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 had been touted by many because the favorites to win the competitors, had 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. Nevertheless, 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 all the time a Brazil-France last. Brazil is gone, and France proper now’s the massive favourite. Mbappé is having a fantastic 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 He has a pure expertise and at 23 years outdated, the expertise of getting gained a World Cup.”
France have had a improbable FIFA World Cup marketing campaign to this point, barring a 1-0 loss in opposition to Tunisia of their last group sport. They beat Denmark and Australia to prime their group earlier than seeing out Poland within the Spherical of 16 and England within the quarter-finals.
They’ve been led effectively in assault by Kylian Mbappe, who leads the Golden Boot race with 5 objectives. Olivier Giroud, in the meantime, has scored 4 objectives and likewise grew to become France’s all-time prime 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, nevertheless, shunned the query and harassed that he’s at the moment solely targeted on the semi-final in opposition to 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 comfortable and many individuals I think about are comfortable in France, however I wish to get pleasure from what we’ve got achieved once more, that’s to say, to be once more among the many 4 finest groups on the earth. Now I am enthusiastic about Wednesday’s sport [against Morocco], nothing else.”
If Deschamps does depart the French staff after the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Zinedine Zidane is the favourite to take over. Nevertheless, it appears probably that the 2018 World Cup winner will stick with the staff till no less than the 2024 European Championships.