World cup continues with favorites still in play


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The Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor hosted the inaugural ceremony of the world cup.

Estefani Zea, Sports Editor

After four years of waiting, the world cup is back. The International Federation of Association Football chose Qatar as the host for the world cup, where 32 countries faced off.
Qatar became the host nation after fulfilling the requirements and was announced at a ceremony on Dec. 10. The events are being held in the months of November and December.
The inaugural ceremony took place in Qatar’s Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor with a capacity of 60,000.
The main question is who will win? This year’s world cup is centered upon two favorite Southern American teams: Brazil, who has five world cups and Argentina, with two. Both previously faced each other in the 2021 Copa America in which Argentina beat Brazil by just one point.
This may be thrilling for some, but for others it is a downer. It is the last chance for many professionals to bring a big trophy home. This will be Brazilian player Neymar da Silva Santos Jr., Argentinean player Lionel Andres Messi and Portuguese player Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro last world cup. They have played against each other, with each other and now they all have to say goodbye to a big part of their lives.