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Brazil To Win 2022 World Cup Odds

Brazil is the favorite to win the 2022 World Cup and has justified its odds heading into the tournament. The Samba Boys are unbeaten in more than a year, reached the Copa America final last summer and have flicked into cruise control in 2022.

They've crushed the likes of Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile and Bolivia in recent months, scoring four past each of them. A gritty 0-0 draw with Argentina last November showed the steel that was lacking in the previous World Cup.

Brazil’s forward line of Neymar, Raphinha and Vinicius Junior is one of the most feared in world football. Defensively, Marqinhos and Thiago Silva thrive in front of goalkeeper Alisson. And head coach Tite has a wealth of midfield talent to call upon.

Brazil is five-time winners of the World Cup but haven’t lifted the trophy since 2002. Back then, Ronaldo, Rivaldo and Ronaldinho stole the show. Twenty years on and they might just have developed a new golden generation – with Raphinha the breakout star. The squad that fell at the 2018 World Cup quarterfinals has received an injection of youthful talent, and they’re primed to dazzle in Qatar.

TeamWorld Cup WinnerTo Reach World Cup Final
Brazil+450+250
England+550+275
France+600+275
Argentina+700+400
Odds Provided by bet365. Accurate as of Aug. 3, 2022 - Subject to Change

Brazil is +450 favorites in the 2022 World Cup betting odds. Their price began coming in at +700 last year when bettors regained confidence in the team following their Copa America final defeat to Argentina.

There’s rarely a World Cup where Selecao isn't one of the favorites. But this year they’ve justified their tag as outright top dogs heading into Qatar 2022. Not only have they waltzed past practically every opponent they’ve played this year, but they’ve also proven defensively compact.

It was the forward line that affected Brazil’s chances of winning the previous World Cup. Now they have an attacking arsenal whose quality matches that of the defense. Tite has as near a complete team as a head coach could wish for heading into a major tournament.

Brazil Path To Final

The 2022 World Cup draw has been fairly kind to Brazil. They begin the competition as favorites to top their group, and the knockout bracket could open up nicely for them too.

Pot Draw

Brazil were seeded in Pot 1 for the 2022 World Cup draw thanks to their seeding. In fact, they were ranked FIFA’s No 1 team in the world heading into the draw.

Group Stage

Brazil will play in Group G at the 2022 World Cup alongside Serbia, Switzerland and Cameroon. It’s a pretty tame draw that Tite will have welcomed. Neither Switzerland nor Serbia are considered an elite-level European side, while Cameroon wasn’t the toughest opponent to come out of Pot 4. Brazil should arguably win all three games and saunter into the last-16.

Potential Knockout Stage Games

Going by seed, Brazil’s path to the World Cup final would see them meet Group H runners up Ghana in the last-16. They’d then face Group E winners Spain in the quarterfinals and Group C winners Argentina in the semis. Brazil is projected to meet either France or England in the final.

Brazil Previous World Cup Finishes

Brazil is the most successful nation in World Cup history, having won the trophy five times. They were also one of the 13 original nations to compete in the first World Cup in 1930.

  • 1930 – Group Stage
  • 1934 – Last 16
  • 1938 – Third Place
  • 1950 – Runners-up
  • 1954 – Quarterfinals
  • 1958 – Champions
  • 1962 – Champions
  • 1966 – Group Stage
  • 1970 – Champions
  • 1974 – Fourth Place
  • 1978 – Third Place
  • 1982 – Second Round
  • 1986 – Quarterfinals
  • 1990 – Last 16
  • 1994 – Champions
  • 1998 – Runners-up
  • 2002 – Champions
  • 2006 – Quarterfinals
  • 2010 – Quarterfinals
  • 2014 – Fourth Place
  • 2018 – Quarterfinals

Brazil Golden Boot Odds

PlayerGolden Boot Odds
Junior Neymar+2000
Jose Vinicius Junior+3300
Fernando Gabriel Jesus+3300
de Andrade Richarlison+4000
Odds Provided by bet365. Accurate as of Aug. 3, 2022 - Subject to Change

Brazil World Cup FAQ

Want to know more about Brazil at the World Cup? Check out these answers to some frequently asked questions.

Has Brazil qualified for the World Cup 2022?

Yes. Brazil qualified for the 2022 World Cup by winning the South American (CONMEBOL) qualification tournament. 

Why Is World Cup 2022 In November?

The World Cup in 2022 takes place this November because it is being held in Qatar. FIFA officials decided a summer World Cup in 104-degree heat would not be possible. Temperatures during a Qatari winter average around 77 degrees.

Will Brazil win the World Cup again?

Brazil is the favorite to win the 2022 World Cup and has a favorable draw. However, they face the prospect of meeting Argentina in the semifinals in Qatar, and potentially England or France in the final.

Will Neymar play at the World Cup?

Almost certainly, yes. Neymar remains Brazil’s most important attacking player and is a national superstar. However, the likes of Raphinha and Gabriel Jesus could steal some of the limelight from Neymar this winter.

How much World Cup prize money can Brazil win?

Brazil would stand to earn $62m in prize money were it to win the World Cup. This prize money goes to the Brazilian Football Federation, who then decides how it is distributed.

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