They are more than eleven players to have been talked about at the 2022 World Cup. But when it comes to composing a typical team for the tournament, it is necessary to decide.
sports editorial staff
gave pride of place to the semi-finalists in a 5-3-2 system.
There are stars like Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappé, but also less expected players like Sofyan Amrabat.
An eleven 5 stars.
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The goalkeeper of Morocco, Yassine Bounou, will have been intractable.
Like that of Croatia, Dominik Livakovic, decisive during the penalty shootouts against Japan and Brazil.
But it is also the case of
, who was there until the final where he entered the head of the French, after his incredible parade against Randal Kolo Muani at the end of extra time (120th + 3).
Emiliano Martinez's decisive save against Randal Kolo Muani.
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The Argentinian was voted best goalkeeper in the World Cup, and we share this opinion.
He is one of the architects of the coronation of Albiceleste.
It is still appropriate to congratulate Hugo Lloris: the captain of the Blues (35 years old) has honored his status as the most capped Frenchman in history.
But he was unable to repel the Argentinian shots on goal despite shots of dubious quality.
Few customers emerge at the left side position.
Our choice is
, author of an all in all correct tournament, and scorer in the semi-final against Morocco (2-0).
On the right,
is the lucky one.
Without being brilliant, the Moroccan side of PSG held its rank.
In the axis, we slip in three defenders.
was a proud captain of Morocco: scorer against Belgium in the group stage (2-0), his leadership pushed the Atlas Lions to write history.
proved impassable with Croatia, until crossing paths with Lionel Messi in the semi-finals.
, he will rarely have lived his age (34 years old), authoritarian to validate the Argentinian coronation.
Romain Saïss and Achraf Hakimi, defenders of Morocco.
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Impossible to miss the
The Moroccan vacuum cleaner (8.1 balls recovered per match) filled many gaps between the lines.
His teammate from Angers, Azzedine Ounahi, made us think.
But these are two stars who support Amrabat in our typical team.
, who tormented Brazil in the quarter-finals at 37.
The 2018 Ballon d'Or isn't dull, it proved it.
If his final had lived up to the rest, he could have been voted the World Cup's best player.
In the oven and in the mill against Denmark and Morocco, the number 7 of the Blues delivered two assists against England (2-0).
Let's say it without fear: the 2022 World Cup cemented Griezmann among the best French footballers in history.
Is there any need to explain?
Lightning at the start of the tournament,
was more discreet in the quarter and semi-finals.
And suffered for a long time against Argentina.
Before tipping, all on his own, a World Cup final.
Beyond his hat-trick, the Frenchman scored two penalties and a shot on goal against a specialist goalkeeper, with a mountain of pressure on his shoulders.
He is the top scorer of the 2022 World Cup (8 goals).
Kylian Mbappé and Lionel Messi, opponents in the World Cup final.
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At the same time,
was also there for "his" final.
He scored twice, was behind the third goal and helped destabilize the opposing organization.
As in almost all Albiceleste matches, in fact.
Messi made Messi with the only trophy he lacked in his career.
The most beautiful of all.
Our typical 2022 World Cup team:
Our typical 2022 World Cup team:
E. Martinez – T. Hernandez, Gvardiol, Otamendi, Saïss, Hakimi – Griezmann, Amrabat, Modric – Mbappé, Messi