The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is the largest global sporting event. 32 countries will compete for the FIFA World Cup Trophy. We tell you all you need to know about betting on 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup field has been officially established after a difficult qualification campaign that was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grandest sporting tournament will host 32 teams from around the world.
It will be the first World Cup to be held in the Arab World and the first time that it is not played during the months of May June or July. The tournament will be the last World Cup under the 32-team format. It will include 48 teams, which will begin in 2026.
Below we provide all the information you need about the 2022 FIFA World Cup. For all our analysis and picks on the tournament, be sure to return to this page.
2022 FIFA World Cup Odds
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World Cup Tournament Info
The tournament will be played in Qatar across eight different stadiums. Doha, Qatar's capital city, is home to half of these stadiums.
On Nov. 21, Senegal will face the Netherlands in Group B play. The final will take place at the Lusail International Stadium on Sunday, December 18.
There will be four games on each day of the group stage, with games starting at 5 a.m. ET, 8 a.m. ET, 11 a.m. ET, 11 a.m. ET, and 2 pm ET ET. Knockout stage games will take place at either 10 a.m. ET or at 2 p.m. ET. The final will take place at 10 a.m. ET. ET. The knockout round is decided by the top two teams from each group. From then on the tournament will be single elimination. If teams tie after extra or full time, there will be a penalty shootout.
In the United States, the 2022 FIFA World Cup will air on FOX and FS1. 29 matches will air on FS1 while 35 will air on FOX. The final will air on December 18.
How to Watch the World Cup
France was victorious in Russia's 2018 World Cup. They defeated Croatia 4-2 in a final to win their second World Cup title. Antoine Griezmann was named Man-of-the Match. The six goals combined were the highest in a final since 1966. The tournament's top midfielder, Luka Modric from Croatia, won the Golden Ball.
What Happened in the 2018 FIFA World Cup?
There were many shocking results in the tournament. Germany, the defending champions, failed to reach Group F. Favorites Brazil lost in the quarterfinals, while Spain lost to Russia in Round 16. Argentina was unable to make it out of Group D, and was quickly bounced by eventual champions France in the Round 16
France had +650 odds of winning the tournament before the start. This was fourth in terms of tournament win chances, behind Germany, Spain, and Brazil. Pre-tournament, Croatia was priced at +3300.
There are distinct future markets for the FIFA World Cup. These markets include the standard Moneyline, Over/Under spread and player prop bets.
World Cup Trends
- Five of the last six World Cup winners have been from Europe.
- No team from Africa has made it to the semifinal.
- Defending champions have failed to advance from the group stage in four of the past five tournaments.
- The host country has advanced out of the group stage in four of the past five tournaments.
- Spain in 2010 is the only time a European country has won the World Cup outside of Europe.
How to bet on the World Cup
You can bet on who will win the group. Nine points is the maximum number of points a team can earn.
At [(1xbet),] the current teams with the lowest odds of winning their group are Argentina and England. They are priced at -300 each to win Group C and B, respectively.
A market exists for qualifying from the group stage. However, the odds of winning the group are lower than winning it. Portugal, for example, is at -150 to win the Group H while Caesars Sportsbook is at -600 to qualify from their group.
To qualify from group
You can also bet on teams reaching the final of the World Cup, similar to betting on the winning team in an NFL, NHL, or NBA conference.
To reach the final
The market closely tracks the market for the clear winner. Brazil is currently the favorite at +200 at [1xbet]
If you don't want to bet on the team reaching the final, you can also place a wager on the team qualifying for the quarterfinals or semi-final. The bet will pay out as soon as the team qualifies, regardless of whether they win or lose. These markets are currently only available at Caesars.
To reach the quarter/semifinal
A team can bet on the World Cup's specific stage. This could be the Round of 16, Quarterfinals, Semi-finals or Final.
Stage of elimination
. PointsBet has nine of 32 possible teams and the largest market. As we near the tournament's start, PointsBet and other sportsbooks will have more markets.
This award goes to the FIFA World Cup's top goal scorer. It is usually listed as the top goalscorer at most sportsbooks. The penalty shootout penalties are not eligible for this award. Only the goals scored during a game count.
England's Harry Kane is the reigning winner. He is currently the favourite to win the award again at [1xbet] at +600. PointsBet offers him at +700.