Object of football desire: the World Cup trophy
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Of: Patrick Mayer

Object of football desire: the World Cup trophy © IMAGO/Mike Egerton

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar starts. According to an analysis, Germany’s chances of winning the world championship are not good at all. In another calculation, the DFB team comes off really badly.

Munich/Qatar – let’s go World Cup 2022. From this Sunday it goes to the Soccer World Cup in Qatar (20 November to 18 December) for the coveted trophy. France is the defending champion, but no one could identify a real World Cup favorite in the run-up to the controversial tournament in the emirate. Who will be world champion?

World Cup 2022: Who is the world champion favorite in Qatar?

Artificial intelligence (AI) has decided on record world champion Brazil as the new World Cup title holder. The selection of the German Football Association (DFB) ranks after a data collection of MagentaTV in the favorites ranking, on the other hand, only in sixth place.

In 40,000 simulations, AI determines the latest results, player data, injured players, group strength, form and team potential. And: This data shows the probability that Brazil and superstar Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain) will be 17.7 percent ahead of Argentina (13.26 percent) and France (11.06 percent) World Cup champion. Germany ranks sixth behind England and Spain with 8.29 percent.

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The performance of the DFB team has recently been mixed. At the end of the Nations League, the squad lost National coach Hansi Flick 0:1 against Hungary, with runners-up England there was a 3:3. The World Cup dress rehearsal screwed up German national team after a poor performance against Oman (1-0).

World Cup favorite in Qatar: Germany does poorly in rankings, Brazil is mentioned

In another calculation, Germany comes off even worse: scientists from Oxford University in England have calculated the percentage probability of winning the tournament. All results from 2018 were included in the analysis.

The probability that the DFB team will be world champions for the fifth time after 1954, 1974, 1990 and 2014 in Qatar is just 3.84 percent. That only makes ninth place. According to this calculation, too, Brazil is number one favorite for the World Cup. The Selecao has 14.72 percent, Argentina is also second in this ranking with 14.36 percent. They are followed by: The Netherlands (3rd / 7.84 percent), Spain (4th / 7.03 percent), France (5th / 6.37 percent), Belgium (6th / 6.31 percent), Portugal ( 7th / 5.6 percent) and Denmark (8th / 4.94 percent). (pm/SID)

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