The 32 Teams Captain are expected to proudly lead their country in 2022’s World Cup.
The FIFA World Cup gets nearer and closer every day. 32 nations are preparing for a rollercoaster of emotions. On the frontline 32, Team Captain is preparing to lead their nations in Qatar. In this piece, we will look at the 32 captains of teams who have been selected for the World Cup in November, group by group.
Qatar Team Captain: Hassan Al-Haydos
Hassan Al-Haydos might be considered to be a Qatari legend Team Captain. He was a player for Qatari Club Al-Sadd throughout his entire career, he played in 261 games and scored scores of 84 goals for them. He has played alongside players like the current Barcelona manager Xavi and was named as the best Qatari player in 2014 in the poll. He was voted just 58 of 104 votes from an expert panel composed of coaches, analysts, and administrators. He holds the record for his country’s appearance maker, with 163 caps, and the fourth-highest goal scorer with 33 goals as a Team Captain.
Ecuador Team Captain: Enner Valencia
Enner Valencia has become an Ecuadorian legend, who plays for clubs like West Ham and Everton. He’s currently at Turkish club Fenerbahce which came in third in their league last year. Valencia is known for hitting shots that are extremely powerful and the first West Ham goal having been an impressive 25-yard shot, which was clocked at 98 km/h. At first, he was a winger. He was tested as a striker following the sudden death of former Birmingham City forward Christian Benitez, who was only 27. Valencia is the most prolific scoring player for Ecuador with 35 goals in 72 matches with Ecuador. South American nation.
Senegal Team Captain: Kalidou Koulibaly
The Senegalese captain Kalidou Koulibaly has been a constant in Italian SSC Napoli’s defense which is the club he’s been with since the year 2014. Although he was born in France and has Senegalese status because of his parents being Senegalese and for whom was his first appearance in the year 2015. He has played with the top attackers around the globe including in both the Serie A and Champions League.
He could have been a part of France and manager Didier Deschamps clamored to sign him up however, he chose Senegal for the reason that he wanted the purpose of helping “write the story of the future of Senegal football” and has succeeded with 62 appearances for Senegal but he has yet not able to score an international strike. He hopes to change that in Qatar.
Netherlands Team Captain: Virgil van Dijk
The most outstanding defender on the planet The Dutchman was unable to play at Euro 2020 due to his injury, however, since his return, he has displayed the same level of professionalism the way he has always displayed. It is the only defensive player to be awarded the UEFA Male Player of the Year award and his win came in the year 2019. As a player for Liverpool the player has won every trophy possible at the club level however, he is yet looking to add an international trophy to his trophy collection. The second most expensive defenseman in the world has played 47 times in the Dutch national team and scored five goals during the same period of time.
Team Captain of England: Harry Kane
Harry Kane is a name that is well-known all over the globe. A Tottenham player for the entirety of his existence, Harry Kane is considered one of the top strikers around the world. The Englishman was released from Arsenal’s academy due to being “too chubby” according to Arsenal academy manager Liam Brady. After a brief test in Watford, Tottenham signed him which is why Tottenham is where he’s been for the last three years.
A striker who is aware of where the ball is Kane has made 73 appearances for England as well as scoring 53 goals. He has played in his team Three Lions to the World Cup semi-finals of 2018 as well as winning the Euro 2020 final. He’ll be hoping to improve his performance this time around and to win the tournament.
Team Captain of Iran: Ehsan Hajsafi
Ehsan Hajsafi plays as a middle fielder and is now left-back. His playing experience includes a variety of clubs, with the most notable being the club he is currently with AEK Athens. The 32-year-old has been a player with Iran since 2008 and has played in 119 games for the Asian country, scoring seven goals. Participating in the World Cup 2018, he faced opponents such as Spain as well as Portugal. At the World Cup 2014 World Cup, he had been up against Argentina. He’s hoping to spark sparks in Iran in this tournament.
Team Captain of USA: Christian Pulisic
Named “Captain America”, the Hershey-born Wideman is a regular fixture for Chelsea. As the youngest player to achieve a hat-trick with Chelsea and scoring it at only 21 in the match against Burnley He is definitely an integral component of Chelsea’s plans for the future. He has been a part of the USA national team since the year 2016. He made his debut for the senior team with the German team Borussia Dortmund on the 24th of January 2016. He made his USA debut shortly after on the 29th of March, 2016. He’s made 51 appearances with the USA senior side, scoring 21 goals. He was a winner of his place in the CONCACAF Nations League, with his penalty during extra time being the winner.
Team Captain of Wales: Gareth Bale
The former Real Madrid forward has recently signed with MLS club LAFC after the expiration of his current contract. This will likely make sure he’s match-fit ready for World Cup. The Welshman has helped to end the sixty-year World Cup hiatus, with his free-kick against Ukraine in the play-off final, which deflected off Andriy Yarmolenko, before crossing the line as the only goal scored in the game. This Real Madrid icon has made more than 106 appearances for Wales as well as scoring 39 goals. This is likely to be his final World Cup, as reports suggest he was considering quitting in the event that Wales were not able to be able to qualify.
Argentina Team Captain: Lionel Messi
One of the most successful players ever. Lionel Messi, playing for PSG is among the top players on the planet and is still a formidable player at just 35 years old. The Argentine has already won both the Copa America and the inaugural Finalissima this year and is hoping to be able to claim 3 wins out of 3 with regard to international trophies that are available to him. Because it’s likely to be his final World Cup, the seven-time Ballon D’Or winner will try to emulate the feat that legendary Diego Maradona managed in 1986 and take home this year’s World Cup for Argentina.
Saudi Arabia Team Captain: Salman Al-Faraj
Another one-club man likes Al-Haydos. Salman Al-Faraj has spent his entire life with the Saudi soccer club Al-Hilal FC. He was part of their youth program and has played in 208 games for the club and scored 17 goals. The midfielder made more than 68 matches with Saudi Arabia’s national team. Saudi Arabia national team, scoring eight goals.
One of the most memorable of these, however, is surely his penalty spot in the match against Egypt during the 2018 World Cup. Saudi Arabia ended up winning the game 2-1
Mexico Team Captain: Andres Guadardo
Guadardo was a player in the ranks of Mexican club Atlas however, he’s lived the majority of his time in Spain with 325 appearances together with Deportivo La Coruna, Valencia as well as Real Betis. The midfielder has played more than 175 games for Mexico which is where he is credited with scoring 28 goals. His Mexico debut was in December of 2005 just four months following his debut as a senior. But, after a stellar 17-year professional career Guadardo is expected to be Guadardo’s final World Cup.
Poland Team Captain Robert Lewandowski
One of the top strikers around the globe. The Polish hitman, currently playing for Bayern Munich, is Poland’s highest-scoring player in history and is also the nation’s top all-time scorer, having scored the most caps with 132 and 76 goals in this Central European nation. But, astonishingly, the Polish frontman isn’t able to score any World Cup goal. He’s hoping to make a difference this year.
France Team Captain: Hugo Lloris
The Frenchman is among the top goalkeepers in the world. Although he’s only 35, he’s got plenty of fuel left and surely has more than enough to play in the 2022 World Cup. He is an iconic Tottenham legend, having played more than 336 games with Tottenham, the London club. He also has played 139 times for France and will be hoping that his team will be as retaining champions.
Australia Team Captain: Mat Ryan
It is the Australian shot-stopper who is now a popular name on the Australia team roster since 2012, and also Marc Schwarzer’s departure. The Australian has been a part of clubs such as Brighton, Valencia, and Arsenal and has played in the two World Cups. This will be the very first World Cup where he is the captain and he hopes to make it an unforgettable one.
Denmark Team Captain: Simon Kjaer
The Danish player has managed to come back from a variety of serious injuries. He’s also managed to nail to his place on the winning Scudetto AC Milan team and is expected to assume the captaincy after the expiration of Alessio Romagnoli’s current contract as captain. Also, he is known for helping medical personnel in the event that teammate Christian Eriksen collapsed during Euro 2020 the tournament, which earned him international acclaim.
Tunisia Team Captain: Youssef Msakni
The Tunisian captain has previous experience in Qatar as he is currently employed by Al-Duhail. He was last season on loan at Al Arabi, where the forward scored 10 goals in 20 games. Msakni has played 84 times for Tunisia with 17 goals scored. Msakni first made the Tunisia debut at the age of 19 years old in a friendly match, however, he has been a regular for the team ever since.
Spain Team Captain: Sergio Busquets
Normally, this is the same Sergio, Sergio Ramos of PSG. But, he’s not been selected to play by Spain as well as Luis Enrique since 2020, which is why Sergio Busquets’s name was included here. He is a Barcelona Veteran, who played for Barcelona all of his life and has played in 137 games for Spain and has scored two goals. At 33, it could be his final World Cup, but also his first time as captain as long as Ramos isn’t included in the team.
Costa Rica Team Captain: Bryan Ruiz
The attacking midfielder is not new to the armband of the captain. He wore it with Belgian club Genk aged 21 in 2007. Since then, he’s been a part of teams such as Fulham as well as PSV. He made his debut for the international team in 2005. The attacking midfielder has played an appearance in 144 games for his nation and scored 29 goals. The goal is to bring Costa Ricans a lot of joy during the tournament.
Germany Team Captain: Manuel Neuer
It is said that the German goalkeeper has changed the role of goalkeeper. The goalkeeper’s “sweeper-keeper” style, is completely different from the standard that has been the norm in recent years and the German setting the standard. In the team of Bayern Munich since 2011, the goalkeeper who stands 6’4 has appeared in 310 games with the Bavarians. He’s played 113 times for Germany and will be determined to win a better performance than the one in 2018 when the Germans were eliminated at the stage of group play.
Japan Team Captain: Maya Yoshida
A Japanese center-back has served as a colosseum for his nation since the year 2010. He was part of the youth program that is part of the Japanese Club Nagoya Grampus Eight. Most likely, he is most famous for his time with Southampton which saw him make an appearance in 154 games and scored six goals. He recently signed with German Schalke 04, a club from Germany. Schalke 04 on a free transfer since his Sampdoria contract is now over. He played 119 times for Japan with 12 goals scored.
Belgium Team Captain: Eden Hazard
It is true that the Real Madrid winger has had an incredibly difficult period in Spain. After being acquired from Chelsea and Chelsea, where he was considered to be the third-best athlete in football, he’s been plagued by weight issues injuries, injuries, and a lack of form in his time at Los Blancos. On his days, the forward could still be a deadly threat. This Chelsea legend has commanded his Belgian group since and has played 120 games for the team with 33 goals scored. It is expected to be the last game to be played by this Belgian golden generation and they’ll be looking to create a lasting impression.
Canada Team Captain: Atiba Hutchinson
Hutchinson is often described as the “old man” in the new Canada team. Hutchinson will head an all-star team that includes players such as Alphonso Davies as well as Jonathan David, in the first World Cup since 1986. Hutchinson is a strong defensive midfielder who has been playing at Turkish team Besiktas since 2013, which is also the captain of. He has played 265 times with the Turkish giants with 23 goals. For Canada He has played the 97th appearance, scoring nine goals. The goal is to break the 100 cap mark during the World Cup.
Morocco Team Captain: Romain Saiss
Saiss was born in France to a Moroccan father and a French mother. Saiss could have been a candidate for all countries however, he decided to go to Morocco. Saiss is most likely best known for his time with Wolves who he played for in an appearance in 176 games as well as scoring 13 goals. He is currently with Besiktas due to the expiration of the term of his Wolves contract later this year. The central defender is able to also play in the midfield and has played in 63 games in the African nation with one goal scored. He will take part for the first time in his World Cup in 2022.
Croatia Team Captain: Luka Modric
The Croatian even at 36, is at his best at Real Madrid. He makes the midfield look effortless. This year’s Ballon D’Or winner made two94 games with Real Madrid, scoring 22 goals. The key player in each of Real and Croatia This is likely to be his final World Cup, maybe even the last time he plays professional football. The player has served as a key player for Croatia’s national team since 2006 when he appeared in 152 matches as well as scored 22 goals. He’s the most captained player in the history of Croatia. The Croatian will hope that the 2022 tournament is remembered for the right reasons.
Brazil Team Captain: Rotation
Brazil coach Tite handed his armband to PSG player Neymar Jr in the summer of 2018 however, he retracted it after a year and took the decision to shift the responsibility of the armband to various members of the team. The players who receive it are usually the mentioned Neymar Jr. Chelsea defenseman Thiago Silva and Real Madrid defensive midfielder Casemiro who are all leaders in their own ways. Neymar Jr is a leader due to his performance on the field, Silva as he is the most experienced player on the team, and Casemiro because of his charismatic nature. The player who wears the armband is sure to be something to keep an eye out for during Brazil games.
Serbia Team Captain: Dusan Tadic
The Ajax forward, who was signed by Ajax in the year 2018, has not missed one game due to injuries. This means that he was in every single game that he was eligible to play taking suspensions into consideration. The forward who is deep and is also able to play wide and in midfield made the most appearances in 127 games for Ajax and scored 66 goals. His Serbia debut back in the year 2008 however, he made his way to the regulars only in the year 2011. Since his debut, he’s made an appearance in 88 games as well as scored 18 goals. The captain is hoping to continue to give magical moments for the Serbians.
Switzerland Team Captain: Granit Xhaka
The Arsenal midfielder has been captain of the Gunners in the past, but that resulted in disaster as the midfielder yelled insults to fans when they cheered him off. But he’s still the captain of Switzerland and a highly appreciated member of the squad. He has played 104 times in his Swiss national team and scored two goals in the process. He hopes to lead his nation towards the later stage of this tournament.
Cameroon Team Captain: Vincent Aboubakar
The journeyman forward has never played over 85 games in any club except for that of the Cameroon National team for which the player has played 87 times with 33 goals scored. Presently, he is working for the Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr, the Cameroonian has played for clubs like Porto in addition to Besiktas. Aboubakar is a formidable player and is known for his ability to outmuscle opponents’ defenders. He’ll be keen to give some defenses the fright of their lives in Qatar.
Portugal Team Captain: Cristiano Ronaldo
Many consider him to be one of the greatest players of all time, Cristiano Ronaldo has captained Portugal since 2008, when he was only twenty-three years of age. Although he is 37 years old, he has the body and the energy to lead the new generation, the Portuguese team. He is a five-time Ballon D’Or winner and is currently looking to leave Manchester United, having failed to be able to participate in the Champions League. However, he’ll be captain of Portugal in Qatar and will try to make what could be his last World Cup, his most successful World Cup.
Ghana Team Captain: Andre Ayew
The Ghanaian who is most probably famous for his time in Swansea as well as West Ham is part of the footballing family. The father of his son is Abedi Pele who is a Ghanaian midfielder in the attacking position and is widely regarded as one of the greatest African players ever. Also, the brother of Abedi Pele is Jordan Ayew, who plays for Crystal Palace and has played for Ghana together with Andre. The winger is set to represent Ghana in the World Cup for the third time, having been included both in the 2014 and 2010 World Cup squads. Because Ghana was not able to get into the tournament in 2018, Ayew will hope his team can make up for their eight-year absence from the tournament with the style.
Uruguay Team Captain: Diego Godin
The Uruguayan is definitely in the final stages of his career. He is a part of the Argentine club Velez the 36-year old central defender is most famous for his time with Atletico Madrid, where he played 277 times as well as scored 17 goals. But, he’s likely to be signing with Velez to ensure he is on the radar with his place in the World Cup. The defender has played an appearance in 159 games for Uruguay and scored eight goals. In the final game that he’s played in, he’ll want to create a memorable experience.
South Korea Team Captain: Son Heung-Min
It is believed that the South Korean can easily be thought of as one of the top players on the wing around the globe. He has been a part of Tottenham Hotspur since 2015, having played in 232 games and scoring scores of 93 goals. The winger, dubbed “Sonaldo” by Jose Mourinho after his spectacular solo goal against Burnley was probably the most famous South Korean footballer of all time. He made his debut in the year 2010 and has made more than 102 appearances for South Korea until now with 33 goals. He scored three out of the 33 at the World Cup, he is the joint top South Korean goalscorer in the World Cup (joint with Park Ji-sung and Ahn Jung-hwan). He’s hoping to be ahead of the pack during this World Cup.
What are the 32 teams in the FIFA World Cup?
Group A: Qatar, Netherlands, Senegal, Ecuador.
Group B: England, USA, Wales, Iran.
Group C: Argentina, Poland, Mexico, Saudi Arabia.
How many countries will participate in Qatar 2022 World Cup?
The World Cup in 2022 will begin with 32 teams divided into eight groups of four.
Who is the captain of the Qatar football team?
Hassan Khalid Hassan Al-Haydos is a Qatari professional footballer who plays as a forward for the Qatar national team and Qatari club Al Sadd.
How is the World Cup host decided?
The system has developed so that the host country is now decided by a vote of FIFA’s Congress. This is done by an exhaustive ballot procedure. The choice is currently made about seven years before the tournament, while the hosts for the 2022 event were chosen at the same time as those for the 2018 tournament.
Who is No 1 football player in the world?
Which team is most likely to win World Cup 2022?
Brazil is the 9/2 favorite to win this year’s 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Despite losing the Copa America final to Argentina last year, Tite’s team has been fantastic of late, with stars such as Neymar, Casemiro, and Thiago Silva all poised to play a significant role in the tournament.