10 Likely breakout stars to watch: FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar

The FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar is creating buzz, and hype raising the sports entertainment temperature to its peak. This year’s World Cup witnesses a few potential stars. Watch out few of them. Below is the list of 10 Likely breakout stars to watch.

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Almoez Ali – Qatar 

The most promising striker of Qatar emerged from Qatar’s U-19 team to the Under 19 World cup. He has scored 42 goals in 85 international matches.

Almoez Ali Stats

  • Date of birth/Age: Aug 19, 1996 (26)
  • Place of birth:   Khartum
  • Citizenship:   Qatar
  • Height: 1,80 m
  • Position: Centre-Forward
  • Current international:  Qatar
  • Caps/Goals: 82 / 39

Frenkie de Jong, Netherlands

He is one of the most promising players from the Netherlands and waiting to rise in this world cup. He is a 25-year-old midfielder. Manchester United is trying to include him in its club and he is now lined up with FC Barcelona.

Frenkie de Jong Stats

  • Date of birth/Age: May 12, 1997 (25)
  • Place of birth: Netherlands Arkel
  • Citizenship: Netherlands Netherlands
  • Height: 1,80 m
  • Position: Central Midfield
  • Current international: Netherlands
  • Caps/Goals: 45 / 1

Moises Caicedo – Ecuador 

He is a player to watch from Ecuador. He has created a name for himself as a good midfielder and currently playing for Brighton & Hove Albion. He is the most demanded player and few clubs trying to fetch him into their side.

Moises Caicedo Stats

  • Date of birth/Age: Nov 2, 2001 (21)
  • Place of birth: Ecuador Santo Domingo
  • Citizenship: Ecuador Ecuador
  • Height: 1,78 m
  • Position: Central Midfield
  • Current international: Ecuador
  • Caps/Goals: 25 / 2

Akram Afif, Qatar

He is a left-winger waiting to burst into the world of football. He is 26 years old playing with Al Sadd club and scores 14 goals. As we know Qatar hasn’t played in a football World cup and they have very little exposure but guys watch him.

Akram Afif Stats

  • Date of birth/Age: Nov 18, 1996 (26)
  • Place of birth: Qatar Doha
  • Citizenship: Qatar Qatar
  • Height: 1,77 m
  • Position: Left Winger
  • Current international: Qatar
  • Caps/Goals: 83 / 24

Ismail Jakobs, Senegal

He is young and an attacking player. He is a forward player and has lots of skill for an attack on the opponent’s goalpost and created 3.18 shots per game with Monaco this season. He is a left flank player and if gets the ball in his zone then something happens every time as he has the 92nd percentile among Europe’s top-five leagues

Ismail Jakobs Stats

  • Date of birth/Age: Aug 17, 1999 (23)
  • Place of birth: Germany Köln
  • Citizenship: Senegal Senegal
  • Height: 1,84 m
  • Position: Left-Back
  • Agent:
  • Dirk Hebel
  • Current international: Senegal
  • Caps/Goals: 2 / 0

Yunus Musah , United States 

He is a player to watch in The FIFA 2022 world cup. He is a very hard-working and self-proclaimed citizen of the world. He is an aggressive midfielder. He is a product of Arsenal youth academy and has played for Valencia in La Liga for the last three years. He is a right-footed and a right winger.

Yunus Musah Stats

  • Date of birth/Age: Nov 29, 2002 (19)
  • Place of birth: United States New York City, New …
  • Citizenship: United States United States
  • Height: 1,78 m
  • Position: Central Midfield
  • Current international: USA
  • Caps/Goals: 19 / 0

Jude Bellingham, England

He is the most promising and the youngest player on the England world cup squad. He is 19 years old and from Birmingham City. He is a highly rated center mid-fielder. He went to Borussia Dortmund in 2020-21 to enhance his skills.

Jude Bellingham Stats

  • Date of birth/Age: Jun 29, 2003 (19)
  • Place of birth: England Stourbridge
  • Citizenship: England England
  • Height: 1,86 m
  • Position: Central Midfield
  • Current international: England
  • Caps/Goals: 17 / 0

Enzo Fernández, Argentina

Enzo Fernández is 21 years old player who played a crucial role in Benfica. He is a box-to-box midfielder and ranks in the 90th percentile or above in progressive passes and his passes have a higher ratio of completion. He has created shots that produce most of the time in goal. And I think it will be very interesting to watch him on the pitch.

Enzo Fernández Stats

  • Date of birth/Age: Jan 17, 2001 (21)
  • Place of birth: Argentina San Martín
  • Citizenship: Argentina Argentina
  • Height: 1,78 m
  • Position: Central Midfield
  • Current international: Argentina
  • Caps/Goals: 3 / 0

Riley McGree, Australia

Riley McGree is the choice for Australia for The FIFA world cup 2022 Qatar.  The 23-year-old midfielder has made 10 appearances for the Socceroos and is best when operating higher up the pitch.  Playing for Middlesbrough in the English Second Division EFL Championship, he has scored 3 goals this season, has at least 90% percentile touches in the attacking zone, is expected to receive no penalties, and has been awarded a progressive style pass. He wants to get into the attacking zone Australia needs in this group. Garang Kuol, 18, who joined Newcastle in 2023, is another candidate.

Riley McGree Stats

  • Date of birth/Age: Nov 2, 1998 (24)
  • Place of birth: Australia Gawler
  • Citizenship: Australia Australia
  • Height: 1,78 m
  • Position: Central Midfield
  • Agent: Unique Sports Group
  • Current international: Australia
  • Caps/Goals: 11 / 1

Jesper Lindstrom, Denmark

He is a 22-year-old six-time who wear a Denmark jersey. He is an attacking midfielder. He scores 6 goals in Bundesliga.  

Jesper Lindstrom Stats

  • Date of birth/Age: Feb 29, 2000 (22)
  • Place of birth: Denmark Taastrup
  • Citizenship: Denmark Denmark
  • Height: 1,82 m
  • Position: Attacking Midfield
  • Current international: Denmark
  • Caps/Goals: 6 / 1

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