It's all the luck of the draw!
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The hosts with the most? Qatar showed a lot of fight, making it to the CONCACAF Gold Cup Semi-Final in 2021, but will the home-pitch advantage be enough to get out of the group stage?
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Ecuador is one of seven teams not in the top 32 in points, so they are truly underdogs. A single win would be a major accomplishment.
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Sadio Mané crushed his Liverpool teammate Mo Salah's hopes of making the World Cup in the AFCON qualifiers. But it was no accident — this squad is ranked 20th for a reason.
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The Dutch have plenty of talent, but after a poor performance in the UEFA Euro Round of 16, a bit of doubt has been cast over them.
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Harry Kane leads the way for the English, but will they finally make a deep push out of the group stage?
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Iran has had a solid squad since 2018, and now they have even more experience under their belt. Ehsan Hajsafi leads a squad hitting their prime.
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The stars and stripes are back in the World Cup after a disappointing finish to the qualifiers four years ago. They are younger and more unpredictable, so it will be interesting to see if they can find the back of the net right out of the gate.
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Once Ukraine and Scotland play each other in the EURO semi-final, the winner will take on Wales for this World Cup spot.
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The only other time Canada made a World Cup, Argentina won the whole thing. Is it finally Messi's time?! Very excited to watch this squad.
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A disappointing outing last World Cup, but they ended on a high note with a win against a banged-up Egypt.
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All our neighbors are here! Mexico feels like they have missed a step, but they can still be a dangerous squad.
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Lewandowski will be at the World Cup, so in a way, we're all winners. He has a lot to shoulder, but no opponent will want to be on the receiving end of his foot.
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The defending champs. Kylian Mbappé is only 23! This France national team has just as much talent as before, and I still feel like people are sleeping on them.
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In June, one of these three teams will earn this spot via an intercontinental playoff.
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From the great goalkeeping of Kasper Schmeichel to the wonderful story of Christian Eriksen returning as captain after collapsing on the pitch in 2021, Denmark will have plenty of things going for them this fall.
Tunisia qualified again for the second World Cup in a row. They got a win against Panama last time, so the goal should be a win and a draw minimum.
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Spain isn't as strong as they have been in years past, but don't sleep on them. De Gea will have his hands full with some great strikers making the World Cup this year.
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CONCACAF vs. Oceania in June for this World Cup spot.
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The Germans are a little younger in the back, but still have plenty of firepower. Of all the teams in Pot 2, they are the ones other teams wanted to see the least.
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Watch out for Takumi Minamino, one of their better scorers sporting the number 10.
The Belgians are LOADED with talent, from Eden Hazard to Kevin De Bruyne. I see them as legitimate favorites to win the whole thing.
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O' CANADA?! That's right — our neighbors qualified for their second World Cup ever! How will they compete after a hot qualification? Only time will tell.
Twenty-fourth in the FIFA rankings, but the expectations should still be to escape the group stage.
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They were so close to lifting gold last time but fell short to France. At 36, this is most likely Luka Modrić's last ride, and what a ride it has been.
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Seemingly the universal favorites, Brazil has a high-powered offense and high expectations for Neymar Jr. to deliver.
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Serbia is a solid squad worthy of qualification, but it will be interesting to see what they can do against the 24 other teams ranked ahead of them.
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The Swiss are always pretty good, but can they beat a Pot 1 team in their group? Shaqiri is always a competitive player to watch, so keep an eye on him.
Cameroon was one of two shockers to come out of AFCON qualifiers. A big comeback against Algeria helped them win on away goals.
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Ronaldo's curtain call for Portugal. I don't know how well they will fair in the World Cup, but it will be nice to see one of the best ever give it one last shot.
The Black Stars knocked Nigeria out on away goals, but qualification is qualification. Make no mistake — they have some talented guys on this squad, like Jordan Ayew and Thomas Partey.
Don't mess with Uruguay. Luis Suárez, Edinson Cavani, and Diego Godín all might be staring at their last chance for World Cup glory, so expect them to win or go down fighting.
All eyes are on Son. The Korean squad itself will have a tough time matching up against some top teams, but if Son gets loose with green grass ahead of him, watch out.
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