Brazil legend Ronaldo Nazario has shared his prediction for the winner of the continued FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
The match has reached the semi-finals stage with France, Morocco, Argentina and Croatia being the 4 groups remaining.
La Albiceleste will tackle Croatia within the first semi-final tomorrow (13 December) whereas Les Bleus will face Morocco the next day.
Brazil, who have been touted by many because the favorites to win the competitors, have been eradicated by Croatia on penalties within the quarter-finals.
Ronaldo said that he was anticipating to see a Brazil vs France last on the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Nonetheless, now that his native facet have been eradicated, he has predicted Les Bleus to defend their title.
In an interview with AS, the two-time FIFA World Cup winner mentioned:
“My prediction was at all times a Brazil-France last. Brazil is gone, and France proper now’s the large favourite. Mbappé is having an awesome World Cup. He has unbelievable bodily and technical qualities. He could also be the most effective participant. He has a pure expertise and at 23 years previous, the expertise of getting received a World Cup.”
France have had a unbelievable FIFA World Cup marketing campaign up to now, barring a 1-0 loss towards Tunisia of their last group recreation. They beat Denmark and Australia to high their group earlier than seeing out Poland within the Spherical of 16 and England within the quarter-finals.
They’ve been led nicely in assault by Kylian Mbappe, who leads the Golden Boot race with 5 objectives. Olivier Giroud, in the meantime, has scored 4 objectives and in addition grew to become France’s all-time high goalscorer within the course of with 53 objectives.
Didier Deschamps on his future as France supervisor after 2022 FIFA World Cup
Following a 2-1 win over England, Deschamps was requested about his future after the match was over. He, nonetheless, shunned the query and pressured that he’s at the moment solely targeted on the semi-final towards Morocco.
He mentioned (by way of MARCA):
“Every factor in its personal time. It is nice to attain the targets set by the president. He’s joyful and many individuals I think about are joyful in France, however I wish to get pleasure from what we’ve achieved once more, that’s to say, to be once more among the many 4 greatest groups on the planet. Now I am serious about Wednesday’s recreation [against Morocco], nothing else.”
If Deschamps does go away the French staff after the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Zinedine Zidane is the favourite to take over. Nonetheless, it appears seemingly that the 2018 World Cup winner will stick with the staff till not less than the 2024 European Championships.