World Cup 2022
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Soccer’s World Cup returns in 2022. This time-honored international competition will be held in Qatar from Nov 21 through Dec. 18. Following the Group Stage, the traditional Knockout Round of the top 16 teams will take place early in December.

This phase of the World Cup competition will pare the remaining field down to the final four teams. The World Cup Semifinals will set the stage for the final championship match on the last day of competition. Given the single-elimination aspect of the Knockout Round, anticipation for which four teams reach the semifinals is already running high.

The short list of favorites to advance to the World Cup Semifinals would include Brazil, France, England and Spain. However, a few of the other top contenders to watch are Argentina and Germany. You could also add Portugal, Belgium, and the Netherlands to an expanded list of the best soccer teams in the world.

World Cup Semifinals Fixtures & Odds

The World Cup Semifinals fixtures will be determined by the results of the previous matches. However, speculation for which four teams advance to that round is tied to the World Cup futures odds.

Semifinals Match Schedule

DateMatchTime (ET)Stadium
Dec. 13QF2 vs. QF12:00 PMLusail Stadium
Dec. 14QF4 vs. QF32:00 PMAl Bayt Stadium

The Round of 16 begins on Dec. 3 and runs through Dec. 6. The quarterfinal round of the competition will take place on Dec. 9 and Dec. 10. At that point, the final four teams left standing will face off in the World Cup Semifinal Round.

The first semifinal match will be played on Tuesday, Dec. 13. The other semifinal matchup will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 14. The winners will advance to the World Cup Final on Sunday, Dec. 18. The losing teams in each of the semifinal matches will play each other for third place on Saturday, Dec. 17.

World Cup Semifinals Odds

Below are bet365 odds on the World Cup futures for teams to reach the Semifinals!

Consensus Odds Provided by bet365 - Subject to Change

Teambet365 Futures Odds

The four teams advancing to the World Cup Semifinals will ultimately be decided on the field of play. Yet, the Oddsmakers for this event have already projected which teams have the best chance to go that far.

World Cup betting odds have been posted for each of the 32 teams in this year’s competition. For example, the US soccer team’s odds of advancing to the Round of 16 are set at +450. The odds move all the way to +1200 to reach the semifinals.

World Cup Semifinals Favorites

The team at the top of the betting board to reach the World Cup Semifinals is Brazil at +138 odds. France would be the second-favorite at +150 odds. In what should be a very tight competition, England, Spain, and Argentina are next on the list.

You can also add Germany and Portugal to the short list of semifinal favorites.

The World Cup futures board lists Brazil as the top favorite to win the championship at +450 odds. England is a close second at +550. New Zealand has the longest odds to win of any team in the competition at +200000.

 World Cup Semifinals FAQ

Who qualified for Qatar 2022?

There are 32 teams qualified for the World Cup. The top two teams in each of the eight groups (A to H) advance to the Round of 16.

 Which teams reached the semifinals in the 2018 World Cup?

The four teams that advanced to the 2018 World Cup Semifinals were Croatia, Belgium, England and France.

Outside of the favorites, which teams have the best chance to reach the World Cup Semifinals?

Based on the betting odds, you could add Belgium, Netherlands and Denmark to the list.

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