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The World Cup 2022 is finally upon us in what should be one of the most open tournaments in recent memory.

Broken by controversy off the field in the preparation, a football tournament is set to break out at Qatar 2022 with a number of contenders to win it.

France are defending champions and with world-class players throughout their squad, led by the irrepressible Kylian Mbappe up front, few would bet against them to win it again. That said, retaining a World Cup has proven very difficult lately.

Brazil bring with them one of the most talented groups in the tournament and in Neymar one of the in-form players in world football after a blistering start to the season with PSG.

The Argentinian rivals have perhaps their best and most complete squad in a generation it may well give Lionel Messi the best chance he’s ever had to add the only trophy that’s eluded him so far.

Gareth Southgate’s England reached the semi-finals four years ago in Russia before falling to the Euro 2020 final last summer. While expectations were dampened by a less than ideal run to the tournament, on their day they can mix it up with the best while Wales, on this stage for the first time in 64 years, have proven time and time again that they can shock anyone.

Even if the Three Lions end up disappointing the country, you could still be in with our World Cup draw kit.

Simply download from the link below, print and cut out the teams before drawing lots and noting who got who.

You can then split the pot as you see fit, perhaps with cash prizes for first, second and semi-finalists.

Then sit back, relax, and track your team’s performance throughout the tournament with The Independent.

Christy J. Olson