The 2022 FIFA World Cup final is just around the corner, and one of Argentina, Croatia, France, or Morocco will be crowned world champions.
The final of the world’s most famous football competition will take place on Sunday (December 18) at the Lusail Stadium, Qatar. One of the aforementioned nations are going to lift the famous FIFA World Cup trophy on Sunday night.
France are the reigning champions, beating fellow semifinalists Croatia 4-2 in the final of the 2018 edition in Russia.
There’s a long list of champions who come before France, stretching all the way back to 1930. Here’s the full list of FIFA World Cup winners since the competition’s inaugural edition in 1930:
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Brazil icon Ronaldo Nazario predicts France to defend FIFA World Cup crown
France will win the FIFA World Cup for the second time in a row, according to legendary Brazilian striker Ronaldo Nazario.
Les Bleus are widely fancied to prevail over the tournament’s underdogs Morocco in Wednesday’s (December 14) semi-final. If they do so, they will face either Argentina or Croatia, who battle on Tuesday (December 13).
Kylian Mbappe won’t be holding back against Morocco
Ronaldo backed his home nation of Brazil to win the World Cup before Croatia eliminated them on penalties in the quarterfinals. He had tipped the Selecao to go up against France in the final, but now it’s just Didier Deschamps’ side who remain alive in the competition.
The Real Madrid icon reckons Les Bleus could win the World Cup once again, saying:
“My prediction was always a Brazil-France final. Brazil is gone, and France right now are the big favourite.”
Ronaldo alluded to the form of France forward Kylian Mbappe, who is the tournament’s top goalscorer with five goals in as many games.
“Mbappé is having a great World Cup. He has incredible physical and technical qualities. He may be the best player. He has a natural talent and at 23 years old, the experience of having won a World Cup.”
Brazil went out on penalties against Croatia in the last eight as their wait for a sixth World Cup triumph continues.
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