France Looking Good for Repeat at 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 12:59 PM UTC

Tuesday, Jul. 17, 2018 12:59 PM UTC

Qatar 2022 will have a huge impact on domestic competitions, interrupting every European League with all the clubs taking a winter break.

<h2 style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/forum/soccer-betting/" title="Soccer Betting Forum">World Cup 2022: Futures &amp; Betting Tips</a></h2><p>The 21st World Cup edition has come to an end, with France winning soccer's most prestigious trophy for the second time. The World Cup in Russia was hosted to the highest standard, and now it’s Qatar’s turn as they were awarded the right to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. It will be the 1st time the World Cup will be held outside the summer months; it’s scheduled to take place in November and December.</p><p>Eight years from now the World Cup in North America will feature 48 teams, meaning Qatar 2022 will be the last World Cup edition featuring the current 32-team format as FIFA is not prepared to expand the tournament in such a short time.</p><p><a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/betting-odds/soccer/" title="Soccer Odds">The 2018 Cup was full of surprises and shock results</a>. Defending champion Germany failed to qualify in the knockout stages, finishing last in their group. Euro 2016 champion Portugal, Spain and Argentina were knocked out in the round of 16, and tournament favorite Brazil exited in the quarterfinals. Croatia, Russia and England were the positive surprises, performing at their highest level and leaving an important mark in the biggest sporting event of the year.</p><p>Qatar 2022 will have a huge impact on domestic competitions, interrupting every European League for at least 45 days with all the clubs taking a winter break and forcing everything -- from international qualifiers, Champions League, Europa League to domestic leagues fixtures -- to be rescheduled. But we also have some positive parts. The European fans who will travel to Qatar will enjoy summer in their winter but most important, the players involved will be fresh and able to perform at their highest level without having played so many games during the season.</p><p> </p><h2>Qatar 2022 Betting Odds</h2><p>(All odds with <a href="http://https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4512&amp;book=Bet365" rel="nofollow" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">Bet365</a>)<br />Brazil +600<br />France, Germany, Spain +700<br />Argentina +1000<br />Belgium +1200<br />England +1400<br />Italy +1600</p><p>Many players are expected to retire by the time the 2022 Cup kicks off. Argentina superstar Lionel Messi will definitely not be around and we don’t expect them to have a deep tournament despite being priced at +1000 because we don’t see any rising star in their team. On the other side, Messi’s biggest rival Cristiano Ronaldo has said he expects the 2022 Cup to be his last international tournament with Portugal, with his national team being priced at +4000 with <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4531&amp;book= William Hill" rel="nofollow" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">William Hill</a>. Germany will surely change many players in their squad as Thomas Muller, Marco Reus, Mesut Ozil, Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng and Sami Khedira will be at least 33 by that time. We already know that Spain legend Andres Iniesta has retired from international soccer following Spain’s shocking exit against Russia. Not just that, but central defenders Sergio Ramos and Gerard Pique are likely to have "aged out" by 2022.</p><p>The Three Lions and France were the youngest teams in Russia, combining few experienced players with fresh and very talented players. Some English players will retire from international soccer (Jamie Vardy, Gary Cahill, Ashley Young) but they have better ones to replace them. On the other side, <a href="https://www.sportsbookreview.com/picks/" title="Free Sports Picks">champion France will be even better 4 years from now</a>. With an average age of 26 at this year's Cup, Les Bleus promote new and young talent, giving their coach a hard time choosing between so many amazing players.</p><h2 style="text-align:center">Best 2022 World Cup Futures Pick: France +600 (<a href="http://https://www.sportsbookreview.com/Sportsbook/?v=4512&amp;book=Bet365" rel="nofollow" title="Top Rated Sportsbook">Bet365</a>)</h2>
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