The captain is the key and most valuable player of any team, a highly talented, experienced, and quality of leadership, who knows the weaknesses and strengths of his team as well as the opponent team. he utilizes his players in a way that they overcome their weaknesses and exploited the weakness of the opponent team. He pushed and encourage the players and motivated them to keep attacking and create the opportunity to score the goal and proudly came out from the ground victorious at the end of the game. He has the ability to lead and unite the team He uses his skill that his team to fight like a complete and combined unit and gives more than 100%.
Each team participating in the FIFA world cup 2022 Qatar has many talented, energetic, skilled, and great players visiting Qatar with the dream to lift the trophy for their county, and millions of people are supporting and praying home for their success.
All 32 Captains of the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar
Lionel Messi – Argentina
Lionel Andres Messi commonly known as Leo Messi once again is the captain of the Argentina National Football Team. He is the main striker and play as a forward and is considered not only one of the best players in the FIFA World cup 2022 but also one of the legends and great player of all time in the history of football. He is the captain of Argentina since 2011 and the leading goal scorer and most appearances for the country. He represent the country 162 times and scored 86 goals.
Mathew Ryan – Australia
Mathew David Ryan a 30 years young professional footballer is captaining the Australian side in the FIFA World cup 2022. He is the Number one goalkeeper of Australia and representing the national team since 2012 and played 74 games
Eden Hazard – Belgium
Eden Michael Hazard 31 years of age is the captain of the Belgium National Football team in the world cup 2022 Qatar. He is a forward and main striker of the team. He is playing for his country since 2008 and played 120 games and scored 30 goals. FIFA world cup Qatar is his third appearance and second as a captain. In the 2018 word cup, Russia and Belgium ended No.3 under his captaincy is the best performance of the country in the history of World Cups. He is the captain of the Belgium team since 2015. He was a member of the team in the world cup 2014 where Belgium reached the quarter-final.
Thiago Silva – Brazil
Thiago Emiliano da Silva is 37 years old and an experienced captain of the Brazil National Football team. He plays as a center-back with solid defense, playing for Brazil since 2008 and so far played 107 games and scored 7 goals. He is the captain of the team since 2013. This is his third FIFA world cup appearance. During his captaincy, Brazil finishes No. 4 in the 2014 world cup.
Atiba Hutchinson – Canada
Atiba Hutchinson is 39 Years of age and is the captain of the Canadian National Football Team. He is a midfielder and contributed in defense and attack when required. He is a member of the Canadian National team since 2003 and has played 97 games and scored 9 times.
Vincent Aboubakar – Cameroon
Vincent Ryan Aboubakar 30 years old is the main striker (center-forward) and captain of the Cameroon National Football Team. He is a member of the national team since 2010 played 87 games and score 33 goals for the country. He was with the team in FIFA World Cups 2010 and 2014. This will be his 3rd world cup appearance.
Bryan Ruiz – Costa Rica
Bryan Jafet Ruiz Gonzalez 30 years of age is a left-footed attacking midfielder who often plays as a striker (forward) and is the captain of the Costa Rica National football team. He is a member of the National Football team of Costa Rica since 2005 played 144 games and scored 29 goals.
Luka Modric – Croatia
Luka Modric 36 years old is the captain of the Croatian National Football team. He is a midfielder and a member of the team since 2006 played 152 times for the country and scored 22 goals. He is playing his 4th FIFA World cup he was a member of the team in the World Cups 2006, 2014, and 2018. During his captaincy, Croatia was Runner-up in the 2018 Russia World Cup.
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Simon Kjaer – Denmark
Simon Thorup Kjaer 33 years of age is the captain of the Denmark National Football team in the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar. He is Centre back with a powerful defense. He is playing for his country since 2009 and so far played 119 games and able to score 5 times. He was a member of Denmark Football in the world cups of 2010 and 2018. This will be his 3rd world cup appearance for his country.
Enner Valencia – Ecuador
Enner Remberto Valencia Lastra is 32 years and the Captain of the Ecuador National Football Team. He plays as a forward-winger. He is a member of the National team since 2012 and has played 72 games and scored 35 goals. He also represents the nation in the 2014 world cup.
Harry Kane – England
Harry Edward Kane is 29 years old main striker and captain of the National Football Team of England. He is a member of the team since 2015 and has played 73 times and scored 50 goals. This is his second world cup as a captain. He was also captain of the team in FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia where England ended up at No. 4
Hugo Lloris – France
Hugo Hadrien Dominique Lloris is 35 years experienced goalkeeper and captain of the National Football Team of France. He is a member of the team since 2008 and played 139 games for his country. France was the winner of the FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia now they are in the world cup 2022 Qatar to defend their title. He was appointed captain first time in 2010 and then permanently retain the captaincy of the team in 2012. This is his 3rd world cup as captain. France reached the quarter-final of the FIFA world cup 2014.
Andre Ayew – Ghana
Andre Morgan Rami Ayew commonly known as Dede Ayew in Ghana is 32 years. He is the main striker (Winger-Forward) and Captain of the National Football team of Ghana. He has been a member of the National team since 2007, played 107 games, and scored 23 goals for his country. This is his 3rd FIFA world he already has played in the Word cups in 2010 and 2014
Manuel Neuer – Germany
Manuel Peter Neuer 36 years is the No.1 Goalkeeper and the captain of the National Football Team of Germany. He is representing Germany since 2009 and played 113 times. This is his 4th world cup. Earlier in the world cup, in 2010 Germany ended up at No. 3 while the winner of the World Cup in 2014
Ehsan Hajsafi – Iran
Ehsan Hajsafi is 32 years old and is captain of the National Football Team of Iran. He is a very useful player who can play in multiple positions like, left back, left midfielder, defensive midfielder, and winger. He has been a member of the Iran National Team since 2008, played 119 games, and scored 7 times. This is his 3rd World Cup he already represent Iran in FIFA World Cup 2014 and 2018.
Maya Yoshida – Japan
Maya Yoshida 34 years is the Captain of the Japan National Football Team and plays the position of center-back. He is a member of the Japan team since 2010 and has played 119 games and scored 12 goals.
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Son Heung-min – Korea Republic
Son Heung-min is 30 years old and is the captain of the South Korea National Football Team. He plays as a forward. He is a member of the South Korea team since 2010. he played 102 games and scored 33 goals. This is the 3rd world cup for him. He was also a member of the South Korean team who played in the FIFA World Cups in 2014 and 2018
Andres Guardado – Mexico
Jose Andres Guardado Hernandez is 35 years experience footballer and Captain of the National Football Team of Mexico. He is such a utility player who can play as a Left back, Defensive midfielder, and winger. He is a member of the team since 2005 and represents Mexico in 175 games and scored 28 times. He will represent 5th time to his country for the world cup in Qatar 2022. He already played four world cups for Mexico and currently is the second most capped player in the country.
Romain Saiss – Morocco
Romain Ghanem Paul Saiss. He is 32 years of age and is the Captain of the National Football team of Morocco. He played as a Defender, (midfielder). He is a member of the National team since 2012 and played 63 matches and scored a single goal. This is his second World Cup. He also played in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
Virgil Van Dijk – Netherlands
Virgil Van Dijk age 31 is the captain of the National Football Team of the Netherlands. He is a center-back and playing for his country since 2015. His total appearance for his country is 47 matches and he scored 5 times.
Cristiano Ronaldo – Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is 37 years of age and is an experienced captain of the National Football Team of Portugal. He plays as a forward and is considered along with Lionel Messi of Argentina one of the best players in FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar. He is a great player and leading goal scorer in the all-time history of football. He representing Portugal since 2003 and played 189 games and scored 117 highest Number of goals for his country and for the world. He is the captain of the Portugal team since 2008.
Robert Lewandowski – Poland
Robert Lewandowski is 34 years old and is the captain of the National Football Team of Poland. He is a striker (Forward) and a member of the Poland team since 2008. He represent the country in 132 games and scored 76 goals for his country. He is the top scorer in his country.
Hassan Al-Haydos – Qatar
Hassan Khalid Hassan Al-Haydos is a young 31 years old is Captain of the National Football Team of Qatar. He played as a striker (Forward). He has been a member of the team since 2008, played 163 games, and scored 33 times.
Salman Al-Faraj – Saudi Arabia
Salman Mohammed Al-Faraj age 33 is the captain of the National Football Team of Saudi Arabia. He is a midfielder and representing Saudi Arabia since 2012. He played 68 games and scored 8 goals for his team.
Kalidou Koulibaly – Senegal
Kalidou Koulibaly is 31 years of age and the Captain of the National Football team of Senegal. He is a member of the team since 2015 and played 62 games and has not yet scored a single goal. Qatar world cup is his second appearance in the world cup. He was also a member of the team who take part in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Dusan Tadic – Serbia
Dusan Tadic age 33 is the captain of the National Football team of Serbia. He is an attacking midfielder (Forward). He is a member of the Serbian team since 2008. He played 88 games and scored 18 goals for his country. He was part of the team in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Sergio Busquets – Spain
Sergio Busquets Burgos is 34 years of age, a defensive midfielder, and the captain of the National football team of Spain. He is part of the national team since 2009 and played 137 times and scored 2 goals for his country. He was also a member of the team and play his part to win the FIFA World Cup 2010 South Africa for Spain.
Granit Xhaka – Switzerland
Granit Xhaka is a young 29 years Midfielder and captain of the National football team of Switzerland. He is playing for the country since 2011 and appeared in 104 games and scored 12 goals. He already played in two FIFA World Cups 2014 and 2018 for Switzerland.
Youssef Msakni – Tunisia
Youssef Msakni is 31 years of age and is the captain of the National Football team of Tunisia. He played as a Winger (Forward) and part of the Tunisian team since 2010 taking part in 84 games and scoring 17 goals.
Christian Pulisic – USA
Christian Mate Pulisic is a very young just 23 years old perhaps the youngest captain of the USA and as well as in the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar. He is an attacking midfielder (Winger) and captain of the National Team of the United State of America. He started his carrier with the National team in 2016 and so far played 51 games and scored 21 goals.
Diego Godin – Uruguay
Diego Roberto Godin Leal is 36 years of age and is an experienced captain of the national football team of Uruguay. He plays at the position of center-back. He is with the national team since 2005 and 159 capped and scored 8 goals for his country. He is Uruguay’s most capped player
Gareth Bale – Wales
Gareth Frank Bale is 33 years old and captain of the National football team of Wales. He plays as a winger (Forward). He started his carrier back in 2006 and played 106 games and scored 40 goals for Wales.
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