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2022 FIFA World Cup Betting

2022 FIFA World Cup Betting

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is down to the final two teams as defending champion France will face Argentina in the World Cup Final on Sunday, December 18. It is a matchup of two high profile teams that feature superstar players. France has Kylian Mbappe, while Argentina features Lionel Messi. France is looking to become the first team since Brazil in 1958 and 1962 to win consecutive World Cups. Both teams have won the World Cup title twice, as France won in 1998 and in 2018, while Argentina won in 1978 and in 1986. Argentina will be playing in their sixth World Cup Final and they have two wins and three defeats, having lost in 1930, 1990 and 2014. France won in 1998 and in 2018 but lost in 2006. France and Argentina met in the Round of 16 four years ago and it was an entertaining match that France won by a score of 4-3. Not only will this be a matchup between powerful teams it is also a matchup between PSG teammates, Mbappe and Messi. Each are in the conversation for the Golden Ball and each is also trying to win the Golden Boot. The 2022 World Cup began at eight sites in Qatar on November 21 and will conclude with the World Cup Final on December 18. In the United States, all of the games have been broadcast on either FOX or FS1.

2022 FIFA World Cup Odds

2022 World Cup Final Schedule

Argentina vs. France

Date: Sunday, December 18, 2022

Time: 10:00 a.m. Eastern

Venue: Lusail Stadium, Al Daayen, Qatar


Can Lionel Messi finally win a World Cup? That is obviously the question that everyone is asking but France is looking for some history of their own, as they look to win their second consecutive World Cup. Argentina not only has Messi who can score goals but they also have Julian Alvarez. On the other side, France has Mbappe and Olivier Giroud. This match on Sunday might come down to which goalkeeper, Emiliano Martinez or Hugo Lloris plays better.


Argentina -120

France -110

FIFA Golden Ball Winner (Player of the Tournament)

Lionel Messi -450

Kylian Mbappe +450

FIFA Golden Boot Winner

Lionel Messi -120

Kylian Mbappe -110

Olivier Giroud +1600

Julian Alvarez +1600

FIFA Golden Glove Winner

Hugo Lloris +500

Emiliano Martinez +175

Dominik Livakovic +600

Yassine Bounou +130

2022 FIFA World Cup Groups & Teams

Qatar England Argentina France
Netherlands United States Mexico Denmark
Ecuador Iran Poland Tunisia
Senegal Wales Saudi Arabia Australia
Spain Belgium Brazil Portugal
Germany Croatia Switzerland Ghana
Japan Canada Serbia Uruguay
Costa Rica Morocco Cameroon South Korea
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FIFA World Cup Format

Qualifying for the World Cup is a drag for the entire world. There's no such thing as an easy road to get to the World Cup, aside from the host nation who will automatically qualify for the field.

The easiest region to get through is CONMEBOL. South America’s federation only has 10 teams, and four of the 10 teams automatically qualify after a double-round robin. The fifth-place team usually has a good chance of getting to the World Cup too through the inter-confederation playoffs.

The rest of the world has its own qualifying procedure. Every FIFA-registered nation has a chance to qualify for the World Cup, but the process takes well over a year for most of the world.

AFA 46 5 + 1 in Intercontinental Playoff
CAF 54 5
CONCACAF 34 3 + 1 in Intercontinental Playoff
CONMEBOL 10 4 + 1 in Intercontinental Playoff
OFC 7 1 in Intercontinental Playoff
UEFA 55 13

Once the field is whittled down to 32 teams, the teams are split into eight, four-team groups. The groups are drawn in such a way to be as fair as possible. That said, Group A, the group that houses the host nation every year, is usually one of the weaker groups by design, knowing that the host nation often isn't one of the global powers.

Each team will play three matches in the group stage. The teams that finish first and second advance into the Round of 16, and that's when the knockout portion of the tournament begins.

The winner of Group A will play the runner-up of Group B, the runner-up of Group A will play the winner of Group B, etc. Unlike in the group stage where all matches are over after 90 minutes, win, lose or draw, there are definitive winners in the knockout rounds. If 90 minutes doesn't decide the match, the fixture will include another 30 minutes of play. If that doesn't separate the teams, a five-round shootout will cruelly determine the team that advances

FIFA World Cup Winners

2018 France Croatia
2014 Germany Argentina
2010 Spain Netherlands
2006 Italy France
2002 Brazil Germany
1998 France Brazil
1994 Brazil Italy
1990 West Germany Argentina
1986 Argentina West Germany
1982 Italy West Germany
1978 Argentina Netherlands
1974 West Germany Netherlands
1970 Brazil Italy
1966 England West Germany
1962 Brazil Czechoslovakia
1958 Brazil Sweden
1954 West Germany Hungary
1950 Uruguay Brazil
1938 Italy Hungary
1934 Italy Czechoslovakia
1930 Uruguay Argentina

World powers have become known as world powers for a reason, and the list of World Cup winners shows us just how much better European and South American soccer has been than the rest of the world. There has never been a team from any other confederation that has made it to the World Cup final.

Brazil, Germany and Italy are the three national powers to watch in every World Cup. These three countries have all won at least four World Cups and have combined to win 13 of the 20 previous tournaments. Brazil's five World Cups top the world, though Germany holds the record for the most finals appearances with eight. Italy will miss the World Cup for the second straight time though despite winning the 2020 European Championships.

At least one European team has been represented in the World Cup final of each tournament since 1950, and 19 of the 21 championship matches all-time have had a team from the region.

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