World Cup 2022 Winner Odds
The World Cup is the most popular and exciting football competition around the world. It is a quadrennial tournament played by 32 teams from different continents. The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is responsible for organising the tournament. This year, the World Cup 2022 will take place between November and December. Everyone is excited to see the draw, which will happen in April.
Qatar won the bid to host the tournament in 2010. This was a historic moment as Qatar would be the first Middle Eastern country to host the World Cup. And as the host nation, they get an automatic spot and are placed in Group A.
As this year's World Cup approaches, it will be interesting to see how the players and the teams perform. While most players are currently playing for their clubs, we expect to see the star footballers in Qatar with their respective countries come November.
Over the past few years, we have seen how amazing Qatar stadiums are. As we get closer to kick-off, all stadiums are near completion and are almost ready to attract supporters from all over the world.
The opening match is scheduled to take place on November 21st, with the final on December 18th. The World Cup is always an interesting tournament to watch, and we can expect nothing less this time around.
Let's talk about the World Cup 2022 winner odds and what we can expect. We will also look at some big moments in the past and past winners of the tournament.
World Cup 2022 Winner Odds
The tournament's format remains the same, 32 teams that qualified in their respective play-offs. There will be 8 groups, each consisting of 4 teams. These 4 teams will play each other in single games, and the top 2 teams from each group will progress. From here, it is a standard knockout tournament until there is an eventual winner in the final.
The World Cup winner odds are hard to tell right now since only 13 teams have officially qualified so far. These are the European teams and the 2 teams from South America, alongside the host nation. We are still waiting for the African nations, the intercontinental nations (Asia, North America, South America, and Oceania), and the other European nations. There are still 3 European places that are up for grabs, with teams like Portugal and Italy among these.
It is hard to predict what the World Cup winner odds will be or which team can emerge as winners. So far, Brazil, Belgium and France are among the favourites to lift the trophy this year due to their performance in the last edition. Nations like Spain and Germany are also among the top team's that we expect will perform spectacularly. While we cannot tell for sure who will win the tournament, you will be able to select a World Cup betting outright winner at top bookmakers when the tournament begins.
Past World Cup Winners
The World Cup reigning champions are France, who won it in Russia in 2018. They beat a strong Croatia team 4-2 in the Final. They are amongst the favourites this year as well as Brazil, who were famously beaten 2-1 by Belgium in the Quarter Finals in 2018. In total, Brazil has won the trophy the most times, with 5 total wins. Germany is the next most successful nation, with 4 wins under their belt. There have been many memorable moments from World Cups throughout history, including Zidane's headbutt against Italy in the 2006 Final.
However, there is nothing more memorable than watching underdogs do well in the competition. Famously, James Rodriguez helped Colombia make it to the Quarter Final stage at the 2014 World Cup, which was incredible. At the last World Cup, it was fantastic to see Russia knockout Spain in the Round of 16, which was a huge upset. Spain had won the competition famously in 2010 with the late Iniesta goal, which broke Dutch hearts.
With players like Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar and Mbappé likely to feature in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, there will certainly be some memorable moments. We would no doubt want to see these players play some incredible football and dazzle the fans.
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