The World Cup 2022 will be played in Qatar between the 20th of November and the 18th of December. With the final played at the Lusail Iconic Stadium just a week before Christmas, this promises to be the most unique and interesting installment of FIFA’s much-loved soccer competition.
Qatar will be the first time games haven’t been played during the summer months of June and July. It’s also the first time the tournament has visited the Arab World. Sports fans can’t wait to get started.
Those travelling to Qatar for the matches will enjoy the most modern and eco-friendly World Cup that’s ever been. There will be state-of-the-art cooling technology used in and around the stadiums to protect players, officials, coaches, fans, and the media from the region’s dangerously high temperatures, even at this late stage of the year.
Organizers behind Qatar 2022 have also promised a carbon-neutral World Cup, leaving behind a legacy in the sport. The aim is to set the bar before handing over to the USA, Canada, and Mexico for World Cup 2026.
We know where and when the World Cup will be played. But we don’t yet know which team will win the famous trophy, entering the history books as the best team on the planet, a position they will hold for the next four years. That remains to be seen, and a strong case could be made for five or more teams having a great chance of being victorious.
Which team are you backing? Read on as we explain the ins and outs of World Cup gambling, including how to bet on sports in California and which side has a good chance at great odds. Read on for the answers to those questions and more.
Favorites & underdogs
The bookmakers have had their say on the winners, pinning Brazil to the head of their
outright betting market. The Samba Boys are the competition’s most successful team, sitting just ahead of Germany. Despite that valuable experience, it has been more than two decades since Brazil last captured this prize, and that may put a few people off backing the market leaders.
Behind Brazil, you’ll find France as the second favorite, and they are also the defending champions. Les Bleus won the World Cup four years ago in Russia and believe they have what it takes to defend the title successfully. But they are missing some key players to injury, including Paul Pogba. England is the third favorite, closely followed by Argentina.
England was the leading scorer during qualification from the European bracket. That’s not to say they will win the title, as the heat will make things challenging for many European sides who aren’t used to playing football in this kind of temperature, especially in winter. Harry Kane is the man for the Three Lions, and he has the skills, concentration, and character to fire his nation deep into the tournament.
Free bets & promos
If you intend to back England at the World Cup, you will likely get a run for your money, at least. The leading sportsbooks offer eye-catching specials on England, including free bets, enhanced odds, cashback, profit boosts, and more. Check the promotions tab of your chosen sportsbook for the latest information on how which deals they have available this week on England specials and World Cup betting.
The most popular way to back England at the World Cup is in the outright market, but many other options are available to supporters. Support Kane to win the golden boot or England to win their group. There’s also the stage of elimination betting, where you are tasked with predicting which round Gareth Southgate’s team will exit the play. Will they go out at the groups or suffer another penalty loss in the semi-finals? Have your say.
The leading bookies give all registered members access to an HD-quality live stream of every match from the World Cup. Follow the play from home on your desktop computer or when on the move with a smartphone app. In addition to the live stream, you’ll find expert commentary, in-play betting odds, cash-out and more.