The 2022 FIFA World Cup is coming and the only thing everyone wants to know is who will advance to the knockout stage and win the remaining 4 matches to win the tournament. Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Chicago Fire alumnus Bastian Schweinsteiger sat down with Deutsche Welle and told the news outlet which team he is supporting to win the World Cup. So who is it, Basti? (Hint: it’s not Germany).
“I would say France. They have the highest quality players and the best mix in their squad. If everyone is in shape, they are the biggest favourites,” Schweinsteiger said. “Just seeing Kylian Mbappé… it’s a joy, he’s a fantastic player. But this French team also has the experience of playing together in a big tournament. Coach Didier Deschamps knows exactly what he can ask players on the pitch.”
France is the current holders of the World Cup, winning the 2018 edition which was held in Russia. This tournament was probably one of the worst, if not the worst, tournament in German football in modern times. Schweinsteiger remembers this very well, but decided to focus on teams that have a decent chance of reaching and perhaps winning the final.
“Yes, I know. Who could forget that,” Schweinsteiger said with a laugh. “Brazil also have a great squad, of course. And Holland are in good shape too.”