The FIFA World Cup 2022 will be the 22nd edition of the ultimate international football tournament. This year's tournament will take place in Qatar. It is the first time the World Cup has been played in the Middle East and the reason the competition has been moved to the winter rather than being played in the summertime.
The FIFA World Cup is a time that brings fans together from around the globe. Whether you are an avid football fan or a casual supporter, the World Cup always unites supporters. This year's tournament will be no different as 32 teams battle it out for the World Cup trophy.
FIFA World Cup Odds - Outright Winner Betting
The 2022 World Cup will feature 32 teams in Qatar. The tournament will be the final FIFA World Cup to feature 32 competitors. In four year's time, the World Cup will expand to 48 teams, making the competition very different.
France go into the tournament as the reigning champions. Didier Deschamps is aiming for a second straight World Cup trophy. No national team has won back to back World Cup since Brazil did it in 1958 and 1962. Will France become the first team to do it in over half a century?
Outright winner betting:
- Brazil 5/1
- France 6/1
- England 15/2
- Argentina 8/1
- Spain 8/1
- Germany 11/1
- Portugal 14/1
- Netherlands 14/1
- Belgium 16/1
- Denmark 33/1
- Uruguay 50/1
- Croatia 66/1
- Senegal 100/1
- Switzerland 100/1
- USA 150/1
- Serbia 150/1
- Wales 150/1
- Mexico 150/1
- Poland 200/1
- Morocco 250/1
- Canada 250/1
- Japan 250/1
- Cameroon 250/1
- Ecuador 250/1
- Ghana 300/1
- Qatar 350/1
- South Korea 400/1
- Australia 500/1
- Tunisia 500/1
- Saudi Arabia 750/1
- Iran 750/1
- Costa Rica 1000/1
Who Are the Favourites to win the World Cup?
Brazil are the favourites to win the World Cup ahead of the tournament in Qatar. The Brazilians are loaded with talented players including Neymar, Gabriel Jesus, and Ederson. There is really no weakness in Tite's team.
The Brazilians have not won the World Cup since 2002 in South Korea and Japan. The last four editions of the global football tournament were won by European nations. Brazil have an issue and that is they lack high intensity friendlies and continental competitions. Their biggest rival is Argentina. Outside of the two South American nations, it is debatable whether or not the competition in CONMEBOL is strong enough to prepare them for the World Cup.
France are the reigning World Cup winners and will fancy their chances of repeating as champions. France also won the UEFA Nations League in the autumn of 2021. Deschamps will feel the national side is ready to repeat as World Cup winners.
England will be backed by rabid support in Great Britain. The Three Lions are a bit of out form currently after finishing second at the most recent European Championships. Spain were runners up at the 2021 UEFA Nations League tournament. Although La Roja aren't at the level they were in 2010 in South Africa, there is still plenty of quality in the team to win the tournament.
Who Are the Dark Horses?
Belgium are a dark horse to win the World Cup. The country's golden generation has one more opportunity to win the tournament. It could finally come off.
The Netherlands will also fancy their chances of lifting the tournament's trophy. Louis van Gaal returned as manager of the national team. Since his reintroduction, the Dutch have looked strong.
Don't sleep on Lionel Messi and Argentina. This will likely be the last World Cup for the football great. Argentina are coming off winning the CONMEBOL Gold Cup in 2021 and the Finalissimo in 2022.
Germany are looking to rebound under new manager Hansi Flick. A strong run in the tournament could occur. Germany will have an all-Bayern Munich backbone. Meanwhile, Portugal will be led by Cristiano Ronaldo for at least one more World Cup.
Where is the FIFA World Cup 2022 Held?
The 2022 World Cup will be held in Qatar. The tiny Middle Eastern nation was awarded the World Cup over 10 years ago. Since then, Qatar has been building its infrastructure to accommodate the tournament.
When is the Qatar World Cup 2022?
The 2022 World Cup will be held in Qatar's winter. The Middle Eastern summertime was deemed too hot to play football.
The World Cup will be played from November 21 to December 18. Domestic leagues around the world that play their seasons during the same time will take a break.
When is the Group Stage?
The group stage will kick off on Monday, November 21. The group stage will feature four matches played each day over a 12 day period. The final group stage games will be contested on Friday, December 2.
When is the Round of 16?
The 2022 World Cup round of 16 will be played from Saturday, December 3 to Tuesday, December 6.
When are the Quarter-Finals?
The tournament's quarter-finals will take place on Friday, December 9, and Saturday, December 10.
When are the Semi-Finals?
World Cup semi-finals begin on Tuesday, December 13, and will be played across tw0 days. The semi-finals will conclude on Wednesday, December 14.
When is the World Cup Final?
The World Cup Final will be played on Sunday, December 18. There will be a third place playoff match. The third place game will be played Saturday, December 17.
Which Countries Will Compete in the FIFA World Cup 2022?
The 2022 World Cup feature 32 teams divided into eight groups of four:
- Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands
- Group B: England, Iran, USA, Wales
- Group C: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland
- Group D: France, Australia, Denmark, Tunisia
- Group E: Spain, Costa Rica, Germany, Japan
- Group F: Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia
- Group G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon
- Group H: Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea
Which Stadiums Will Host Matches During the World Cup 2022?
The FIFA World Cup 2022 will use eight venues. The venues include:
Al Bayt Stadium
Khalifa International Stadium
Al Thumama Stadium
Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium
Ras Abu Aboud Stadium
Education City Stadium
Al Janoub Stadium.
Who Won the Last World Cup in 2018?
France won the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The French defeated Croatia in the final 4-2.
Which Country Has Won the World Cup the Most?
Brazil have won the most World Cups with five. The Brazilians last won the tournament in 2022.
World Cup Winners
There have been 21 editions of the World Cup with this year's tournament being the 22nd. Here is a look at the previous tournament winners:
- Uruguay 1930
- Italy 1934
- Italy 1938
- Uruguay 1950
- West Germany 1954
- Brazil 1958
- Brazil 1962
- England 1966
- Brazil 1970
- West Germany 1974
- Argentina 1978
- Italy 1982
- Argentina 1986
- West Germany 1990
- Brazil 1994
- France 1998
- Brazil 2002
- Italy 2006
- Spain 2010
- Germany 2014
- France 2018
World Cup Top Goal Scorers
Germany's Miroslav Klose holds the record for the most goals scored in World Cup history. Klose scored 16 goals in 24 matches across four tournaments for Germany.
World Cup Most Appearances
Germany's Lothar Matthaus holds the record for making the most appearances at a World Cup tournament. The German player appeared in 25 matches across five tournaments.
Which Country Has Appeared at the World Cup the Most Times?
Brazil are the only national team to have played in all 21 World Cup tournaments. The 2022 World Cup will be the 22nd appearance at the finals for Brazil. Germany have played in 19 tournaments, Italy in 18, Argentina in 17, and Mexico in 16 World Cups.
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