LIV Golf Stars Snub the United States of America While Picking Their Favorites for the Soccer World Cup

Published 11/21/2022, 12:15 PM EST

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The FIFA World Cup season is upon us and has got the fans on the edge of their seats. Considered the biggest spectacle in the world, nearly every sports fan tends to support their nation in World Cup. During their final event in Miami, LIV Golf stars were asked who according to them will raise the World Cup in Qatar.

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The 2022 FIFA World Cup is underway in Qatar and has already got everybody’s attention. Most stars from the lucrative Tour are prepping for their second season of the LIV Golf while also enjoying the World Cup.

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However, many stars were asked about the team they are rooting for. Different golfers had different choices, some supporting their national team, while others chose others as their favorite. Let’s take a look at who picked who.

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The first person to be asked to pick a team was the two-time PGA Tour winner Lee Westwood. Being an English, it was quite apparent he would pick the Three Lions. However, next was the Chilean Joaquin Niemann. Though the country of Chile had a decent squad in qualifiers, they failed to make it to the grandest stage of all after failing to finish in the top-5 of their table.

 

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Since his national team isn’t in the World Cup, Niemann picked the defending Champions France as his favorite. Up next was Austrian Bernd Wiesenberger, whose national team too failed to qualify for the World Cup. He picked Lionel Messi’s Argentina to claim the World Cup in Qatar.

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Wiesenberger also took a jab at the English squad by sarcastically saying, “England may get out of the group stage.” Later, the other English star Sam Horsfield chose his national team to be the favorites in Qatar.

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England, of course. Why not,” said Horsfield. In the end, Japanese star Hideto Tanihara chooses the 2010 World Cup winner Spain, as his favorite to win the ongoing World Cup. Since the question wasn’t asked to any American golfer, no player chose the United States Soccer team as their favorite to win the World Cup.

With a month filled with intriguing and relentless competition in Qatar, fans are in for a treat. Moreover, reports suggest this could possibly be the final World Cup for legends such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Undoubtedly, the tournament won’t disappoint in providing memorable and historical moments.

With the biggest prize up for grabs, who according to you will win the 2022 FIFA World Cup?

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Abdul Bari Khan

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Abdul Bari is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Abdul is currently pursuing his Master’s in the same. With great affection for the world of sports, this avid golf lover turned to the course at a young age.
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