In The 2022 FIFA World Cup | Who Are The Darkhorse Squads
Croatia's journey to the final was quite extraordinary after it won Group D with a perfect record of 3-0-0 win-draw loss record.
The Round of 16 saw the Blazers defeat Denmark 3-2 in penalty shootout. They had been tied 1-1 after regulation and extended time.
When it comes to analyzing potential darkhorses in Europe, there are only two nations that stand out.
Denmark is also a top European darkhorse. Serbia has the highest-end quality but Denmark is more balanced at nearly all positions.
Uruguay is not technically considered a dark horse due to its international heritage, but Uruguay's team is well-balanced and will be difficult to beat.
It was difficult for African nations to progress in 2018, with no of the five teams reaching the top of their respective group.
Group H is home to another dark horse. Ghana is a country with some interesting players. Thomas Partey (Arsenal), who will be playing alongside the Ayew brothers Andre (Al Sadd)
Takehiro Tomiyasu and Ko Ikatura are Japan's two top defenders. Japan is in Group E along with Spain
The Swiss are known for having some surprises in international tournaments. Granit Xhaka, Arsenal's captain