With Qatar 2022 right around the corner, this tournament could see the final push for players to finally secure their World Cup legacies, while youngsters will look to start their World Cup journey as they mean to go on.
The tournament this December could be the last time the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Luka Modric. These four will be especially eager to win the biggest competition in world football, never having won it before, despite Messi and Modric both reaching the final in 2014 and 2018 respectively.
The 2021 Euros winners Italy missed out on World Cup Qualification, but the other finalists will be looking to truly make their mark on the World Cup. The particularly young England team is stacked full of talent and could be a big threat at the competition, looking to bring silverware home for the first time since 1966 after coming so close on home soil in the Euros.
Kylian Mbappe and a star-studded French team could win back-to-back World Cups, something that would solidify both Mbappe and the team as World Cup legends. Along with this, both the US and Canada are making an appearance in Qatar, with their young squads hoping to highlight North America’s football talent.
However, will any of these players ever be able to outdo Pele’s World Cup legacy?