The 2022 World Cup will take place in the tiny Middle Eastern nation of Qatar after it emerged successful in a controversial bid process. All the finest teams and players in the world will descend upon Doha to battle it out for glory and it will be one of the biggest betting events of all time.
The 2018 World Cup in Russia generated a cool $160 billion in wagering activity, according to FIFA, and the 2022 tournament is sure to eclipse that.
France is the early favorite to win the World Cup in Qatar after producing a golden generation packed with star talent. Les Bleus romped to victory in 2018, vanquishing Croatia in a one-sided final. Leading lights such as Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba and Raphael Varane will still be in their prime by 2022, so France is certainly the team to beat.
Brazil, Spain, England, Argentina and Belgium will also be back with a vengeance, while the likes of Italy and the Netherlands could also return to the fore. American fans will hope to see their team qualify for the tournament at the very least, after the disappointment of missing out in 2018. It should prove to be another thrilling tournament that showcases the greatest talents in world soccer.
You can find future betting odds on:
The top team in various continents.
The Golden Boot winner for top scorer.
The Golden Ball winner for best player.
The Golden Glove winner for best.
Excitement will really mount when we know which teams have qualified and the group draw is made. Betting on the group winner and who will qualify for the knockout stage is always popular.
Then betting will go into overdrive once the World Cup kicks off in a game that will see host nation Qatar play its first ever fixture in the finals.
You can shop odds on:
Draw no bet.
Both teams to score.
Total goals over/under.
In-play betting has long since overtaken pre-match betting as the most popular form of wagering on soccer, and all the leading sportsbooks will compete to offer attractive lines, compelling offers and bonuses, streaming services and user-friendliness in order to win your business in what is a very competitive field. It promises to be an exciting tournament packed full of drama, excitement and intrigue, and we cannot wait for the action to unfold.