Updated: Nov 17, 2022
One of the most exciting groups in the FIFA World Cup this year, the group of death, as called by many football fans is probably the most unpredictable group of all.
After a poor start to the world cup qualification campaign, Óscar Tabárez who managed the side for a period of 15 years got sacked.
Although Uruguay's world cup qualification looked uncertain, they managed to make it to Qatar 2022, thanks to their new man incharge
The south american side have been going through a transition, building up a good chemistry moreover moving in a new direction, leaving the old guard and filling up for the new ones, lining up in 4-2-3-1 / 4-3-3 / 4-1-4-1 formations.
World Cup squad 2022
Goalkeepers : Fernando Muslera, Sergio Rochet, Sebastian Sosa
Defenders : Ronald Araújo, Martin Caceres, Sebastian Coates, Jose Maria Giminez, Diego Godin, Mathias Olivera, Jose Luis Rodriguez, Guillermo Varela, Matias Vina
Midfielders : Rodrigo Bentancur, Nicolas De La Cruz, Facundo Pellistri, Lucas Torreira, Manuel Ugarte, Federico Valverde, Matias Vecino
Forwards : Agustin Canobbio, Edinson Cavani, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Maxi Gomez, Darwin Nunez, Luis Suarez, Facundo Torres.
Things have not been going as planned for this African side as they got knocked out in the group stages of AFCON, moreover qualified via a wierd penalty and away goal for WC.
This side is gonna bring those nostalgic moments back, when they play Uruguay. Not to forget the controversial Suarez hand ball in 2010 WC, Surely Ghana will not be going easy this time. Although they don't look favourites for the WC,some players have taken the Ghanaian nationality namely, Mohammed Salisu, Iñaki Williams, Eddie Nketiah, Tariq Lamptey, Callum Hudson-Odoi.
All eyes will be on Otto Addo, on how he ballances this side or will he? Only time will tell.
World Cup Squad 2022
Goalkeepers : Abdul Nurudeen, Richard Ofori, Joe Wollacott
Defenders : Daniel Amartey, Joseph Aidoo, Alexander Dijku, Tariq Lamptey, Gideon Mensah, Denis Odoi, Mohamed Salisu, Baba Rehman, Alidu Seidu
Midfielders : Majeed Ashimeru, Iddrisu Baba, Mohammed Kudus, Daniel Kofi-Kyereh, Thomas Partey
Forwards : Felix Afena-Gyan, Andre Ayew, Jordan Ayew, Osman Bukari, Joel Fameyeh, Abdul Fatawu Issahaku, Joseph Paintsil, Kamaldeen Sulemana, Iñaki Williams.
South Korea 🇰🇷
They have been the most consistent Asian team, who will be representing their nation for the 11th time, as they made it to Qatar 2022 with a 70% win rate in the World Cup Qualifiers.
Once again Son Heung-min will be carrying the burden of the nation on his shoulders, meanwhile Paulo Bento will have to execute his defensive approach and implement it, in order to cause a huge upset in group H.
World Cup Squad 2022
Goalkeepers : Kim Seung-Gyu, Jo Hyeon-Woo, Song Bum-Keun
Defenders : Kim Min-jae, Kim Young-Gwon, Kwon Kyung-Won, Cho Yu-Min, Kim Moon-Hwang, Yoon Jong-Gyu, Kim Tae-Hwan, Kim Jin-Su, Hong Chul
Midfielders : Jung Woo-Young, Son Jun-Ho, Paik Seung-Ho, Hwang In-Beom, Lee Jae-Sung, Kwon Chang-Hoon, Jeong Woo-Yeong, Lee Kang-In, Son Heung-min, Hwang Hee-Chan, Na Sang-Ho, Song Min-Kyu
Forwards : Hwang Ui-Jo, Cho Gue-Sung.
It has been a rolar coaster of a year for Fernando Santos' men, as they got knocked out of the UEFA Nations League in the dying moments of the match, not to forget the Euro Cup and Nations League trophies which he has in his bag.
Cristiano Ronaldo will certainly be on the spotlight, playing a world cup tournament probably for the last time, moreover Ronaldo and co will be highly charged. Fernando Santos isn't certain about his perfect starting XI yet, his side has plenty of talents which has caused utter confusion in his mind on should he play Leao, Felix or Horta up front, should he play Otavio/Bruno or Bernado in the midfield.
We have seen them play plenty of matches this year as 4-1-2-3 formation looks familiar to this side.
World Cup Squad 2022
Goalkeepers : Diogo Costa, Jose Sa, Rui Patricio
Defenders : Joao Cancelo, Diogo Dalot, Pepe, Ruben Dias, Danilo Pereira, Antonio Silva, Nuno Mendes, Rafael Guerrero
Midfielders : Bruno Fernandes, Bernado Silva, Ruben Neves, William Carvalho, Palhinha, Vitinha, Otavio, Matheus Nunes, Joao Mario
Forwards : Cristiano Ronaldo, Joao Felix, Rafael Leao, Ricardo Horta, Andre Silva, Goncalo Ramos.