The FIFA World Cup is a tournament rife with excitement, heartbreak, adrenaline, injuries, nerves, and every other emotion conceivable. Qatar 2022 is expected to be no different with the talent level rising year after year. The following players mentioned below are the best teenagers to look out for in this Fall’s version of the World Cup.
Having won the Golden Boy award in 2021, an award given to the highest-rated youth player in a calendar year, Pedro González López (also known as Pedri), has all eyes on him for this tournament. At just 19 years of age, Pedri has showcased his tremendous skills for both club and country playing every game possible.
Jude Bellingham is one of the highest-rated players in the world and has been the runner-up for the Golden Boy award for two years in a row. Although he hasn’t yet won the award, he is a consistent starter for Dortmund where he’s been named Man of the Match for a third of all of Dortmund’s games this season so far.
Giovanni Reyna, the son of famed and former U.S. captain Claudio Reyna who played professionally at the highest level in Europe for years, is another exciting talent who is hoping to make his mark in Qatar. Expecting to perform along with Christian Pulisic, the U.S. Men’s National Team will rely heavily on their team’s bright, young stars to be successful this November.
Jamal Musiala has flown under the radar compared to the aforementioned players but will definitely jump into a starting role for previous World Champions Germany. At the moment he is having a breakout season, with 7 goals and 4 assists in just 11 appearances in the Bundesliga so far.
The Qatar 2022 World Cup is expected to have a stronghold over all sports admirers throughout this holiday season, especially with the recent rise of young talents. Keep an eye out for those mentioned above, as they’ll definitely play a crucial role in the success of their respective teams in the next few weeks.