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Brazil headline our favorites by the 2026 World Cup odds, as we look at the contenders for the upcoming tournament.
Neymar and Brazil will be looking for revenge at the 2026 World Cup following their disappointing exit from the 2022 tournament in Qatar. Photo by William Volcov/Brazil Photo Press via AFP.

The odds haven't shifted much at our World Cup betting sites, with France and Brazil still serving as the biggest favorites to win the tournament.

All five of our best sports betting sites are offering World Cup odds, and they've pegged France as the favorites to win. The French are also among the favorites in our Euro 2024 odds. That's what happens when you have perhaps the best player in the world just entering his prime.

The odds have remained relatively untouched following the Africa Cup of Nations and the completion of the Euro group-stage schedule.

Read on as we look at the best World Cup odds for the 2026 tournament.

World Cup odds 2026

(Odds updated Feb. 22)

France+500+500+600 🔥+500+550
England+700+700+700+800+650 ❄️
Germany+1000 +900+900+1100 🔥+1000
Argentina+1000+900+900+1000+800 ❄️
Portugal+1200 ❄️+1400+1200+1400+1300
Netherlands+1600+1800 🔥+1600 +1600+1600
Italy+2000+2300 🔥+1200 ❄️+1800+2200
USA+2500+1800+1800+3000+3300 🔥

World Cup favorite 2026

France (+600 via BetMGM)

France are the favorites for both the 2024 Euro and 2026 World Cup. The World Cup odds will likely remain similar until the Euro championship is completed.

Led by the best striker in the world (and arguably the best player overall), France are stacked with talent, and most of their top players are still relatively young - the latter is extremely important when looking ahead to a tournament still nearly three years away.

Co-favorites Brazil are a good shout for this pick, too, but I prefer our choice after watching the Brazilians crumble against Croatia this past World Cup.

World Cup odds 2026: Contender

Spain (+1000 via DraftKings)

Speaking of crumbling at the 2022 World Cup, Spain had maybe the worst penalty shootout performance of all time, being eliminated from the tournament by Morocco in the process. However, the big difference between Spain and the aforementioned Brazilians is the price. With Spain as long as +1000 at DraftKings and BetMGM, I'm more than happy to feature them in this section.

Spain are perennial contenders in these tournaments, most recently winning the World Cup in 2010, which they sandwiched with Euro glory in both 2008 and 2012.

Sure, the days of those truly absurd teams are a thing of the past, but there's still a ton of young talent in the Spanish pipeline, and they'll once again prove a tough challenge for the rest of the field.

World Cup odds 2026: Long shot

USA (+3300 via bet365)

This tournament will be a monumental moment for USA soccer, and that's being reflected at some of our best sportsbooks. The Americans are as long as +3300 at bet365. However, they're as short as +1800 at BetMGM and FanDuel, which makes this number at bet365 wildly valuable.

Of the three hosts, Team USA are the most enticing from a betting perspective. They emerged from their group at the 2022 World Cup before losing to a strong Netherlands side, but they'll take the lessons learned from that match into the upcoming tournament.

Between these favorable odds at bet365 and the benefit of home-field advantage, the Americans are a solid option for an early long-shot bet.

World Cup odds 2026: Fade

Germany (+1100 via Caesars)

I'm sure you've noticed a theme if you also read our Euro 2024 odds preview. We're riding with France and fading Germany in both tournaments. The latter could certainly change with a strong performance at the Euros, though.

However, at this moment, I'm not sure how anyone could confidently bet on Germany to win a major tournament following their pitiful performance at the 2022 World Cup.

I'll continue to fade the Germans until they give me a reason not to.

World Cup betting analysis

All five of our best sports betting apps have 2026 World Cup odds.

There aren't too many off-market prices with the tournament still two-and-a-half years away, but everything will begin to shift aggressively once Euro 2024 gets underway.

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World Cup 2026 FAQs

Who is the 2026 World Cup favorite?

France (+500) and Brazil (+550) are the consensus favorites to win the 2026 World Cup.

Who won the last World Cup?

Lionel Messi and Argentina won the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Where is the 2026 World Cup?

The 2026 World Cup will be hosted by all three of Canada, Mexico, and the United States, with 16 cities holding matches.

When is the 2026 World Cup?

The exact start date of the tournament has yet to be decided, but it's expected to run from the middle of June to the middle of July. 

How to bet on the 2026 World Cup

All of our best sportsbooks are expected to feature odds for the tournament. You'll be able to bet on the outright champion, as well as on group winners and specific matches throughout the event.  

Check out our best World Cup betting sites.

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