  Marseille
MF Eduardo Camavinga 10 November 2002 (age 19) 4 1  Real Madrid
MF Youssouf Fofana 10 January 1999 (age 23) 2 0  Monaco
 Marcus Thuram 26 FW 6 August 1997 (aged 25) 4 0 Borussia Mönchengladbach

FW Olivier Giroud 30 September 1986 (age 36) 114 49  Milan
FW Antoine Griezmann 21 March 1991 (age 31) 110 42  Atlético Madrid
FW Karim Benzema 19 December 1987 (age 34) 97 37  Real Madrid
FW Kylian Mbappé 20 December 1998 (age 23) 59 28  Paris Saint-Germain
FW Kingsley Coman 13 June 1996 (age 26) 40 5  Bayern Munich
FW Ousmane Dembélé 15 May 1997 (age 25) 28 4  Barcelona
FW Christopher Nkunku 14 November 1997 (age 24) 8 0  RB Leipzig
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
GK Kasper Schmeichel 5 November 1986 (age 36) 86 0  Nice
GK Oliver Christensen 22 March 1999 (age 23) 1 0  Hertha BSC

DF Simon Kjær (captain) 26 March 1989 (age 33) 121 5  Milan
DF Andreas Christensen 10 April 1996 (age 26) 58 2  Barcelona
DF Jens Stryger Larsen 21 February 1991 (age 31) 49 3  Trabzonspor
DF Daniel Wass 31 May 1989 (age 33) 44 1  Brøndby
DF Joakim Mæhle 20 May 1997 (age 25) 31 9  Atalanta
DF Joachim Andersen 31 May 1996 (age 26) 19 0  Crystal Palace
DF Rasmus Kristensen 11 July 1997 (age 25) 10 0  Leeds United
DF Victor Nelsson 14 October 1998 (age 24) 7 0  Galatasaray

MF Christian Eriksen 14 February 1992 (age 30) 117 39  Manchester United
MF Thomas Delaney 3 September 1991 (age 31) 71 7  Sevilla
MF Pierre-Emile Højbjerg 5 August 1995 (age 27) 60 5  Tottenham Hotspur
MF Mathias Jensen 1 January 1996 (age 26) 20 1  Brentford

FW Martin Braithwaite 5 June 1991 (age 31) 62 10  Espanyol
FW Andreas Cornelius 16 March 1993 (age 29) 41 9  FC Copenhagen
FW Kasper Dolberg 6 October 1997 (age 25) 37 11  Sevilla
FW Andreas Skov Olsen 29 December 1999 (age 22) 23 8  Club Brugge
FW Mikkel Damsgaard 3 July 2000 (age 22) 18 4  Brentford
FW Jonas Wind 7 February 1999 (age 23) 15 5  VfL Wolfsburg
FW Jesper Lindstrøm 29 February 2000 (age 22) 6 1  Eintracht Frankfurt
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Aymen Mathlouthi 14 September 1984 (aged 38) 73 0  Étoile du Sahel
2 DF Bilel Ifa 9 March 1990 (aged 32) 36 0  Kuwait SC
3 DF Montassar Talbi 26 May 1998 (aged 24) 22 1  Lorient
4 DF Yassine Meriah 2 July 1993 (aged 29) 60 3  Espérance de Tunis
5 DF Nader Ghandri 18 February 1995 (aged 27) 7 0  Club Africain
6 DF Dylan Bronn 19 June 1995 (aged 27) 36 2  Salernitana
7 FW Youssef Msakni (captain) 28 October 1990 (aged 32) 87 17  Al-Arabi
8 MF Hannibal Mejbri 21 January 2003 (aged 19) 18 0  Birmingham City
9 FW Issam Jebali 25 December 1991 (aged 30) 9 2  OB
10 FW Wahbi Khazri 8 February 1991 (aged 31) 71 24  Montpellier
11 FW Taha Yassine Khenissi 6 January 1992 (aged 30) 48 9  Kuwait SC
12 DF Ali Maâloul 1 January 1990 (aged 32) 82 2  Al Ahly
13 MF Ferjani Sassi 18 March 1992 (aged 30) 77 6  Al-Duhail
14 MF Aïssa Laïdouni 13 December 1996 (aged 25) 24 1  Ferencváros
15 MF Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane 6 September 1999 (aged 23) 22 1  Espérance de Tunis
16 GK Aymen Dahmen 28 January 1997 (aged 25) 4 0  CS Sfaxien
17 MF Ellyes Skhiri 10 May 1995 (aged 27) 48 3  1. FC Köln
18 MF Ghailene Chaalali 28 February 1994 (aged 28) 30 1  Espérance de Tunis
19 FW Seifeddine Jaziri 12 February 1993 (aged 29) 29 10  Zamalek
20 DF Mohamed Dräger 25 June 1996 (aged 26) 33 3  Luzern
21 DF Wajdi Kechrida 5 November 1995 (aged 27) 18 0  Atromitos
22 GK Bechir Ben Saïd 29 November 1994 (aged 27) 10 0  US Monastir
23 FW Naïm Sliti 27 July 1992 (aged 30) 68 13  Al-Ettifaq
24 DF Ali Abdi 20 December 1993 (aged 28) 9 1  Caen
25 MF Anis Ben Slimane 16 March 2001 (aged 21) 24 4  Brøndby
26 GK Mouez Hassen 5 March 1995 (aged 27) 20 0  Club Africain
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
GK Mathew Ryan (captain) 8 April 1992 (age 30) 75 0  Copenhagen
GK Danny Vukovic 27 March 1985 (age 37) 4 0  Central Coast Mariners
GK Andrew Redmayne 13 January 1989 (age 33) 4 0  Sydney FC

DF Aziz Behich 16 October 1990 (age 32) 53 2  Dundee United
DF Miloš Degenek 28 April 1994 (age 28) 38 1  Columbus Crew
DF Bailey Wright 28 July 1992 (age 30) 27 2  Sunderland
DF Fran Karačić 12 May 1996 (age 26) 10 1  Brescia
DF Harry Souttar 22 October 1998 (age 24) 10 6  Stoke City
DF Nathaniel Atkinson 13 June 1999 (age 23) 5 0  Heart of Midlothian
DF Joel King 30 October 2000 (age 22) 4 0  OB
DF Kye Rowles 24 June 1998 (age 24) 3 0  Heart of Midlothian
DF Thomas Deng 20 March 1997 (age 25) 2 0  Albirex Niigata

MF Aaron Mooy 15 September 1990 (age 32) 53 7  Celtic
MF Jackson Irvine 7 March 1993 (age 29) 49 7  St. Pauli
MF Ajdin Hrustic 5 July 1996 (age 26) 20 3  Hellas Verona
MF Riley McGree 2 November 1998 (age 24) 11 1  Middlesbrough
MF Keanu Baccus 7 June 1998 (age 24) 1 0  St Mirren
MF Cameron Devlin 7 June 1998 (age 24) 1 0  Heart of Midlothian

FW Mathew Leckie 4 February 1991 (age 31) 73 13  Melbourne City
FW Awer Mabil 15 September 1995 (age 27) 29 8  Cádiz
FW Jamie Maclaren 29 July 1993 (age 29) 26 8  Melbourne City
FW Mitchell Duke 18 January 1991 (age 31) 21 8  Fagiano Okayama
FW Martin Boyle 25 April 1993 (age 29) 19 5  Hibernian
FW Craig Goodwin 16 December 1991 (age 30) 10 1  Adelaide United
FW Jason Cummings 1 August 1995 (age 27) 1 1  Central Coast Mariners
FW Garang Kuol 15 September 2004 (age 18) 1 0  Central Coast Mariners

### World Cup 2022 – GROUP D Score and Rankings Predictions with AI:

1. France – 6 pts.

2. Australia – 6 pts.

3. Tunisia – 4 pts.

4. Denmark – 1 pt.

France 4-1 Australia [Giroud(2), Mbappe(1), Rabiot(1)]

Denmark 0-0 Tunisia

France 2-1 Denmark [Mbappe(2)]

Tunisia 0-1 Australia [M Duke(1)]

Australia 1-0 Denmark [M. Leckie(1)]

Tunisia 1-0 France [W. Khazri(1)]

## The group is rounded off by the winner of the Costa Rica v New Zealand playoff.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
GK Manuel Neuer (captain) 27 March 1986 (aged 36) 113 0  Bayern Munich
GK Marc-André ter Stegen 30 April 1992 (aged 30) 30 0  Barcelona
GK Kevin Trapp 8 July 1990 (aged 32) 6 0  Eintracht Frankfurt

DF Antonio Rüdiger 3 March 1993 (aged 29) 54 2  Real Madrid
DF Matthias Ginter 19 January 1994 (aged 28) 46 2  SC Freiburg
DF Niklas Süle 3 September 1995 (aged 27) 42 1  Borussia Dortmund
DF Thilo Kehrer 21 September 1996 (aged 26) 22 0  West Ham United
DF Lukas Klostermann 3 June 1996 (aged 26) 18 0  RB Leipzig
DF David Raum 22 April 1998 (aged 24) 11 0  RB Leipzig
DF Christian Günter 28 February 1993 (aged 29) 6 0  SC Freiburg
DF Nico Schlotterbeck 1 December 1999 (aged 22) 5 0  Borussia Dortmund
DF Armel Bella-Kotchap 11 December 2001 (aged 20) 1 0  Southampton

MF Joshua Kimmich 8 February 1995 (aged 27) 70 5  Bayern Munich
MF Mario Götze 3 June 1992 (aged 30) 63 17  Eintracht Frankfurt
MF İlkay Gündoğan 24 October 1990 (aged 32) 62 16  Manchester City
MF Leon Goretzka 6 February 1995 (aged 27) 44 14  Bayern Munich
MF Julian Brandt 2 May 1996 (aged 26) 38 3  Borussia Dortmund
MF Kai Havertz 11 June 1999 (aged 23) 30 10  Chelsea
MF Jamal Musiala 26 February 2003 (aged 19) 17 1  Bayern Munich
MF Jonas Hofmann 14 July 1992 (aged 30) 16 4  Borussia Mönchengladbach

FW Thomas Müller 13 September 1989 (aged 33) 118 44  Bayern Munich
FW Leroy Sané 11 January 1996 (aged 26) 47 11  Bayern Munich
FW Serge Gnabry 14 July 1995 (aged 27) 36 20  Bayern Munich
FW Karim Adeyemi 18 January 2002 (aged 20) 4 1  Borussia Dortmund
FW Niclas Füllkrug 9 February 1993 (aged 29) 0 0  Werder Bremen
FW Youssoufa Moukoko 20 November 2004 (aged 18) 0 0  Borussia Dortmund
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
GK Unai Simón 11 June 1997 (age 25) 27 0  Athletic Bilbao
GK Kepa Arrizabalaga 3 October 1994 (age 28) 11 0  Chelsea
GK Robert Sánchez 18 November 1997 (age 24) 1 0  Brighton & Hove Albion
GK David Raya 15 September 1995 (age 27) 1 0  Brentford
GK David Soria 4 April 1993 (age 29) 0 0  Getafe

DF Sergio Ramos 30 March 1986 (age 36) 180 23  Paris Saint-Germain
DF Jordi Alba 21 March 1989 (age 33) 86 9  Barcelona
DF César Azpilicueta 28 August 1989 (age 33) 41 1  Chelsea
DF Dani Carvajal 11 January 1992 (age 30) 30 0  Real Madrid
DF Pau Torres 17 January 1997 (age 25) 21 1  Villarreal
DF Iñigo Martínez 17 May 1991 (age 31) 19 1  Athletic Bilbao
DF José Gayà 25 May 1995 (age 27) 18 3  Valencia
DF Eric García 1 September 2001 (age 21) 18 0  Barcelona
DF Aymeric Laporte 27 May 1994 (age 28) 15 1  Manchester City
DF Diego Llorente 16 August 1993 (age 29) 10 0  Leeds United
DF Marcos Alonso 28 December 1990 (age 31) 9 0  Barcelona
DF Hugo Guillamón 31 January 2000 (age 22) 3 1  Valencia
DF Alejandro Balde 18 October 2003 (age 19) 0 0  Barcelona
DF Arnau Martínez 25 April 2003 (age 19) 0 0  Girona

MF Sergio Busquets (captain) 16 July 1988 (age 34) 139 2  Barcelona
MF Koke 8 January 1992 (age 30) 67 0  Atlético Madrid
MF Thiago 11 April 1991 (age 31) 46 2  Liverpool
MF Rodri 22 June 1996 (age 26) 34 1  Manchester City
MF Marcos Llorente 30 January 1995 (age 27) 17 0  Atlético Madrid
MF Pedri 25 November 2002 (age 19) 14 0  Barcelona
MF Gavi 5 August 2004 (age 18) 12 1  Barcelona
MF Carlos Soler 2 January 1997 (age 25) 11 3  Paris Saint-Germain
MF Mikel Merino 22 June 1996 (age 26) 11 0  Real Sociedad
MF Sergi Roberto 7 February 1992 (age 30) 11 1  Barcelona
MF Sergio Canales 16 January 1991 (age 31) 10 1  Real Betis
MF Brais Méndez 7 January 1997 (age 25) 4 1  Real Sociedad
MF Oihan Sancet 25 April 2000 (age 22) 0 0  Athletic Bilbao

FW Álvaro Morata 23 October 1992 (age 30) 57 27  Atlético Madrid
FW Ferran Torres 29 February 2000 (age 22) 30 13  Barcelona
FW Marco Asensio 21 January 1996 (age 26) 29 1  Real Madrid
FW Rodrigo 6 March 1991 (age 31) 27 8  Leeds United
FW Pablo Sarabia 11 May 1992 (age 30) 24 9  Paris Saint-Germain
FW Dani Olmo 7 May 1998 (age 24) 24 4  RB Leipzig
FW Mikel Oyarzabal 21 April 1997 (age 25) 21 6  Real Sociedad
FW Iago Aspas 1 August 1987 (age 35) 18 6  Celta Vigo
FW Gerard Moreno 7 February 1992 (age 30) 17 5  Villarreal
FW Yeremy Pino 20 October 2002 (age 20) 6 1  Villarreal
FW Ansu Fati 31 October 2002 (age 20) 4 1  Barcelona
FW Nico Williams 12 July 2002 (age 20) 2 0  Athletic Bilbao
FW Borja Iglesias 17 January 1993 (age 29) 1 0  Real Betis
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
GK Keylor Navas 15 December 1986 (age 35) 107 0  Paris Saint-Germain
GK Esteban Alvarado 28 April 1989 (age 33) 24 0  Herediano
GK Patrick Sequeira 1 March 1999 (age 23) 1 0  Lugo

DF Francisco Calvo 8 July 1992 (age 30) 75 8  Konyaspor
DF Bryan Oviedo 18 February 1990 (age 32) 74 2  Real Salt Lake
DF Óscar Duarte 3 June 1989 (age 33) 70 3  Al-Wehda
DF Kendall Waston 1 January 1988 (age 34) 61 7  Saprissa
DF Rónald Matarrita 9 July 1994 (age 28) 52 3  FC Cincinnati
DF Keysher Fuller 12 July 1994 (age 28) 29 2  Herediano
DF Juan Pablo Vargas 6 June 1995 (age 27) 11 1  Millonarios
DF Carlos Martínez 30 March 1999 (age 23) 5 0  San Carlos

MF Celso Borges 27 May 1988 (age 34) 154 27  Alajuelense
MF Bryan Ruiz (captain) 18 August 1985 (age 37) 144 29  Alajuelense
MF Yeltsin Tejeda 17 March 1992 (age 30) 73 0  Herediano
MF Gerson Torres 28 August 1997 (age 25) 13 1  Herediano
MF Jewison Bennette 15 June 2004 (age 18) 7 2  Sunderland
MF Daniel Chacón 11 April 2001 (age 21) 7 0  Colorado Rapids 2
MF Youstin Salas 17 June 1996 (age 26) 3 0  Saprissa
MF Roan Wilson 1 May 2002 (age 20) 2 0  Municipal Grecia
MF Brandon Aguilera 28 June 2003 (age 19) 2 0  Nottingham Forest
MF Douglas López 21 September 1998 (age 24) 1 0  Herediano
MF Anthony Hernández 11 October 2001 (age 21) 1 0  Puntarenas
MF Álvaro Zamora 9 March 2002 (age 20) 1 0  Saprissa

FW Joel Campbell 26 June 1992 (age 30) 118 25  León
FW Johan Venegas 27 November 1988 (age 33) 80 11  Alajuelense
FW Anthony Contreras 29 January 2000 (age 22) 8 2  Herediano

Japan World Cup Squad 2022

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Eiji Kawashima 20 March 1983 (age 39) 95 0  Strasbourg
2 DF Miki Yamane 22 December 1993 (age 28) 14 2  Kawasaki Frontale
3 DF Shōgo Taniguchi 15 July 1991 (age 31) 13 0  Kawasaki Frontale
4 DF Kō Itakura 27 January 1997 (age 25) 12 1  Borussia Mönchengladbach
5 DF Yūto Nagatomo 12 September 1986 (age 36) 137 4  FC Tokyo
6 MF Wataru Endo 9 February 1993 (age 29) 43 2  VfB Stuttgart
7 MF Gaku Shibasaki 28 May 1992 (age 30) 59 3  Leganés
8 MF Ritsu Dōan 16 June 1998 (age 24) 28 3  SC Freiburg
9 MF Kaoru Mitoma 20 May 1997 (age 25) 9 5  Brighton & Hove Albion
10 MF Takumi Minamino 16 January 1995 (age 27) 43 17  Monaco
11 MF Takefusa Kubo 4 June 2001 (age 21) 19 1  Real Sociedad
12 GK Shūichi Gonda 3 March 1989 (age 33) 33 0  Shimizu S-Pulse
13 MF Hidemasa Morita 10 May 1995 (age 27) 17 2  Sporting CP
14 MF Junya Ito 9 March 1993 (age 29) 38 9  Reims
15 MF Daichi Kamada 5 August 1996 (age 26) 21 6  Eintracht Frankfurt
16 DF Takehiro Tomiyasu 5 November 1998 (age 24) 29 1  Arsenal
17 MF Ao Tanaka 10 September 1998 (age 24) 14 2  Fortuna Düsseldorf
18 FW Takuma Asano 10 November 1994 (age 27) 36 7  VfL Bochum
19 DF Hiroki Sakai 12 April 1990 (age 32) 71 1  Urawa Red Diamonds
20 FW Shūto Machino 30 September 1999 (age 23) 4 3  Shonan Bellmare
21 FW Ayase Ueda 28 August 1998 (age 24) 10 0  Cercle Brugge
22 DF Maya Yoshida (captain) 24 August 1988 (age 34) 121 12  Schalke 04
23 GK Daniel Schmidt 3 February 1992 (age 30) 11 0  Sint-Truiden
24 MF Yūki Sōma 25 February 1997 (age 25) 7 3  Nagoya Grampus
25 FW Daizen Maeda 20 October 1997 (age 25) 8 1  Celtic
26 DF Hiroki Itō 12 May 1999 (age 23) 5 0  VfB Stuttgart

### World Cup 2022 – Group E Scores and Ranking – AI Based Predictions

1. Germany – 6 pts.

2. Spain – 6 pts.

3. Costa Rica – 3 pts.

4. Japan – 3 pt.

Spain 7-0 Costa Rica[D. Olmo(1), M Ascensio(1), F. Torres(2), Gavi(1), C. Soler(1), Morata(1)]

Germany 1-2 Japan [I. Guldogan(1), R. Doan(1), T. Asano(1)]

Spain 1-1 Germany [A. Morata(1), N. Fulkrug(1)]

Japan 0-1 Costa Rica [K Fuller(1)]

Costa Rica 1-3 Germany

Japan 0-2 Spain

## Croatia benefited from a relatively straightforward qualifying group, but the runners-up of four years ago remain dangerous so long as Luka Modric defies age. Canada’s only previous appearance came in 1986, but this squad is an entirely different level, led by Alphonso Davies of Bayern Munich and Jonathan David of Lille.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
GK Thibaut Courtois 11 May 1992 (aged 30) 96 0  Real Madrid
GK Simon Mignolet 6 March 1988 (aged 34) 35 0  Club Brugge
GK Koen Casteels 25 June 1992 (aged 30) 4 0  VfL Wolfsburg

DF Jan Vertonghen 24 April 1987 (aged 35) 141 9  Anderlecht
DF Toby Alderweireld 2 March 1989 (aged 33) 123 5  Antwerp
DF Thomas Meunier 12 September 1991 (aged 31) 58 8  Borussia Dortmund
DF Timothy Castagne 5 December 1995 (aged 26) 25 2  Leicester City
DF Arthur Theate 25 May 2000 (aged 22) 3 0  Rennes
DF Zeno Debast 24 October 2003 (aged 19) 2 0  Anderlecht
DF Wout Faes 3 April 1998 (aged 24) 1 0  Leicester City

MF Axel Witsel 12 January 1989 (aged 33) 126 12  Atlético Madrid
MF Kevin De Bruyne 28 June 1991 (aged 31) 93 25  Manchester City
MF Yannick Carrasco 4 September 1993 (aged 29) 59 8  Atlético Madrid
MF Youri Tielemans 7 May 1997 (aged 25) 54 5  Leicester City
MF Leander Dendoncker 15 April 1995 (aged 27) 29 1  Aston Villa
MF Hans Vanaken 24 August 1992 (aged 30) 22 5  Club Brugge
MF Leandro Trossard 4 December 1994 (aged 27) 21 5  Brighton & Hove Albion
MF Charles De Ketelaere 10 March 2001 (aged 21) 10 1  Milan
MF Amadou Onana 16 August 2001 (aged 21) 2 0  Everton

FW Eden Hazard (captain) 7 January 1991 (aged 31) 122 33  Real Madrid
FW Dries Mertens 6 May 1987 (aged 35) 106 21  Galatasaray
FW Romelu Lukaku 13 May 1993 (aged 29) 102 68  Internazionale
FW Michy Batshuayi 2 October 1993 (aged 29) 47 26  Fenerbahçe
FW Thorgan Hazard 29 March 1993 (aged 29) 45 9  Borussia Dortmund
FW Jérémy Doku 27 May 2002 (aged 20) 10 2  Rennes
FW Loïs Openda 16 February 2000 (aged 22) 4 1  Lens
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Dayne St. Clair 9 May 1997 (aged 25) 2 0  Minnesota United
2 DF Alistair Johnston 8 October 1998 (aged 24) 29 1  CF Montréal
3 DF Sam Adekugbe 16 January 1995 (aged 27) 33 1  Hatayspor
4 DF Kamal Miller 16 May 1997 (aged 25) 28 0  CF Montréal
5 DF Steven Vitória 11 January 1987 (aged 35) 34 3  Chaves
6 MF Samuel Piette 12 November 1994 (aged 28) 65 0  CF Montréal
7 MF Stephen Eustáquio 21 December 1996 (aged 25) 26 3  Porto
8 MF Liam Fraser 13 February 1998 (aged 24) 15 0  Deinze
9 FW Lucas Cavallini 28 December 1992 (aged 29) 33 17  Vancouver Whitecaps
10 FW Junior Hoilett 5 June 1990 (aged 32) 49 14  Reading
11 FW Tajon Buchanan 8 February 1999 (aged 23) 25 4  Club Brugge
12 FW Iké Ugbo 21 September 1998 (aged 24) 8 0  Troyes
13 MF Atiba Hutchinson (captain) 8 February 1983 (aged 39) 97 9  Beşiktaş
14 MF Mark-Anthony Kaye 4 December 1994 (aged 27) 37 2  Toronto FC
15 MF Ismaël Koné 6 June 2002 (aged 20) 5 1  CF Montréal
16 GK James Pantemis 21 February 1997 (aged 25) 0 0  CF Montréal
17 FW Cyle Larin 17 April 1995 (aged 27) 54 25  Club Brugge
18 GK Milan Borjan 23 October 1987 (aged 35) 67 0  Red Star Belgrade
19 FW Alphonso Davies 2 November 2000 (aged 22) 34 12  Bayern Munich
20 FW Jonathan David 14 January 2000 (aged 22) 34 22  Lille
21 MF Jonathan Osorio 12 June 1992 (aged 30) 56 7  Toronto FC
22 DF Richie Laryea 7 January 1995 (aged 27) 33 1  Toronto FC
23 FW Liam Millar 27 September 1999 (aged 23) 16 0  Basel
24 MF David Wotherspoon 16 January 1990 (aged 32) 10 1  St Johnstone
25 DF Derek Cornelius 25 November 1997 (aged 24) 14 0  Panetolikos
26 DF Joel Waterman 24 January 1996 (aged 26) 1 0  CF Montréal
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
GK Dominik Livaković 9 January 1995 (aged 27) 33 0  Dinamo Zagreb
GK Ivica Ivušić 1 February 1995 (aged 27) 5 0  Osijek
GK Ivo Grbić 18 January 1996 (aged 26) 2 0  Atlético Madrid

DF Domagoj Vida 29 April 1989 (aged 33) 99 4  AEK Athens
DF Dejan Lovren 5 July 1989 (aged 33) 71 5  Zenit Saint Petersburg
DF Borna Barišić 10 November 1992 (aged 30) 27 1  Rangers
DF Josip Juranović 16 August 1995 (aged 27) 21 0  Celtic
DF Joško Gvardiol 23 January 2002 (aged 20) 12 1  RB Leipzig
DF Borna Sosa 21 January 1998 (aged 24) 8 1  VfB Stuttgart
DF Josip Stanišić 2 April 2000 (aged 22) 6 0  Bayern Munich
DF Martin Erlić 24 January 1998 (aged 24) 3 0  Sassuolo
DF Josip Šutalo 28 February 2000 (aged 22) 3 0  Dinamo Zagreb

MF Luka Modrić (captain) 9 September 1985 (aged 37) 154 23  Real Madrid
MF Mateo Kovačić 6 May 1994 (aged 28) 83 3  Chelsea
MF Marcelo Brozović 16 November 1992 (aged 30) 76 7  Internazionale
MF Mario Pašalić 9 February 1995 (aged 27) 42 7  Atalanta
MF Nikola Vlašić 4 October 1997 (aged 25) 41 7  Torino
MF Lovro Majer 17 January 1998 (aged 24) 10 3  Rennes
MF Kristijan Jakić 14 May 1997 (aged 25) 4 0  Eintracht Frankfurt
MF Luka Sučić 8 September 2002 (aged 20) 3 0  Red Bull Salzburg

FW Ivan Perišić 2 February 1989 (aged 33) 115 32  Tottenham Hotspur
FW Andrej Kramarić 19 June 1991 (aged 31) 73 19  1899 Hoffenheim
FW Bruno Petković 16 September 1994 (aged 28) 22 6  Dinamo Zagreb
FW Mislav Oršić 29 December 1992 (aged 29) 20 1  Dinamo Zagreb
FW Ante Budimir 22 July 1991 (aged 31) 15 1  Osasuna
FW Marko Livaja 26 August 1993 (aged 29) 14 3  Hajduk Split
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
GK Yassine Bounou 5 April 1991 (aged 31) 45 0  Sevilla
GK Munir Mohamedi 10 May 1989 (aged 33) 43 0  Al-Wehda
GK Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti 5 April 1996 (aged 26) 3 0  Wydad AC

DF Romain Saïss (captain) 26 March 1990 (aged 32) 65 1  Beşiktaş
DF Achraf Hakimi 4 November 1998 (aged 24) 53 8  Paris Saint-Germain
DF Nayef Aguerd 30 March 1996 (aged 26) 21 1  West Ham United
DF Noussair Mazraoui 14 November 1997 (aged 25) 14 2  Bayern Munich
DF Jawad El Yamiq 29 February 1992 (aged 30) 11 2  Valladolid
DF Achraf Dari 6 May 1999 (aged 23) 4 0  Brest
DF Badr Benoun 30 September 1993 (aged 29) 3 0  Qatar SC
DF Yahia Attiyat Allah 2 March 1995 (aged 27) 1 0  Wydad AC

MF Sofyan Amrabat 21 August 1996 (aged 26) 38 0  Fiorentina
MF Selim Amallah 15 November 1996 (aged 26) 23 4  Standard Liège
MF Amine Harit 18 June 1997 (aged 25) 16 0  Marseille
MF Ilias Chair 30 October 1997 (aged 25) 10 1  Queens Park Rangers
MF Azzedine Ounahi 19 April 2000 (aged 22) 9 2  Angers
MF Yahya Jabrane 18 June 1991 (aged 31) 4 0  Wydad AC
MF Abdelhamid Sabiri 28 November 1996 (aged 25) 2 1  Sampdoria
MF Bilal El Khannous 10 May 2004 (aged 18) 0 0  Genk

FW Youssef En-Nesyri 1 June 1997 (aged 25) 49 14  Sevilla
FW Hakim Ziyech 19 March 1993 (aged 29) 42 17  Chelsea
FW Sofiane Boufal 17 September 1993 (aged 29) 31 5  Angers
FW Abderrazak Hamdallah 17 December 1990 (aged 31) 17 6  Al-Ittihad
FW Zakaria Aboukhlal 18 February 2000 (aged 22) 12 2  Toulouse
FW Abde Ezzalzouli 17 December 2001 (aged 20) 2 0  Osasuna
FW Walid Cheddira 22 January 1998 (aged 24) 2 0  Bari

### World Cup 2022 – Group F Scores and Ranking AI Based Predictions

1. Belgium – 6 pts.

2. Croatia- 4 pts

3. Morocco – 3 pts.

4. Canada – 3 pts.

Belgium 1-0 Canada [Batshuayi (1)]

Morocco 0-0 Croatia

Belgium 0-2 Morocco [R Saiss(1), Z Aboukhlal(1)]

Croatia 4-1 Canada [A. Kramaric(2), M. Livaja(1), L. Majer(1), Alphonso Davies(1)]

Croatia 1-4 Belgium

## Cameroon rather scrambled through, thanks to the ancient magic that means they can never lose to Algeria, and Rigobert Song’s side lean heavily on the goals of Vincent Aboubakar and Eric Choupo Moting.

### Brazil squad for the World Cup 2022

Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool), Ederson (Manchester City), Weverton (Palmeiras)

Defenders: Dani Alves (UNAM), Danilo (Juventus), Alex Sandro (Juventus), Alex Telles (Sevilla), Bremer (Juventus), Eder Militao (Real Madrid), Marquinhos (PSG), Thiago Silva (Chelsea)

Midfielders: Casemiro (Manchester United), Everton Ribeiro (Flamengo), Bruno Guimaraes (Newcastle), Fabinho (Liverpool), Fred (Manchester United), Lucas Paqueta (West Ham)

Forwards: Antony (Manchester United), Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal), Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal), Neymar (PSG), Pedro (Flamengo), Raphinha (Barcelona), Rodrygo (Real Madrid), Richarlison (Tottenham Hotspur), Vinicius Jr (Real Madrid).

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Alisson 2 October 1992 (aged 30) 57 0  Liverpool
2 DF Danilo 15 July 1991 (aged 31) 46 1  Juventus
3 DF Thiago Silva (captain) 22 September 1984 (aged 38) 109 7  Chelsea
4 DF Marquinhos 14 May 1994 (aged 28) 71 5  Paris Saint-Germain
5 MF Casemiro 23 February 1992 (aged 30) 65 5  Manchester United
6 DF Alex Sandro 26 January 1991 (aged 31) 37 2  Juventus
7 MF Lucas Paquetá 27 August 1997 (aged 25) 35 7  West Ham United
8 MF Fred 5 March 1993 (aged 29) 28 0  Manchester United
9 FW Richarlison 10 May 1997 (aged 25) 38 17  Tottenham Hotspur
10 FW Neymar 5 February 1992 (aged 30) 121 75  Paris Saint-Germain
11 FW Raphinha 14 December 1996 (aged 25) 11 5  Barcelona
12 GK Weverton 13 December 1987 (aged 34) 8 0  Palmeiras
13 DF Dani Alves 6 May 1983 (aged 39) 124 8  UNAM
14 DF Éder Militão 18 January 1998 (aged 24) 23 1  Real Madrid
15 MF Fabinho 23 October 1993 (aged 29) 28 0  Liverpool
16 DF Alex Telles 15 December 1992 (aged 29) 8 0