Updated: 24 June 2022
FIFA World Cup 2022: Most Anticipated Group Stage Matches of Qatar World Cup. The much-awaited 2022 FIFA World Cup is set to kick off in the month of November and as we all know, this edition of the quadrennial tournament will be hosted by Qatar for the first time ever. The stakes are as high as they get for all the 32 participating nations but the fans too are on their toes and can’t wait for the tournament to start so that they can cheer for their sides with full vigor.
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As The 2021-22 football season has ended, the fans are becoming even more impatient for the FIFA World Cup as they want some live football action as soon as possible. Well, they will not have to wait that long for it to happen as the new club season will start as soon as August.
However, the hype for FIFA World Cup is so much that it has inhibited fans’ excitement for the commencement of the new club season and all they can think about is the biggest football tournament in the World.
To keep up with the hype, we thus present to you this article wherein we shall be speaking of the most anticipated matches in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
1. USA vs Iran
While the on-field rivalry of some nations goes way back in time and is limited only to the game of football (Like Brazil and Argentina), the rivalry between some other nations is triggered by political actions and such is the case between the United States of America and Iran. As we all know, the USA did a major military movement (the infamous airstrike) in the country of Iran and their involvement in the latter’s internal issues has corroded the relations between the two nations.
Many fans are thus seeing it as a perfect opportunity for Iran to get perfect revenge by inflicting a crushing defeat over the USA in the 2022 World Cup as both of them have been drawn into the same group, i.e, Group B. They will take on each other on Matchday 3, 30th November 2022.
2. Spain vs Germany
When the two European footballing supergiants – Spain and Germany were drawn into the same group of 2022 FIFA World Cup, i.e, Group E, the fans immediately started calling it the group of death as the likes of Costa Rica and Japan were also present in the same group.
Spain and Germany will take on each other in Matchday 2 on 28th November 2022. Their matchup is definitely the most anticipated match in FIFA World Cup as both the teams have tremendous firepower in their squad and both the teams are led by two sensational managers – Luis Enrique of Spain and Hansi Flick of Germany.
3. Portugal vs Uruguay
Most of you must remember that Portugal and Uruguay faced off against each other in the Round of 16 of the 2018 France World Cup. Cristiano Ronaldo and his men were eliminated by a resilient Uruguay that had Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani up front to lead them.
The two sides will once again face each other this year on 29th November in the Qatar World Cup as they have been drawn into the same group, i.e, Group H. It will thus be a wonderful opportunity for Portugal to get their revenge against Uruguay.