The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is here starting Monday, November 21st. The RPS squad is ready to go with Playbooks, Core Plays, a Trust the Process video, and the most active Discord community in DFS.
Jaime Durand has been the lead soccer coordinator since RPS started. In this series of articles he will be previewing every team in the tournament, group by group, providing players to watch and of course, his pick to win the group.
Argentina comes in as one of the favorites to win the World Cup. This will be Lionel Messi’s final shot at raising the most prestigious trophy in sports so you can expect the best out of this Argentina team. With Mexico and Poland being the toughest test in the group stage for Argentina La Albiceleste should cruise to the next round not just with the help of Messi but with one of the most balanced teams in the tournament.
Top Players: Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria, and Lautaro Martinez
Players to watch: Julian Alvarez and Enzo Fernandez
El Tri is looking to get past the group stage for the second time in a row. In 2018 Mexico fell to Brazil in the round of 16 and will have their hands full here to make it back to playing in such a tough group. Mexico will need a result in their first game against Poland as those are the likeliest teams to join Argentina in the knockout round. Raul Jimenez was able to recover from injury just in time to be available for the World Cup. Mexico will need big performances from him and Napoli man Hirving Lozano to be able to have a shot at the next round. El Tri has nice veterans mixed with some good young players which should be enough to get them past Poland to lock up a spot in the next round.
Top Players: Raul Jimenez and Hirving Lozano
Players to watch: Alexis Vega
Poland will go as far as Robert Lewandowski can take them. The last three times Poland has made the World Cup they have not been able to get past the group stage. Lewandowski is joined by Piotr Zielinski who has been in great form at Napoli and those two on the field together will give Poland a shot. Ultimately I think Mexico is just a tad better and will do enough to go through and leave Poland in the group stage for the fourth time in a row.
Top Players: Robert Lewandowski and Piotr Zielinski
Players to watch: Sebastian Szymanski
Saudi Arabia might be the weakest team in the tournament. All of their players play In the Saudi league and should not have the manpower to compete with any of the other teams in this group. Salem Al-Dawsari is their best player and if they are to find a goal it would be through him. I do not expect them to score a lot of goals and honestly, this is the team to stack against when we see them on slates.
Top Players: Salem Al-Dawsari and Saleh Al-Shehri
Players to watch: Firas Al-Buraikan
Group C Predictions
Jaime: Argentina, Mexico, Poland and Saudi Arabia
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