FIFA World Cup Qatar Profile and Prediction

By Gabriel Cazotto,
South American Office Manager
BOX SCORE | August 27, 2022

Qatar – Money and investments

If you don’t have world stars, buy them. Qatar’s money and investments have attracted talent from around the world, and their academy for young talent similar to that of Barcelona’s La Masia – Qatar’s Aspire Academy – has helped create a competitive squad for the FIFA World Cup. world it will welcome.

Star Player – Almoez Ali

Titles won – Asian Nations Cup (2019)

Nickname – Al-Annabi (Maroons)

Name in official language: Qatar
Abbreviation: QAT
Capital: Doha
Currency: Rial (QAR)
Language: Arab
Anthem: As-Salam al-Amiri (Peace to the Prince)
Area: 11,581 km2
Population: 2.6 million
Country symbol: A jagged brown field in nine white spikes.
Head of state : Emir Tamim bin Hamad

Origin of the name : Derived from Ptolemy’s map of the city of Katara, or Zubarah, from Arabic: “Mountains of Sand”.

Main team (5-3-2) – Barsham – Pedro Miguel, Al-Rawi, Khoukhi, Abdelkarim, Ahmed – Hatem, Boudiaf, Al-Haydos (c) – Akram Afif, Almoez Ali

Coach: Feliz Sanchez Bas – ESP

Prediction – First round.

Ecuador – Highest elevation

Famous for qualifying for the World Cup thanks to the rarefied air of the 2,800m altitude of Quito, the current Ecuadorian team has as much talent as the 2006 team. Their physical conditioning has allowed Ecuador to perform well at sea level, earning many points in Guayaquil and away.

Star Player – Enner Valencia
Titles won – None

Nickname – La Tri (Three Colors)

Name in official language: Ecuador
Abbreviation: ECU
Capital: Quito
Currency: US dollar (USD)
Language: Spanish
Anthem: Hi, Oh Patria (Hello, Oh Country)
Area: 256,370 km2
Population: 17.7 million
Country symbol: Andean condor
Head of state : President Guillermo Lasso

Origin of the name : Due to the position of the country in the center of the globe, cut along the line of the equator. From Latin, Aequator means: “to divide equally”

Main team (4-3-3) – Domínguez – Ângelo Preciado, Torres, Hincapié, Estupiñán – Gruezo, Franco, M.Caicedo – Plata, Mena, Valencia (c)
Coach: Gustavo Alfaro – ARG

Prediction – First round / Round of 16.

Senegal – The champions of Africa

It has been a long time since an African team was accredited to make a historic campaign in a World Cup. With perhaps the best team in the history of the continent (at least on paper), Senegal won their unprecedented African title in an epic match against Mohamed Salah’s Egypt and earned a chance to be a surprise in the World Cup.

Star Player – Sadio Mane

Titles won – Africa Cup of Nations (2021)

Nickname – The Lions of Teranga (Lions of Teranga)

Name in official language: Senegal
Abbreviation: SEN
Capital: Dakar
Currency: West African CFA Franc (XOF)
Language: French
Anthem: Pluck All Your Koras, Hit The Balafons (All Play Their Koras, Hit The Balafons)
Area: 196,712 km2
Population: 15.8 million
Country symbol: Lion
Head of state : President Macky Sal

Origin of the name : Because of the Senegal River. Given the name of the dynasty of the tribe that ruled the region in the 9th century. The name of the tribe being a transliteration of Portuguese from Berber: Zenaga or from Arabic: Sanhaja.

Main team (4-3-3) – Mendy – B. Sarr, Koulibaly (c), A. Diallo, Ciss – Mendy, Gana Gueye, Kouyaté – I. Sarr, Mané, Diédhiou

Coach: Aliou Cisse

Prediction – Round of 16 / Quarter-finals

Netherlands – Rreturn of the oranges

After failing to qualify for Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup, Orange reinvented themselves with Ronald Koeman finishing second in the Nations League. With Frank de Boer they reached the knockout stages of Euro 2020, but it was with van Gaal’s pragmatic former football that Laranja brought the Netherlands back into the World Cup after missing out on the edition 2018.

Star Player – Virgil van Dijk

Titles won – UEFA European Champions (1988)

Nickname – Orange (Orange)

Name in official language: Netherlands
Abbreviation: NDE
Capital: amsterdam
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Language: Dutch
Anthem: Wilhelmus (William of Nassau)
Area: 41,543 km2
Population: 17.7 million
Country symbol: Lion
Head of state : King William-Alexander

Origin of the name : Literally, “The Netherlands”, for being below sea level. Also called Holland, from ancient Germanic Holtland, or wooded land.

Main team (3-5-2) – Cillessen – van Dijk (c), de Ligt, Blind – Dumfries, Berghuis, Jong, Klaassen, Malacia – Danjuma, Depay
Coach: Louis van Gaal

Prediction – Quarter-finals / Semi-finals

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