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

This phase of the World Cup competition has pared 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 two teams reach the finals is already running high.

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

In fact, only France and Argentina made it to the semifinals. This year's greatest surprise was Morocco, which reached the last four along with World Cup 2018 finalist Croatia.

World Cup Semifinals Fixtures & Odds

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

Semifinals Match Schedule

DateMatchTime (ET)Stadium
Dec. 13Argentina vs. Croatia2:00 PMLusail Stadium
Dec. 14France vs. Morocco2:00 PMAl Bayt Stadium

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

The first semifinal match between Argentina and Croatia will be played on Tuesday, Dec. 13. The other semifinal matchup between France and Morocco 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 Finals!

Consensus Odds Provided by bet365 - Subject to Change

Teambet365 Futures Odds

The four teams that advanced to the World Cup Semifinals were ultimately decided on the field of play. Yet, the Oddsmakers for this event have already projected which teams have the best chance to win.

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 were set at +450. The odds moved 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 was Brazil at +138 odds, but they bowed out in the quarterfinals. France was the second-favorite at +150 odds, and now they are the first favorite to win World Cup. In what should be a very tight competition, England, Spain, and Argentina were next on the list. Argentina was the only one that really succeeded.

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

The World Cup futures board listed Brazil as the top favorite to win the championship at +450 odds. England was a close second at +550. New Zealand had 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 World Cup?

The four teams that advanced to the World Cup Semifinals were Croatia, Argentina, Morocco and France.

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

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