Berlin, Germany | BAZZUP | For German coach Hansi Flick, the fact that several elite European football teams are currently struggling is a small consolation.
Two months before the 2022 FIFA World Cup begins, Germany, the 2014 champion, has joined the list of underperforming teams after a poor showing against Hungary in the Nations League and its first loss in 14 games under the former Bayern Munich manager.
Due to Italy’s failure to qualify for the World Cup, England, France, and Germany on the final meters appear to become troublemakers.
The African, Asian, and South American teams may be considering the possibility of ending the clear dominance of the European teams at the most recent World Cups because only Spain is doing well in the Nations League.
The previous four World Cup championships have been won by France, Germany, Spain, and Italy, respectively. Brazil last won the trophy in 2002.
Liverpool, Chelsea, and Manchester United in the Premier League, not to mention Juve, Inter Milan, and AC Milan in Italy, are also having difficulties in their respective leagues, despite being the dominant club team in Germany.
Many of the “usual suspects” appear to have lost their sense of direction.
Unknown ups and downs have become the norm. England is now in danger of being kicked out of the Nations League after losing to Hungary 4-0. Italy won 1-0 over England before losing 5-2 to Germany.
Due to significant investment, Europe continues to be the dominant force in football, but the 2022 World Cup may give Africa, Asia, and South America a chance to retaliate. At the very least, supporters hope to see their teams advance to the final eight or even the semifinals.
Brazil and Argentina were mentioned as the favorites for the 2022 Summer Olympics by Spanish national coach Luis Enrique.
Enrique remarked, “I see Argentina way ahead of the others followed by Brazil.”
Another prediction is that Qatar may host the Copa America final once more in 2021. The first major championship for Argentina’s national team was won by superstar Lionel Messi, who led Argentina to a 1-0 victory over Brazil in the championship game.