Haaland Names Messi’s Argentina, Kane’s England, Benzema’s France, Neymar’s Brazil As World Cup Favourites

Haaland Names Messi’s Argentina, Kane’s England, Benzema’s France, Neymar’s Brazil As World Cup Favourites

  • Erling Haaland has snubbed Kevin De Bruyne's Belgium from his list of World Cup favourites
  • The Norwegian striker has instead settled on Argentina, England, Brazil and France as his favourites
  • Haaland is among the high-profile players who won't be in Qatar after his nation failed to qualify

Erling Haaland has revealed his favourites ahead of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The Manchester City star won't be in Qatar after his nation, Norway failed to qualify.

Haaland couldn't pick one team but settled on four, when asked who can go all the way and lift the title on December 18.

Harry Kane, Lionel Messi, Erling Haaland, Argentina, England, Kevin De Bruyne, Belgium, Brazil, Neymar, France, Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappe, World Cup
England's Harry Kane addreses the media after arriving in Qatar on November 15 ahead of the World Cup. Photo by Eddie Keogh.
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The striker, who has taken the Premier League by storm after his arrival from Borussia Dortmund, touted his closest challenger for the Golden Boot, Harry Kane to lead his English side to glory.

England reached the semi-finals of the last edition and despite a pathetic run in the Nations League, will be expected to pull some weight in Qatar.

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No Kevin De Bruyne

Haaland then mentioned France, Brazil and Argentina as the other teams that can win the Qatar edition. France are the defending champions and are looking strong ahead of their Group D campaign against Denmark, Australia and Tunisia.

Argentina meanwhile are the most on-form team ahead of the World Cup, and are only two matches away from equalling Italy's unbeaten streak.

Surprisingly, Haaland snubbed Kevin De Bruyne's Belgium from his list. Belgium's Golden Generation has waned over the years, with only the Manchester City star standing tall.

Messi names World Cup favourites

Sports Brief had earlier reported that Lionel Messi is all set for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, as the 35-year-old hopes to lead Argentina to the country’s third World Cup title and the first of his career.

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La Albiceleste, backed by an in-form Messi, are among the favourites to win the World Cup that will begin in Qatar on November 20, although the PSG star is wary of two other nations.

Messi believes Brazil and France will be Argentina’s biggest threat to winning the tournament in Qatar, due to the quality of players both nations possess.

Source: Sports Brief News