FIFA World Cup 2022 is spreading its heat throughout the planet. The World Cup fever is on. With every passing second, the intensity of the heat is also increasing. Multiple questions have been raised. Who will win the FIFA World Cup 2022? Who will win the World Cup Golden Boot? Similarly another question has been raised as well. Who will win the FIFA World Cup 2022 Golden Ball? Fans have been searching on google, “FIFA World Cup 2022 Golden Ball Prediction & Odds.” Well, our experts have revealed their predictions for the probable Golden Ball winner of the FIFA WC 2022 and we will discuss that in detail in this content. Find who are the favorites to win the FIFA World Cup 2022 Best Player award. FIFA World Cup Probable Knockout Fixture Bracket 2022.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Golden Ball Odds
First of all, take a look at the list of the players who will be the most likely contenders for the FIFA World Cup Golden Ball and it’s the tabular form of the overall prediction. A player from the winning side might take this award home.
|Player Name||Position||Country||Current Club|
|Lionel Messi (Hot Favorite)||Forward||Argentina||Paris Saint Germain|
|Kylian Mbappe||Forward||France||Paris Saint Germain|
|Antoine Griezmann||Forward||France||Atletico Madrid|
|Julian Alvarez||Forward||Argentina||Manchester City|
|Emi Martinez||Goalkeeper||Argentina||Aston Villa|
|Joshua Kimmich||Midfielder||Germany||Bayern Munich|
|Harry Kane||Forward||England||Tottenham Hotspur|
|Vinicius Jr||Forward||Brazil||Real Madrid|
|Bruno Fernandes||Midfielder||Portugal||Manchester United|
|Eden Hazard||Forward||Belgium||Real Madrid|
|Joao Cancelo||Defender||Portugal||Manchester City|
|Robert Lewandowski||Forward||Poland||FC Barcelona|
|Thibaut Courtois||Goalkeeper||Belgium||Real Madrid|
|Virgil Van Dijk||Defender||Netherlands||Liverpool|
|Luka Modric||Midfielder||Croatia||Real Madrid|
|Kasper Schmeichel||Goalkeeper||Denmark||OGC Nice|
|Christian Eriksen||Midfielder||Denmark||Manchester United|
|Denzel Dumfries||Defender||Netherlands||Inter Milan|
|Theo Hernandez||Defender||France||AC Milan|
According to our expert prediction, anyone from the above chart has the most possibility to clinch the FIFA World Cup 2022 Golden Ball Award.
Who will win Golden Ball 2022 World Cup?
Now let’s have a detailed discussion. We will take a look at the players who do have the highest chances of grabbing the World Cup Golden Ball 2022 in Qatar.
You’re listing out the players for a Golden Ball award and ain’t putting Leo Messi in the first row, that doesn’t make sense, right? Yeah, the Argentine skipper definitely comes first. You simply have to put him there whether you like him or not. The man with the 7 Ballon d’Or Golden Balls as well as 3 international mega competition Golden Balls would come 2nd to none. Apart from his 7 Ballon d’Ors, the left-footed magician also clinched the FIFA World Cup 2014 Golden Ball as well as the 2015 & 2021 Copa America Golden Ball awards.
Messi has been much more lethal in Argentina shirt since Copa America 2021 and the intensity of his performance has been increasing, to be honest. Moreover, he has also started the 2022-23 club season on top-notch. So, overall our experts do believe that the 35-year-old will be heading to Qatar eyeing both the World Cup as well as the Golden Ball.
Another PSG prodigy is on the list. Here comes Leo’s best mate Nyemar Jr. Brazil has been put in first place to clinch the title in Qatar by various sites. They really do have one of the strongest and most balanced squads. In fact, the Celecaos’ squad depth will be unmatchable for sure. But if Brazil really goes all the way to grab its 6th world title then who else but Neymar Jr to guide them? It’ll be Neymar’s last World Cup and he’ll be keen to win at least one international trophy with Brazil. Considering the winger’s form and Brazil’s chances, our experts picked him among the very first names in their prediction to win the World Cup Golden Ball.
Oh! yet another PSG man. Please don’t get us wrong, we’re not biased at all. But if you’re a regular watcher of football, then just imagine how could someone leave any one of this trio outside the probable Golden Ball winner’s list. France will be defending their title in Qatar. In spite of a few massive injury blows, they’ve still got the squad that can lead them to their 2nd consecutive and overall 3rd title. And their main man will be Kylian Mbappe for sure.
The forward has been in sublime form at the club level and he is also a proven performer in the international arena. The Russia World Cup was lit up with the performances of a young Mbappe and this time he is heading to Qatar with a galore of experience. So, putting such an in-form and determined player among the first names to win the Golden Ball, is no overdoing. World Cup 2022 Winner Prediction.
(Out of the World Cup due to injury).
Our next pick is the current Ballon d’Or holder Karim Benzema. The Real Madrid forward has been in the form of his life since the 2021-22 campaign. He was the main weapon behind Madrid’s La Liga and 14th UCL glory. The Frenchman got his reward as he was handed the Ballon d’Or and is also close to winning the FIFA Best Award. Benzema has also recently won the UEFA Nations League with France. The number-9 who missed the Russia World Cup will be keen to win a major title with his country this time. And if France really breaks the Champion’s curse and goes all the way to the semis or final, then Benzema will certainly have a good chance to grab the World Cup Golden Ball.
Kevin De Bruyne:
(No way anymore).
The Belgian Golden Generation is on the verge of sinking. But they are yet to win a major trophy. Vincent Kompany’s chapter was closed in Russia and many of the current squad members will follow him in Qatar. Will Belgium be able to win a trophy? Only time can answer but with such a fragile defensive lineup one can’t give you much hope. But if they really make it this time, then Kevin De Bruyne has to be at his ultimate best. KDB is always a man for the big occasions but still hasn’t been lucky enough to win a UCL or a major international title. However, one simply can’t deny what he is capable of. And our experts do back this Belgian sensation to be one of the first listed names to win the FIFA WC Golden Ball 2022.
World Cup Golden Ball Race 2022:
There are many more names who could be the serious contender for the WC Best Player award. German duo Joshua Kimmich and Thomas Muller will be among those names. Muller often has been a World Cup specialist while Kimmich is our expert’s special pick and hasn’t been backed by many of the sites. Three Lions captain Harry Kane grabbed the Golden Boot in Russia and once again will be a contender for both the best goal scorer as well as the best player awards.
Vinicius Jr has been in good form and we’ve also kept him on this list alongside Neymar. Our list contains 2 more from Belgium and 2 from Portugal. Thibaut Courtois is always the man who can define the big games and Eden Hazard, despite being out of form we had to put him in considering his abilities. Bruno Fernandes and Joao Cancelo will be the keys for Portugal. Cristiano is one of our favorites for the Golden Boot award but we couldn’t put him here considering his work rate this season. FIFA World Cup Groups Analysis 2022.
How many WC Golden Ball does Messi have?
Messi currently has 1 World Cup Golden Ball. He won that in 2014 Brazil World Cup for taking Argentina to the finals. However, he might make it 2 on this Sunday.