The French are clear favourites — on paper.
There’s no team with more expectations on them ahead of the World Cup than France.
And with good reason — the French are defending champions of the quadrennial event and boast one of the most high-powered lineups on the planet. Didier Deschamps’ team goes two or three deep at every position and counts world-class attacking talent like Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe among their many stars, and they theoretically should have little trouble getting out of a Group D that includes Australia, Denmark and Tunisia.
QATAR 2022: Complete fixture list | When are squads announced? | World Cup mascot explained
None of that trio should pose too significant a challenge to France’s supremacy in the group, however the Danes won boith of their UEFA Nations League matches against the French earlier this year. However, if Les…