Landon Donovan sees the United States in the final of the Qatar 2022 World Cup

Landon Donovan with the US Team at the 2002 World Cup in Korea Japan. (FIFA)
Landon Donovan with the US Team at the 2002 World Cup in Korea Japan. (FIFA)

Already retired from football and now living his stage as a commentator, the former striker of the United States national team, landondonovansurprised locals and strangers by putting the set of “Stars and Stripes” as a finalist in the World Cup Qatar 2022this after doing a little dynamics with a forecast simulator.

Without a doubt, Donovan is one of the greatest references in the history of american football and therefore, a public figure in the North American country. A four years of his retirement as a footballer professional, the native of Ontario, California, continues his life as San Diego Loyal coachof the United Soccer League (USL) Championship, second division of the North American country.

during the last World Cups (counting the one of Qatar 2022) has been invited to participate as a commentator on different television networks in the United States. On this occasion, he gave his forecast for the Fox Sports network, where he predicted an important role for those led by gregg berhalte.

Prior to the debut of the North American team against Wales, “Captain America” ​​gave a lot to talk about after carrying out a dynamic where he had to give his forecasts for the World Cup. In said exercise, Donovan put his country as a finalist of the contestremaining as runner-up after losing to Brazil.

Many pointed out that the former Galaxy attacker was carried away more by his love for the shirt than by subjectivity, since according to their predictions, “Los yankees” will pass as first place in their group above England. Subsequently, they will beat Ecuador in the round of 16, France in the quarterfinals and Cameroon in the semifinals; supposedly after the Africans had beaten Uruguay and Belgium earlier.

Another of the surprises that he mentioned was the fact that in group C, Argentina and Saudi Arabia will pass over Mexico and Poland. When asked about the pass of the “Green Hawks”, Landon did not skimp on mentioning that the fact of its proximity to Qatar will be a point in favor.

“It is a difficult group. Poland has a killer like Lewandowski, but the most interesting match, for me, is against Saudi Arabia. Because they are next to Qatar and I think they will have 30, 40, 50 thousand fans in the stadium. It will be a game as a visitor and not only for Mexico, but also for Argentina and Poland” stated the former Everton footballer from England.

It should be remembered that Donovan had a ephemeral passage through Mexican soccer in the twilight of his career; he did it during 2018 when he signed with the “Panzas Verdes” of Lionbeing one of the signings that generated the most controversy for the Closing 2018, because he arrived after a year of retirement. In the end, he blew away, and with great difficulty he played in 8 matches with those of the Bajío.

with the American team Landon Donovan participated in three World Cups (Korea-Japan 2002, Germany 2006 and South Africa 2010) in which he managed to score five goals; he also participated in two Confederations Cups, where he managed to be runner-up in the 2009 edition in South Africa. As for the list of winners, he won four Gold Cups.

in the World Cup Korea Japan 2002 was chosen as the best young footballer of the contest. He scored twice, one in the group stage against Poland, and another in the round of 16 against Mexico. In that edition, the United States reached the quarterfinals, where they lost to Germany by the minimum.

After being absent from Russia 2018, the United States returns to the World Cup with a team that averages the youngest squad in the tournament and with the desire to transcend. players like Pulisic, Gio Reyna, Sergiño Dest, to mention a few, are part of the athletes who have consolidated in the old continent.


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