The FIFA World Cup 2022 will be held in Qatar from 21st November to 18th December this year.
32 national teams will be gathered in the Arab country this winter, to compete for the highest honour in football history.
Among those nations, many top class players worldwide will participate in the tournament, including a few of the greatest players in football history.
Mbappe: The French Arrow
Kylian Mbappe from France is one of the most famous football players worldwide currently. The Paris Saint-Germain superstar is reported as the most valuable player nowadays, worth more than 200 million euros.
Mbappe is well known for his fast speed, outstanding shooting skills and great scoring sense. He is the key player to help France to win the World Cup title in 2018, while scoring a goal in the final against Croatia.
The 23 years old forward is considered one the most focused players in the Qatar tournament, as his performance might decide the result of the defending champion.
Messi and Ronaldo: The Legends
Lionel Messi is a significant player in the Qatar World Cup, as this could be the last time for him to play in this major tournament.
The 35 years old Argentinian legend who now serves PSG, had participated four times in World Cup events, and led his nation to advance into the 2014 final, but lost to Germany after extra time. He was awarded the Golden Ball of World Cup 2014.
Although close to the retiring age, Messi still had an outstanding performance in both club and national team, while leading Argentina to win the Copa America in 2021.
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo is another football legend who will play in his last FIFA World Cup tournament.
The 37 years old Portuguese superstar is having a low condition this season while serving Manchester United. He had been doubted about his ability to continue his career as a top class player.
The best scorer of national competitions of all time is hoping to lead his nation to triumph in the Qatar event, however, Portugal is not the favourites of champions as they lack strength overall.
Neymar and Lewandowski
Brazilian Neymar is another player to grab much attention in this winter FIFA World Cup.
As another superstar from the PSG Trio, the 30 year old playmaker is the leader to bring the South America nation to fight for their sixth World Cup title.
With outstanding Samba style football skills, Neymar is expected to help Brazil to advance further in the Qatar tournament, as he has plenty of famous and talented teammates such as Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo, Raphinha, Antony, Gabriel Jesus and Richarlison.
Meanwhile, Robert Lewandowski is having much more difficulty leading his Poland national team to go further in the World Cup 2022.
The two times Ballon d’Or awards winner is one of the greatest strikers in football history, however, due to the overall strength of team Poland which is hard to compete with other favourite teams, the aged 34 Barcelona superstar might find that he is tough to save his nation with less support and assist.