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20 big questions heading into the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Let’s play 20 questions, the 2022 FIFA World Cup edition, as we asked our football writers what they are most excited about coming to Qatar.

John Molinaro, Devang Desai, Peter Galindo and Tristan DeMers provided big questions for each team in their group previews, and we’ve highlighted the top 20 below.

Argentina: Is this squad, with the best depth of quality they’ve had in years, the one who will finally lift Argentina to the top? – Peter Galindo

Brazil: Will Brazil’s dominant qualifying campaign translate to success at the World Cup? – Peter Galindo

Canada: How fit and healthy will Alphonso Davies be heading into the World Cup after the Canadian suffered a hamstring injury against Bayern Munich earlier this month? – John Molinaro

Belgium: Can Belgium’s golden generation win the World Cup after reaching the semi-finals four years ago? – John Molinaro

Denmark: Can Denmark repeat their UEFA Nations League win against France at the World Cup to steal top spot in the group? – Tristan Demoers

united kingdom: Will Harry Kane’s goalscoring prowess be enough to power an England team struggling to find form? – Devong Desai

France: How much will the loss of N’Golo Kante and Paul Pogba affect France’s chances of defending their World Cup title? – Tristan Demoers

German: Can Hansie Fleck bring back the swagger to a team still feeling the effects of back-to-back disappointments in 2018 and 2021? – Devong Desai

Ghana: Ghana have the most exciting team on paper but will this translate on the pitch in Qatar? – Tristan Demoers

Japan: Will manager Hajime Moriasu’s decision leave a few veterans at home in favor of younger, hungry players? – Devong Desai

Mexico: Can beat Mexico in the end quinto partido (5th game) Damn? – Peter Galindo

Netherlands: Can the Netherlands overcome the lack of an experienced and clear-cut No. 1 starting goalkeeper on their roster? – John Molinaro

Poland: Will Robert Lewandowski lead the line on his own or as part of a strike that has varying degrees of success? – Peter Galindo

Portugal: What will Portugal do with Cristiano Ronaldo? – Tristan Demoers

Qatar: Can Qatar avoid joining South Africa (in 2010) as the only World Cup hosts not to advance from the group stage to the knockout stage? – John Molinaro

Spain: Spain are brimming with talent, boasting players of generational ability in their midfield, but will they have enough strength in the final third? – Devong Desai

Switzerland: Can Switzerland repeat their Euro 2020 form and reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup since 1954? – Peter Galindo

Uruguay: Will Uruguay’s combination of youth and experience prove to be a force in Group H? – Tristan Demoers

Wells: The MLS Cup Final was the ultimate example of a big game Gareth Bale™ but can anyone ride shotgun with him to the knockout stages? – Devong Desai

United States: Was the lackluster campaign a sign of a team set for disappointment in Qatar? – Devong Desai

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