World Cup 2022

World Cup Survivor: Favourites, Outside Shots and Strugglers


This is your essential 101 Great Goals Tournament Survivor guide for the World Cup!

From favourites to no hopers, we look at the teams that could help you win a share of £25,000+ in Qatar.

Here’s how the game works:

✅ Survive the group stage to win 50% of the prize pool

💗 You get 2 lives - use them carefully!

💰 Go all the way to win the jackpot

Entries close at 12:45pm on Monday, 21 November...don’t miss out like Italy 😂

Favourites

There is one standout team heading into the World Cup...

Since losing in the 2018 quarter-finals to Belgium, Brazil have been on a rampage! The Samba stars have only lost 3 of their last 50 matches, winning 38 and drawing 9 while charging to world number 1.

Their last triumph came in 2002, inspired by Ronaldo and Ronaldinho, but since then they’ve been knocked out at the quarter-final stage in three of the last four tournaments.

Their favourites tag is well-earned with Neymar, Thiago Silva and Alisson all in their ranks…will anybody be able to stop them?

Star man: Neymar has 20 goal contributions in 14 league matches for PSG this season!

Tournament Survivor fixtures: Round 4: Serbia, R8: Switzerland, R12: Cameroon

P.S. How poetic would it be if Lionel Messi was finally able to win the big one with Argentina? They came so close in 2014 and this squad looks set to make another run at the trophy. Solid in defence, creative in midfield and lethal in attack, they should cruise through their group before tackling the Knockouts.

Outside Shots

No African side has ever reached a World Cup semi-final and if any team is capable of bucking the trend, it’s Senegal.

There are concerns over talisman Sadio Mane, who went down injured while playing for Bayern Munich, but if he can recover in time, the Lions should take advantage of a favourable group that includes the likes of Ecuador and Qatar.

It’s not just Mane though…with Chelsea duo Edouard Mendy and Kalidou Kolibaly present, they have the strong defensive foundations required to thrive in international football.

Potentially a Round of 16 opponent for England if results go to form, Gareth Southgate & Co might be a tad nervous about facing off against a team packed full of pace and quality.

Star man: Mane is Senegal’s record goalscorer, bagging 34 goals in 93 games

Tournament Survivor fixtures: R1: Netherlands, R5: Qatar, R9: Ecuador

P.S. Keep an eye on Denmark. They only conceded 3 goals in 10 qualifying matches and with Manchester United’s Christian Eriksen back to his brilliant best, they might even challenge France for top spot in Group D.

Strugglers

You probably remember Costa Rica’s inspired run to the quarter-finals in 2014, which included topping Group C while England and Italy went crashing out before being eliminated by the Netherlands on penalties.

Spoiler alert: things might not go quite so well for the Central American outfit this time around - hopefully you didn’t draw them in the work sweepstake!

They’ve been drawn in the Group of Death alongside European powerhouses Spain and Germany while Japan will also have a big say on proceedings.

Goalkeeper Keylor Navas rarely plays for Paris St-Germain, influential captain Bryan Ruiz is now 37 and former Arsenal striker Joel Campbell has only scored 18 league goals since that magical World Cup run in Brazil eight years ago.

All of those ingredients combined are a recipe for disaster - do you dare give them your backing in Tournament Survivor?

Star man: Campbell enjoys the big stage...his goal vs New Zealand secured their spot.

Tournament Survivor fixtures: R3: Spain, R7: Japan, R11: Germany

P.S. Ghana are the lowest-ranked team in the tournament (yes, even below Saudi Arabia and Qatar)! Cristiano Ronaldo will be licking his lips at the prospect in Portugal’s opener and Uruguay have a solid squad with Luis Suarez still leading the attack. There might be carnage in Group H…

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England are first up in £25,000+ Tournament Survivor…will you back them vs Iran or save them for later?

50% of the final Prize Pool goes to entrants that make it through the Group Stage before our longest survivors win the other 50%!

You can enter up to three times…grab your spot on the plane by 12:45pm on Monday, 21 November here.

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