It’s anybody’s guess who will be the winner of this year’s World Cup in Qatar between November and December.
There are obviously people who have the best chance of winning the tournament. In Europe, France, Germany, and England are the constant most popular. Additionally, Spain and Portugal always have strong teams. Cristiano Ronaldo is participating in what could be his final World Cup with Portugal. You can expect a huge event from Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United star.
The same goes for Lionel Messi in Argentina. The star has Argentina in a frenzy after winning its first trophy at an international level in the era of Diego Maradona. La Abiceleste, as the other finalists of 2021’s Copa America, Brazil, are the most reliable bets to emerge from South America. Actually, both countries offer perhaps the best chance for South America to be victorious in the World Cup since Brazil won in 2002. But the 2014 World Cup in Brazil seemed likely to be won by the South American side.
The beauty of The World Cup, however, is the Cinderella run of lesser soccer nations. In 2018, it was evidently Croatia. A nation that has a similar population size to Oklahoma beat England in the 2018 World Cup Semifinals, as well as Argentina in the groups stage, and then lost out to France. The 2014 World Cup was a success. James Rodriguez inspired Colombia to make it to the quarterfinals but lost to a highly-favored Brazil. The same was true for 2010 with Ghana and Ghana, who enjoyed the support of a continent before suffering heartbreak during the quarter-finals match against Uruguay.
In 2022, it could mean a revival of Denmark, Sadio Mane and Senegal, or even a youthful United States squad.
Who will be this year’s 2022 World Cup?
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For those who are interested, Brazil tops the betting odds in June, just before World Cup. England, France, and Spain follow the Brazilians ahead of Argentina, making it to the top five. You can bet on the World Cup on NetBet Sport.
The last time a betting favorite was victorious in the World Cup was back in 2010 in South Africa (it was Spain). Brazil and Germany were the odds-on favorites to take home the trophy in 2014 and 2018 respectively, but neither of them made it to the final that year. Maybe a bad sign of the future for Brazil as well as England?