2022 World Cup: Lionel Messi’s Argentina Predicted to Win Tournament in Qatar

2022 World Cup: Lionel Messi’s Argentina Predicted to Win Tournament in Qatar

  • A London-based stockbroker has tipped Lionel Messi's Argentina to win the 2022 World Cup in Qatar
  • According to Joachim Klement, Argentina will be coming up against England in the final of the global football tournament
  • La Albiceleste have been pooled in Group C of the World Cup alongside Saudi Arabia, Mexico, and Poland

A stockbroker has backed Argentina to win the 2022 edition of the World Cup set to be staged in Qatar later in the year.

Argentina are among a number of football heavyweights who will be gunning for the global showpiece when the tournament kicks off later in November.

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Lionel Messi celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's fifth goal during the international friendly match between Argentina and Estonia at Estadio El Sadar. Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce.
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La Albiceleste have won the World Cup on two occasions (in 1986 and 1978) - meaning Lionel Messi and the current crop of players are yet to lay their hands on the coveted silverware.

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The Lionel Scaloni-tutored side came close to lifting the World Cup in 2014 when they reached the final of the competition in Brazil, only to lose it to Germany after a 1-0 heartbreaking loss to Germany.

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Argentina backed to win the 2022 World Cup

However, they could be in line to finally conquer the world - if a prediction made by a London-based stockbroker is anything to go by.

According to Joachim Klement, Lionel Messi's Argentina will see off England in the final of the 2022 edition of the competition en route to glory.

As per Bloomberg, Klement's model of prediction includes variables such as a team's strength and socio-economic factors, including the GDP and population.

Klement contends these factors influence a team's performance, at least going by his previous predictions in the 2014 and 2018 World Cups, where he allegedly made correct calls.

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Meanwhile, Argentina should qualify for the knockout round with ease as they are pooled in a relatively easier group.

The South American nation are in Group C of the tournament alongside Saudi Arabia, Mexico, and Poland.

6 players who have won the World Cup without playing a single match

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that there are players who have won the World Cup without playing a single minute of the tournament.

From Baresi to Alphonse Areola, some big stars lifted it and then had wonderful careers.

Some players like Germany's Erik Durm won the World Cup, then vanished from the game altogether.

Source: SportsBrief.com