USMNT chances at the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup

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There has been a buzz around America in recent times, especially as we get ever closer to the start of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

While it is a tournament of firsts including being played in the winter and not the summer, it will be the first time that the USMNT will be participating in the tournament since making their last appearance in Brazil in 2014.

Indeed, coupled with the fact that bettors are now able to involve themselves in placing wagers on the upcoming tournament here at as they watch their team compete, it is no secret that many have been pondering just how well the USMNT will be able to do and how far they can go in the Middle East.

Group B looks testing

There is no doubt that Group B could have been a little more favorable for America, with the team set to face Wales, England, and Iran in order to try and qualify for the Round of 16 stage of the competition; a stage that the team typically does well to reach when they participate in the tournament.

The USMNT managed to reach the Last 16 in the two previous appearances (2014 and 2010), however there may be some doubts among those that are betting on the FIFA World Cup this year that the same result may be possible.

England are expected to dominate the group and take top position, while it will likely be a shootout between Wales and the USA for second place. Nonetheless, each game is going to be incredibly tricky, and Iran simply can not be ruled out of providing a surprise or upset.

For the Americans, though, the game against Wales is perhaps going to be the decider of the group stage for these two teams, as it would be possible to infer that the winner of this game will be the one to take second and qualify for the Round of 16.

USMNT is talented

It is impossible to deny, though, that the USMNT will be able to boast a talented squad for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup, which is why the Americans have proven to be a popular outside bet across a couple of markets for punters who are already wagering on the competition.

Indeed, the team has talent likely including “Captain America” Christian Pulisic, Tyler Adams, Brenden Aaronson, Weston McKennie, and Jesus Ferreira all potentially able to make a difference for Gregg Berhalter’s side throughout the tournament.

Aside from these players, they also have numerous other key individuals who are competing across Europe and in the MLS at the highest level, thus giving the squad the nouse and the know-how regarding what it takes to compete at the top and in the biggest games.

Final Thoughts

As mentioned, the USMNT has a tricky group and one that could be extremely tough to navigate successfully, however given the talent that they have available to them to call upon, there is no denying that it is very possible for the Americans to potentially escape the group and reach the Round of 16 as a minimum once again.