Analysing Inter Milan’s Best Chance Of A World Cup Winner

Analysing Inter Milan’s Best Chance Of A World Cup Winner
November 18, 2022 19:58
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Inter Milan has many players heading to the World Cup in Qatar in the near future, most of which from top nations; Belgium, Argentina and the Netherlands will have Nerazzurri stars in their squad.

But who has the best chance of going furthest and possibly bringing a World Cup winners medal back to the San Siro in December?

Inter’s last World Cup winners came almost 20 years ago, as Marco Materazzi won football’s greatest prize with Italy in 2006 and Ronaldo Nazario led Brazil to glory back in 2002.

Outright Odds

Inter have had their stars compete in finals since but the likes of Wesley Sneijder, Rodrigo Palacio and Marcelo Brozovic, unfortunately, finished as runners-up.

The outright favourites going into the tournament are Brazil offered at odds of 4/1 at https://www.bodog.eu/sports/soccer/fifa-world-cup, followed by Argentina who is offered at 11/2. Inter do not have a player that will star for Brazil, but they do have a certain Argentine forward.

Lautaro Martinez (Argentina)

The Albiceleste are expected to reach the latter stages now that the great Lionel Messi has a solid supporting cast, in attack, he is supported by Inter forward Lautaro Martinez who has been in stunning form this season netting seven goals and two assists in 14 Serie A appearances. AS Roma star Paulo Dybala will also provide support for Messi in the attack.

However, Messi has never truly lacked quality alongside him in the forward positions, as he of course had Gonzalo Higuain to supply for in the Brazil 2014 World Cup.

In midfield and defence is where the biggest developments have been made, Rodrigo de Paul offers tenacity and an impressive dribbling ability in the middle of the park and he keeps the team ticking in all areas of the pitch.

However, Messi has never truly lacked quality alongside him in the forward positions, as he of course had Gonzalo Higuain to supply for in the Brazil 2014 World Cup.

In midfield and defence is where the biggest developments have been made, Rodrigo de Paul offers tenacity and an impressive dribbling ability in the middle of the park and he keeps the team ticking in all areas of the pitch.

In defence, the fullback positions have been improved massively with the likes of Sevilla duo Marcos Acuna and Gonzalo Montiel covering either side, and Emiliano Martinez in goal is also a huge boost, and he is also a player that has already shown his brilliance on the pitch in Argentina’s Copa America win against Brazil last year shown at https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/.

With the two South American rivals being the top favourites for the tournament, Argentina’s past win against Brazil may provide a big boost if the pair are to meet at the World Cup, and Martinez is certainly Inter’s greatest chance of a World Cup winner.

Romelu Lukaku (Belgium)

Romelu Lukaku is another Inter forward that will start at the World Cup, but for a Belgium side, that is certainly beyond its peak. Their best chance to win a major tournament was probably at Russia 2018 or the previous edition of the Euros and now the Belgians look much weaker and are an ageing team.

Nevertheless, Lukaku at the peak of his powers can unsettle any defence and perhaps could carry Belgium to the latter stages in Qatar, but the European becoming World Champions would be a huge surprise.

Denzel Dumfries and Stefan de Vrij (The Netherlands)

The Netherlands have a balanced mix of young upcoming talents and seasoned players such as Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk who captains the side.

They are not one of the tournament favourites but their squad is certainly the strongest it has been in several years, and they could certainly spring some surprises at the event.

With a number of young stars in attack, Frenkie de Jong and Donny van de Beek in midfield and the Inter stars as well as van Dijk at the back they are capable of competing with the top nations in Qatar this winter.

Marcelo Brozovic (Croatia)

Finally, the World Cup finalist from Russia is a long shot for this tournament, with Croatia now a mostly ageing squad and Brozovic only recently returning from injury. But Croatia shocked the World in 2018, maybe they could do it again.

By Editorial Staff