Carlo Ancelotti names 2 favorites to win 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar

manager Carlo Ancelotti has named reigning champions France and record holders as the two favorites to win the 2022 FIFA in .

The Los Blancos boss was speaking to Il Messaggero when he picked both France and Brazil as frontrunners for the tournament later this year.

He also tipped Argentina, Spain, England, and Germany to cause problems, saying (via Daily Mail).

“Brazil and France are the strongest teams, then I say Argentina, there is always [Lionel] Messi.”

He added:

“Spain is the other big one to watch. I add England and Germany, teams that have begun a process of renewal.”

France are the holders having won the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, beating Croatia 4-1 in the final.

Didier Deschamps’ side have a squad brimming with talent and real strength in depth.

Ancelotti’s Madrid talisman Karim Benzema will be part of a World Cup for the first time since 2014.

The 2022 Ballon d’Or favorite will line up with the likes of and N’Golo Kante.

Meanwhile, Brazil have been a side reborn since their disappointing 2018 World Cup campaign in which they could only make it to the quarter-finals.

Selecao were defeated 2-1 by Belgium and couldn’t add to the record five titles they have won in the past.

Tite’s side boasts a good mix of youth and experience with the likes of Neymar, Raphinha, and Thiago Silva.

Brazil hasn’t won the World Cup since 2002 and will want to start reaching the latter stages once again

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