Despite the absences of Pogba, Kanté and Kimpembe, France remains the big favorite for the World Cup in Qatar.
In France, the time is not really for optimism before the World Cup when Didier Deschamps was forced to compose his list without Paul Pogba, Ngolo Kanté, Mike Maignan or Presnel Kimpembe. Executive players are missing and as a result, French supporters are approaching this World Cup with a lot of uncertainty and doubts. Despite this, the French team remains one of the big favorites for the final victory in Qatar. The Blues supporters doubt it, but not the future opponents of Kylian Mbappé, Karim Benzema and company. Asked by Movistar about the favorites at the World Cup, Lionel Messi did not take long before dropping the name of the French team, which remains one of the most formidable teams on the board according to the Paris n°30. Saint Germain. The latter undoubtedly still has in mind the volcanic round of 16 between Argentina and France at the 2018 World Cup, which ended in success for the Blues with an incredible score of 4-3.
Lionel Messi is afraid of the French team
— French team ⭐⭐ (@equipedefrance) November 14, 2022
“Any team is complicated, whatever its name. It’s hard to win. We haven’t had many clashes against European teams either. I think we arrived at the right time but we must not fall into the error of people’s madness and believe that we are favourites. You have to be realistic and take it step by step. I think France, even though they have had injured players, have terrible potential. They have a lot of players and a coach who has been in the same group for a long time. They have already won a World Cup. Brazil has a block of high quality players and a lot of imbalance players. They have a nine, they have Ney… I think we have a very good group.” launched Lionel Messi, who therefore mainly fears France and Brazil, the teams of his teammates Kylian Mbappé and Neymar during this World Cup in Qatar. Nothing really surprising since France, Brazil but also Argentina are regularly cited as the three big favourites.