As we wait at the edge of our seats for Monday, the 21st of November, to arrive, we cannot help but mull over the eight different groups and which squad is likely to come out on top. While we’ll only be discussing our favorite team in World Cup Group D here, you can find all the information you need about all the other groups here.
World Cup 2022 Group D Participants
The lucky draw was on the 1st of April, but Australia, Denmark, France, and Tunisia are in World Cup Group D. Of these four national teams, we’ll be rooting for Les Bleus to lead and qualify for the next round. Here’s why!
France as Group D Winners
Didier Deschamps, the current head coach of France, is intimately familiar with World Cup success. He did it first in 1998 when he led the French team to success as captain and replicated that success more recently as coach in 2018. Of course, with the exemplary array of talent at his disposal, it doesn’t take much imagination to see him helping Les Bleus to their third World Cup ever. He has Alphonse Areola and Hugo Lloris to call in goal, and Benjamin Pavard, Lucas Hernandez, and Dayot Upamecano in defense. Meanwhile, N’Golo Kante, Jordan Veretout, and Adrien Rabiot control the midfield, and a clutch of striking potential ranging from Antoine Griezmann and Karim Benzema to Wissam Ben Yedder and Kylian Mbappe to choose from in attack. He can use his trademark defend-and-counter approach or experiment with more expansive play. Either way, he has a well-oiled team that can execute any strategy flawlessly. Consequently, we don’t see any team posing a real challenge to them in this Group.
What To Expect From Other Teams
The First-place spot in the Group might be a given for France, but every other area remains heavily contested. While the Tunisia we’ve seen recently is nothing like the powerful squad they used to be, they’re remarkably cagey and can prove tough to beat. This analysis is by the play’s style, and they opted for in qualifying and their results. On the other hand, Denmark has been impressive, showing us a new and exciting side to them during the Euros. We’ll be looking at what the likes of Casper Schmeichel and Christian Eriksen can pull off this time around. So far, Australia has been less than impressive. They’ve bumbled through qualifying and only managed to make it to the World Cup over Peru thanks to the dancing antics of the 33-year-old goalie, Andrew Redmayne. Of course, we’re counting on the possibility that they haven’t shown all their cards yet and still have something in the bag to astound us, the audience.
The Group with France is looking to lead it, and either Denmark or Tunisia is coming in second. But how will things play out in reality?