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Qatar 2022 World Cup: Who are the favorites for David Beckham?

The former soccer player is one of the World Cup ambassadors and will be at the World Cup draw in Doha.

Beckham is one of the main ambassadors of Qatar 2022.
Beckham is one of the main ambassadors of Qatar 2022.

With 24 hours to go before the draw for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, where the eight groups for the 32 teams will be decided, David Beckham, one of the main ambassadors of the World Cup and three-time World Cup participant, spoke in an intimate interview with FIFA's official website.

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The former midfielder and current majority owner of MLS club Inter Miami said England could be among the contenders for the trophy to be awarded on December 18 at Lusail Stadium, 15 kilometers north of Doha.

However, he also acknowledged that there are other teams that are his favorites to win the Cup, among them Argentina, Brazil, and France, which will have to defend it after beating Croatia at the Russia 2018 World Cup.

"When you think about the World Cup you automatically talk about Brazil, Argentina, and France. They are all great nations that have won a lot," acknowledged the former Manchester United and Real Madrid star, on who he sees as favorites.

Which team does Beckham think would be the surprise team?

About Denmark, he considered that they could be the revelation: "I'm excited to see them play. I think they could be a big surprise. They have had a good preparation and they always do quite well in important tournaments".

At the same time, he said he is looking forward to seeing the host nation, Qatar: "They have a young team that has been together for a long time. They know each other well and I think the atmosphere in the stadiums will cheer them up."

Why does he think England can win?

Speaking about the England team, which recently reached the final of Euro 2020 and lost to Italy, Spice Boy noted, "My expectations are always high. I feel Gareth Southgate, the manager, has done an incredible job. We have a team that has been together for quite a few years. I feel this is a real opportunity for us. We're in good shape".

At the same time, he detailed that the proximity between the stadiums will be beneficial for all the teams: "It is a great benefit. The farthest a team will have to travel is 40 to 45 minutes by bus. In the World Cups, I played in, it could take me two or three days to recover from the game and travel. For a player, Qatar offers the perfect setup."

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