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2022 FIFA World Cup Top Players to Watch

By Jeff Stinger

The full field for the 2022 FIFA World Cup is set. We have stacked groups and aspiring players looking to make a mark in the prestigious event. With the clock winding down, Nitrobetting keeps you updated with the latest soccer odds and news. Below, we cover the 2022 FIFA World Cup winners group sleepers preview.

Which Players To Watch at The 2022 FIFA World Cup

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Kylian Mbappe – France

Paris Saint-Germain star forward Kylian Mbappe is arguably the most anticipated player to watch in November. At 19, he became the second teenager–after Pelé, to score in a World Cup Final. After helping his nation overcome Croatia, four goals to two, he received the FIFA World Cup Best Young Player Award. Mbappe closed his debut World Cup campaign with four goals to his name.

The Frenchman recorded 38 goals and 26 assists in his previous season for PSG. His speed, agility, footwork, and natural talent make him among the best players to watch at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Mbappe is also a +800 favorite to win the top goalscorer award in Qatar.

Lionel Messi – Argentina

The 35-year-old winger is in the twilight of his career. There are a few good years left in him, but this is likely going to be his final World Cup appearance. What makes us excited about his presence this year is the fact that Messi just won the 2021 Copa America. This gives him good momentum on the international stage and a strong contender for top goalscorer at +1,100.

As for his club achievements at PSG, he scored 11 goals in 34 appearances across three competitions. With Neymar and Mbappe making up the trio of attackers, Messi can take it easy and hold onto a playmaker role. That said, the Rosario native registered 15 assists in his 2021-22 club campaign.

Harry Kane – England

Harry Kane holds an impressive international record. In 73 games for England, the Tottenham Hotspur player scored 50 goals. This gives him an average of 0.68 goals per game and a favorite to snatch the top goalscorer award at +600, ahead of France’s Kylian Mbappe.

The 29-year-old has been with the England men’s national soccer team since 2015. He plays a crucial role in Gareth Southgate’s system. In his 2021-22 club football campaign, he managed to score 27 goals in 50 games played. The London native also has a knack for dishing out assists, recording ten assists across five competitions.

Cristiano Ronaldo – Portugal

Of course, a feature with Lionel Messi calls for the inclusion of Cristiano Ronaldo. Most think the Portuguese star is past his prime, but there’s no question that he will go down as one of the best players we’ve seen at the World Cup. Scoring 117 goals in 189 appearances for his country, Ronaldo holds the all-time leading goalscorer in men’s international soccer.

Ronaldo has faced turmoil since returning to Manchester United. Despite missing out on the Champions League this year, the center forward found the back of the net 24 times across four competitions. Additionally, he has three assists to his name in the 2021-22 season. The Portugal captain joins his final World Cup as +1,100 to win the top goalscorer award.

Vinicius Junior – Brazil

Hailing from São Gonçalo, Brazil, Vinicius Junior is a competent name in the World Cup top goalscorer talks as a +2,500 pick. While Neymar is a name synonymous with the Brazilian squad. However, Vinicius Junior is one of the hottest players in modern soccer. In his 2021-22 season, the Real Madrid star winger logged 22 goals and 20 assists on the road to a La Liga-Champions League combo with The Meringues.

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