The 2022 World Cup is the 22nd running of the FIFA World Cup, taking place in Qatar from 21 November to 18 December 2022. This will be the very first World Cup to be held in the Arab world, and the subsequent World Cup held completely in Asia after the 2002 competition in South Korea and Japan. The competition will be the last to include 32 teams, with an increment to 48 teams planned for the 2026 competition in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Because of Qatar’s serious summer heat, this World Cup will be held from late-November to mid-December, making it the first competition not to be held in May, June, or July; it also will be played in a diminished time span of close to 28 days.
The 2022 World Cup in Qatar kicks off on Monday, 21st November at the Al Thumama Stadium when Senegal takes on the Netherlands in Group A, followed by hosts Qatar against Ecuador at the Al Bayt Stadium.
Which nations have qualified for Qatar 2022?
The 32 nations that have qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup are Argentina, Brazil, England, France, Spain, Belgium, Portugal, Germany, The Netherlands, Uruguay, Croatia, Denmark, Mexico, the United States, Senegal, Wales, Poland, Australia, Japan, Morocco, Switzerland, Ghana, Korea Republic, Cameroon, Serbia, Canada, Costa Rica, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Ecuador and hosts Qatar.
Which groups are viewed as top picks to win the 2022 World Cup?
Out of this large number of nations, the top choices to win the competition are: Argentina, France, Brazil, Portugal, England, Spain, Germany, and Belgium. Potential Cinderella’s will be Uruguay, Poland, Canada, Denmark, Croatia, Switzerland, Senegal, the Netherlands, and Wales. The other nations don’t seem to have a significant opportunity to get far in the competition.
World Cup 2022 Groups
Inside Group A, has Qatar will take on Ecuador, Senegal and the Netherlands. Group B has England, Iran, United States and Wales in a practically all-English issue. Inside Group C, title competitors Argentina lead the charge against Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Poland. Group D has France, Australia, Denmark and Tunisia.
Group E will have Spain against Costa Rica, Germany and Japan inside what is dubbed the Group of Death. Group F has Belgium, Canada, Morocco and Croatia. Brazil drives Group G against Serbia, Switzerland and Cameroon. To wrap things up, Ronaldo’s Portugal finds themselves in Group H against Uruguay, Ghana and the Republic of Korea. First matches start off on November 21 and the last is set for December 18.
How much is a World Cup 2022 ticket?
A Category 4 ticket for a World Cup 2022 match is around $205.69, while the least expensive ticket for a non-Qatar occupant is $603.36. Class 1 tickets cost an incredible $1,604.39 each. For comparison, ticket costs for the 2018 World Cup last went from $455-$1,100.
World Cup 2022 Betting Odds
Betting on the outright World Cup 2022 winner is available on most major betting sites, the odds below are the general odds available on the winner, and there will be some prices differences between different betting sites for some of the outsiders, however the favourites are generally very similarly priced;
South Korea 400.00
Saudi Arabia 500.00
Costa Rica 1000.00