FIFA World Cup 2022 Preview
2022 brought with it the second edition of the FIFA World Cup since the beginning of this save, and it was an exciting time for our (relatively) young stars. While almost every single one of our players were regular senior internationals, a number of teams failed to qualify for the world's most prestigious football tournament. There were, indeed, big surprises as both England & Holland failed to make the cut.
Despite the surprise absentees, a grand total of seven of our contestants would play in the 2022 edition of the World Cup, representing six different nations. For some, it was not their first major international tournament, while it was a tournament debut for others.
To Play At FIFA World Cup 2022
Croatia | Dick Trickle
Denmark | Mikkel Bie & Phillip Budtz
France | Han Cock
Germany | Hans Down
Sweden | Johan Eriksson
Ukraine | Genie
Sweden Would Face Hosts Australia In An Easy Group
Lucky for Sweden, they got the easiest group possible. Hosts Australia (with the WC being taken from Qatar), were the top seeds, due to their host status, and second seeds Sweden would have been delighted with having Senegal and Canada for opposition. Needless to say, Johan Eriksson & Sweden were expected to qualify comfortably.
Germany Would Face Argentina In An Interesting Group B
Two heavyweights and two not-so-heavyweights in this group. The superpower of Argentina would prove to be, by far, the toughest test of the group for Hans Down & Germany, but Ghana & Uzbekistan were not to be underestimated. Anybody can win in a World Cup tournament.
France Were Happy With Their Draw Having Evaded Other Big Sides
Han Cock & France would have been delighted with news of their draw, but were under no illusion of the quality of Mexico and Bosnia & Herzegovina. Nigeria completed the group, with France tipped as the favourites to win the competition.
Denmark Were Handed The Group Of Death
For Mikkel Bie & Phillip Budtz the proposition of playing both Spain and Uruguay in the group stage was a daunting one. The qualities of South Korea (with Son Heung-Min in particular) were well documented, and Denmark would do well to progress, with two of the competition's most successful nations standing in their way.
Croatia & Ukraine Would Face Off In A Group Which Contained The Seleção
Dick Trickle of Croatia and Genie of Ukraine would face off in an exciting group, which also contained the mighty Brazil and Guinea, a nation growing in football stature. It was our only contestant clash in the group stages, but what an exciting one!
*NOTE* Updates on the World Cup to begin on Monday.