The world’s expectations for the impending 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar is extremely high, and former Argentina skipper Javier Mascherano is no exemption, as he believes the competition won’t just be exciting, but will boost performances on the pitch.
Mascherano is loaded with expectation with respect to this year’s FIFA World Cup™ in Qatar and waiting to see how the compact nature of the competition will work out.
The 38-year-old former defensive midfielder showed up in four World Cups for La Albiceleste, including a run to the final in 2014. Altogether, he acquired 147 caps for his nation and scored three goals.
With Qatar 2022 not too far off, the FIFA World Cup™ ambassador gave his contemplations on this year’s competition, which will start off at Al Bayt stadium on 20 November when Host Qatar face Ecuador.
According to Mascherano, when the competition begins, large numbers of the players will show up fresher, as they might be halfway through their club seasons. And the world will see the players at an alternate degree of energy and fervor compared with past competitions.
Mascherano said Africa first hosted the competition in South Africa in 2010 – and Qatar will do same throughout the entire existence of a middle East country. The argentine former star figures it will be an extraordinary feeling to watch or be in Qatar this time.
His country Argentina got their spot for Qatar 2022 last November, and with such a skilled team of players, Mascherano is extremely certain Lionel Messi and his team can make an impact at this year’s World Cup.
In the mean time, Brazil is also one of the top picks by several pundits because of their set of experiences. They have an extremely solid team.
The World Cup is a huge challenge for Challenge for Qatar, and the country will need to showcase all the hard work they have put in to prepare for this competition.