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Despite being over a year away, the Qatar 2022 World Cup is already becoming one of the most talked-about events on the football calendar.

And with it being the first World Cup to be held in the Middle East, expectations for this event are higher than ever. One of the main reasons for this is that tournament hosts have told the world to expect some amazing stadiums and tournaments in Qatar next year.


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However, regardless of how good the host nation prepares for this tournament, it is the players who make up a big part of World Cup events. After all, the players are what the competition is about, and they are the people that football fans come to watch. And for every World Cup, there are specific players that fans cannot wait to see in action on the pitch.

Here we will take a look at some of the top stars to watch out for in the Qatar 2022 World Cup. From Lionel Messi to Cristiano Ronaldo, there are certainly a lot of stars to keep your eyes on next year:


Cristiano Ronaldo continues to be one of the best football players in the world. Although he is now at an age where most players would have retired or would no longer be able to perform at the best of their ability, Ronaldo continues to defy the odds and impress us all.

Ronaldo is arguably one of the best and most famous players on and off the pitch, and his record of being the first person to reach over two hundred million followers on Instagram is a testament to the respect and love he commands the world over.

However, it is his talents on the pitch that make him one of the top stars to watch out for in Qatar. Not only is he a prolific goalscorer, having scored over seven hundred goals in his life, but he is also versatile, fast on and off the ball, and an intelligent player too. One thing is for certain, everyone will tune in to watch the Portugal matches if Ronaldo is on the team.


Many people argue that Messi is the best footballer in the world, and we can see why. From his dribbling and ball control ability to his unmatched goal-scoring talent, there has never been a player like him in footballing history.

Over the years, Messi has won almost all of football’s accolades; however, he has yet to win the FIFA World Cup. This means that during the 2022 World Cup, if Messi chooses to take part, he will do everything in his power to bring the trophy home.


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Unfortunately, many people predict that Messi will not take part in the 2022 World Cup. With age no longer on his side (35 years old by 2022), Messi may choose to stay at home in Portugal and support his team in other ways, such as cheering them on via social media.


In 2018, France were crowned World Cup winners. During the final, a 19-year-old player had the privilege of scoring the game’s finest goal. That player was Kylian Mbappe.


Since then, Mbappe has gone from strength to strength. In fact, he is now considered to be one of the best and most sought-after players in the world. Blessed with quick feet, speed, and excellent ball control as well as an outstanding dribbling ability, Mbappe is definitely one of the top stars to watch out for in Qatar.


Neymar is arguably one of the most popular South-American football players of all time. The Selecao star, who is also third on Brazil’s all-time scorers, is the player most fans want to watch during the World Cup.


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This is because Salah is an intelligent player, with impressive speed, technical ability, and an eye for the goal. Not only that, but he is also a team player.


Unlike most of the other players in this list, who play in attacking or midfield roles, Virgil van Dijk is a defender. However, he is considered to be one of the best defenders in the world, which is why he makes our list of the top stars to watch out for in Qatar.

The World Cup is one of the most anticipated and enjoyable footballing events on the calendar. Whether our country is playing or not, we all tune in to watch this event. But why is this? One of the main reasons people love watching the World Cup is because they get to see the best players in the world taking part in the same competition.

The good news for football fans is that, in the 2022 World Cup, there are likely to be some amazing players taking part. From Ronaldo to Lionel Messi, there are some amazing players that we cannot wait to see in action next year.

Arnold Lewis
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