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The best squad of the World Cup 2022

The World Cup 2022 ended with Argentina as the champion. In this tournament, football fans witnessed the excellent performances of players. Let's be candid and point out the best squad according to our analysis.
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1. Kylian Mbappe (France)

Only 23 years old, but Mbappe has played 2 World Cup finals in a row. In his 2nd time participating in the tournament, he scored 8 goals, 2 assists and gained the Golden Boots Awards of World Cup 2022.

Mbappe's talent was clearly shown in the match against Morocco, the team that owns the most annoying defensive play. He constantly stirred up the opponent's defense with quick dribbling situations, magical shots. In the final match, he scored three times to equalize for France. He became the first player since 1966 to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final. In addition, Mbappe (23 years old) is also the youngest player to reach 12 goals in the history of the World Cup. However, his effort was not enough to earn him the second World Cup title of his career.

2. Julian Alvarez (Argentina)

Although Julian Alvarez participated in the World Cup competition for the first time, he had an outstanding performance. Gility, cunning, good finishing, and tireless movement are the strengths that fans can easily see in the young star on the Manchester City payroll. With an impressive performance (4 goals after 5 starts), Alvarez confirmed his position in the official squad of Argentina. In the World Cup 2022, his excellence will push Lautaro Martinez to the bench, and this will happen in many tournaments in the future.

3. Lionel Messi (Argentina)

In the last World Cup, as he announced before the tournament, Messi tried his best and had outstanding form. At the age of 35, Messi played brilliantly, contributing to 10 goals at the 2022 World Cup (7 goals, 3 assists). "El Pulga" became the only player in history to score at every stage of a World Cup, including the group stage, 16-team tournament, quarter-final, semi-final, and final.

Thanks to his good form, Argentina became the champions of the 2022 World Cup. He also won the Golden Ball for the World Cup of 2022. This result helped Messi complete his title collection and became the best player of football history. 

4. Luka Modric (Croatia)

The age burden will not prevent him from performing well in the World Cup 2022. The 37-year-old general continues to show off his top performance at the 2022 World Cup with a series of impressive statistics. He started 7 of 7 matches for Croatia, touching the ball an average of 92.6 times per game and averaging 89% pass accuracy (90% at home and 80% in the opponent's half).

5. Sofyan Amrabat (Morocco)

Morocco's journey to fourth place at the 2022 World Cup has many strong opponents, such as Portugal and Spain. All those attacking stars had to succumb to the shield named Amrabat. The midfielder was born in 1996 like a man without lungs, playing the entire World Cup for Morocco without a minute's break. The midfielder won possession of the ball 57 times at the 2022 World Cup, an achievement that no African player has done since 1966.

6. Antoine Griezmann (France)

Antoine Griezmann also had a successful tournament. At the tournament in Qatar, Griezmann helped fans forget the silhouette of Paul Pogba by playing aggressively in both attack and defense. He was frequently willing to assist his teammates. He is also the most creative player at the 2022 World Cup, creating opportunities 22 times—an achievement that even Messi cannot touch.

7. Theo Hernandez (France)

Before the World Cup, Theo was just a backup plan for Lucas Hernandez. His brother's injury have a chance for Theo to prove himself, and he did not miss the valuable chance. In six appearances, the AC Milan star has scored one goal and provided two assists, the best achievements for a full-back in the 2022 World Cup.

8. Romain Saiss (Morocco)

To have success at the World Cup in 2022, center-back Romain Saiss is an important factor. His defense ability helped Morocco keep a clean sheet despite facing numerous strong opponents.

The captain of the North African representative holds the record for breaking the ball 52 times at the 2022 World Cup. Saiss and his teammates wrote history when they became the first team from the "Black Continent" to enter the top four in a World Cup.

9. Achraf Hakimi (Morocco)

Hakimi is also a name that football fans have to mention when remembering the miracle of Morocco at the World Cup in 2022.

Hakimi is the most comprehensive defensive full-back in the world today, with the ability to dispute and support impressive attacks. He turned his wing corridor into his own playground, sweeping away any opponent who stands in the way at the 2022 World Cup. The PSG star made 3.7 accurate tackles per game, accompanied by an assist. On the offensive line, Hakimi's speed became the trump card, helping the Moroccan counter-attack to become unpredictable.

10. Josko Gvardiol (Croatia)

Despite being only 20 years old, Gvardiol played calmly and effectively like a seasoned star. The impressive performance of the player born in 2002 helped Croatia win third place at the World Cup. According to the British press, some big teams in Europe, including Chelsea, are ready to spend hundreds of millions of euros to own the star who is wearing the Leipzig shirt.

11. Emiliano Martinez (Argentina)

At the age of 28, Emiliano Martinez got his first taste of being on the national team. Just over a year later, this goalkeeper has played the hero role in helping Argentina conquer 3 major titles, including the Copa America, the Intercontinental Super Cup, and now the World Cup. "No matter what, Martinez will stop a few penalties; the rest is just to rank the players," coach Lionel Scaloni said confidently about the student born in 1992. With his good performance, the Golden Glove Award is reserved for him.

Written by: Leey
Leey is the reporter for Betimate. She currently has a series of articles about football. She specializes in researching football data to come up with evaluations about the tournament and predictions about the matches.

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Premier League
Overall table PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1 Arsenal 50 19 16 2 1 45 16 29
2 Man City 45 20 14 3 3 53 20 33
3 Newcastle 39 20 10 9 1 33 11 22
4 Man Utd 39 20 12 3 5 32 25 7
5 Tottenham 36 21 11 3 7 40 31 9
6 Brighton 31 19 9 4 6 37 27 10
7 Fulham 31 21 9 4 8 32 30 2
8 Brentford 30 20 7 9 4 32 28 4
9 Liverpool 29 19 8 5 6 34 25 9
10 Chelsea 29 20 8 5 7 22 21 1
11 Aston Villa 28 20 8 4 8 23 27 -4
12 Crystal Palace 24 20 6 6 8 18 27 -9
13 Nottm Forest 21 20 5 6 9 16 35 -19
14 Leicester 18 20 5 3 12 28 35 -7
15 Leeds 18 19 4 6 9 26 33 -7
16 West Ham 18 20 5 3 12 17 25 -8
17 Wolverhampton 17 20 4 5 11 12 30 -18
18 Bournemouth 17 20 4 5 11 19 42 -23
19 Everton 15 20 3 6 11 15 28 -13
20 Southampton 15 20 4 3 13 17 35 -18