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How Will These Leeds United Players Perform In The 2022 FIFA World Cup In Qatar?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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Leeds United will have four players involved for their respective nations in the 2022 FIFA World Cup which will happen in Qatar later this month. This famous FIFA tournament is taking place for the first time in the Middle East.

Let’s focus on the four Leeds United players and try to see how they will perform in this edition of the World Cup.

Daniel James (Wales)

James is having a tough loan spell at Fulham, on loan from Leeds United, this season as he has struggled to find the back of the net consistently for his current employers. The Wales international has registered just one goal in 12 league appearances for the Cottagers during this campaign on all fronts.

However, his most recent performance off the bench against Manchester United will excite some Wales supporters ahead of the World Cup later this month. We can expect James to play a key role for the Wales national team as he has scored five goals for his nation in 38 international appearances.

Ramsus Kristensen (Denmark)

The 25-year-old is having a solid campaign at Elland Road after putting in a run of solid performances on the right side of Jesse Marsch’s defence. Kristensen has made 12 appearances for Leeds United this season, earning one assist in the process across various competitions.

The Denmark international has been a reliable performer for the Whites on the defensive end of the field based on his average of 2.9 tackles, 1.8 interceptions and 2.4 clearances per game in the Premier League (stats via whoscored).

Thus, we can expect Kristensen to enjoy his time with his nation by going on a deep run with them in this year’s World Cup.

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Brenden Aaronson (United States Of America)

Aaronson has been at the heart of most good moves Leeds have cooked up in the final third this season. The 22-year-old has done really well to establish himself as a regular starter at the West Yorkshire club. However, he has to find a way to be more decisive on the attacking end of the field after scoring just one goal and grabbing two assists in 14 matches for the Whites during this campaign across all fronts.

Despite his good form, he might have to settle for a place on the bench when the United States kick off their World Cup campaign in Qatar later this month. Still, there is no denying that he has the quality to make a real impact, even as a substitute during the tournament.

Tyler Adams (United States Of America)

Tyler Adams is having a solid campaign with the Whites as he has been a regular starter in the Premier League for them. He has made 13 appearances for Leeds United and deserves credit for anchoring the midfield well at times for them in league football.

USA head coach Gregg Berhalter will now try to get the best out of Adams, who could do well for his nation in this World Cup.

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