2022 FIFA World Cup Team of the Week After Round One
The first round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup is finally behind us – as Brazil defeated Serbia by 2-0 on Thursday night at Lusail Iconic Stadium courtesy of Richarlison’s brace.
And the quest for the Team of the Week based on teams and individual performance.
France, Belgium and Ecuador are the three sides represented by two players each following their wins against Australia, Canada and Qatar, while the rest are selected from five different sides -[Croatia, Spain, Portugal, Brazil and England].
Played a huge role in France’s 4-1 against Australia as the highest-rated player [9.0] after the match, Antoine Griezmann emerged as the star player of the week.
Although failed to make the score sheet nor assisted, his presence was greatly felt in Didier Deschamps’s team, making him last the entire duration of the match with an incredible sighted six (6) key passes [the most recorded by any other player] along with five (5) accurate crosses and four (4) big created chances.
Outstanding plays from Enner Valencia and Bukayo Saka, who both netted a brace each for their respective sides – the duo earned a feature as well alongside Bruno Fernandes, whose two assists helped Portugal edge resilient Ghana by a goal advantage [3-2] and two goals contribution hero – Andrien Rabiot.
Below is the 2022 FIFA World Cup Team of the Week after the first round of fixtures.
Thibaut Courtois (Belgium)
Angelo Preciado (Ecuador)
Dejan Lovren (Croatia)
Toby Alderweireld (Belgium)
Jordi Alba (Spain)
Andrien Rabiot (France)
Bruno Fernandes (Portugal)
Bukayo Saka (England)
Antoine Griezmann (France)
Enner Valencia (Ecuador)
Substitutes: Shuichi Gonda (Japan), Dayot Upamecano (France), Andreas Christensen (Denmark), ilkay Gundogan (Germany), Jude Bellingham (England), Mehdi Taremi (Iran) Olivier Giroud (France).
Manager of the week: Saudi Arabia’s Herve Renard