WORLD CUP - FINALS
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Professional soccer’s biggest betting event every four years returns to the betting board in 2022. The World Cup is scheduled for later this year in Qatar. Starting on Nov. 21 with Group play, 32 teams are expected to participate in this time-honored global tournament.
Moving through the Round of 16, the World Cup Final is slated for Sunday, Dec. 18. As the featured match in this competition, the World Cup Final will pit the two best teams in the world against one another. Speculation as to which two teams in the field will make it that far has already begun.
That speculation has led to quite a bit of money being wagered on World Cup futures odds. Leading the way at the top of the board are Brazil and France. You could also add England, Spain and Argentina to the short list of teams most likely to play in that championship match.
World Cup Final Fixtures & Odds
The tournament schedule for the World Cup is set with play getting underway on Nov. 18. The fixtures for the final match will be determined by the two winners in the World Cup Semifinals. The betting odds to play in the World Cup Final have also been set.
Final Match Schedule (Date/Time)
|Dec. 18||Semifinal winners||10:00 AM||Lusail Stadium|
Following Group play, the Round of 16 will start on Dec. 3. Winners of those first eight matches will advance to the quarterfinal round. That round of the tournament will be held on Dec. 9 and Dec. 10. One of two World Cup semifinal showdowns will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 13. The second matchup will be played the following day on Dec. 14.
Ahead of the World Cup Final, the two losing teams in the semifinals will square off for third place on Saturday, Dec. 17. The championship match in the World Cup Finals will close things out on Sunday, Dec. 18.
World Cup Final Odds
Below are bet365 odds for the World Cup!
Updated November 28, 2022 8:50 AM ET - Consensus Odds Provided by bet365 - Subject to Change
With 32 different countries represented, the odds to win the World Cup Final are varied. For example, host country Qatar’s soccer team has hefty +35000 odds to win this competition.
As the fan-favorite in the US, the men’s soccer team has +10000 odds to win. This places them in the middle of the field. Betting teams at longer odds will generate some betting action. Yet, most of the World Cup Finals betting handle will focus on the favorites.
World Cup Final Favorites
Group play in the World Cup is made up of eight different groups with four teams each. A team’s actual grouping will have an impact on the World Cup Final betting odds. Brazil is a +450 favorite to win the entire tournament and a +250 favorite to reach the World Cup Final.
England has +550 odds as the second-favorite to win followed by France at +600. Each of these teams have been set at +275 odds as the next two on the list to reach the World Cup Final.
Things get a bit more interesting from there. Argentina and Spain each have +400 odds to reach the championship match. Both teams also have the same odds to win at +800.
The list of top contenders still in the hunt to reach the World Cup Final include Germany at +450, Belgium and Portugal at +500 and the Netherlands at +550. Interesting underdogs on the board to reach the World Cup Final include Denmark at +1200, the USA at +3300 and Mexico at +5000.
World Cup Final FAQ
Where is the World Cup Final stadium?
The World Cup Final will be played at Lusail Stadium in Qatar.
Who won the World Cup 2018?
The last time this competition took place in 2018, France beat Croatia 4-2 in the championship match.
What is Qatar doing for 2022?
As the host country, Qatar is going all out for this global competition. Group play will take place in as many as eight different soccer venues. The World Cup Semifinals will be held at Lusail and Al Bayt Stadium.
Which two teams have the longest odds to reach the World Cup Final?
Both Iran and Saudi Arabia are listed as +25000 odds to reach the World Cup Final.