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  • 2018 champions France are again a top contender in 2022
  • Euro 2020 champions Italy have +1000 odds
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With France emerging as the 2018 FIFA World Cup Champions, we can now look ahead to the 2022 tournament in Qatar.

This World Cup will be significant, as it’s the last one that will contain just 32 qualifying nations. The tournament will expand to a 48-team field in 2026.

We will be tracking the odds for all countries right through to the 2022 tournament. The graphs below are generated by averaging the odds from our most trusted online sports betting sites.

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World Cup Top Contenders

  • [11/17/21] This summer Canada, who has not been in a World Cup since 1986, had odds of +200000. Eight games into the final round of CONCACAF Qualifying, they sit top of the “Ocho” and fresh off a huge win over Mexico, their odds are now +50000
  • [7/12/21] After winning Euro 2020, Italy has +1100 odds to win the World Cup, while finalists England are listed at +800
  • [4/1/21] After the first three World Cup European Qualifying Group Stage matches, France’s odds sit at +600
  • [11/20/20] Over the past year England’s average odds have shortened from +1400 to +950
  • [12/4/19] A slight adjustment on Brazil since earlier this year, shortened from +633 to +617
  • [5/23/19] After reaching the semifinals of the UEFA Nations league, odds for each of Portugal, Switzerland, Netherlands and England have adjusted in their favor
  • [7/23/18] After winning the 2018 FIFA World Cup, France has opened as the favorites for the 2022 tournament in Qatar.
  • [7/15/18] Sportsbooks do not believe Croatia, who made it all the way to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Finals, can repeat their success in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, as they opened with +4500 average odds.
  • [7/15/18] After surprisingly missing the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Italy and the Netherlands find themselves back among the top contenders for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

World Cup 2022 Odds

Country Odds
France +600
Brazil +600
England +700
Spain +800
Italy +1000
Argentina +1000
Germany +1000
Belgium +1200
Netherlands +1600
Portugal +2000
Denmark +2500
Colombia +6600
Croatia +6600
Uruguay +8000
Mexico +10000
Nigeria +10000
Switzerland +10000
Serbia +10000
Algeria +10000
USA +12500
Sweden +15000
Chile +15000
Qatar +15000
Senegal +15000
Russia +20000
Morocco +20000
Poland +20000
Turkey +20000
Ukraine +20000
Czech Republic +20000
Ecuador +20000
Cameroon +20000
Austria +25000
Egypt +25000
Iran +25000
South Korea +25000
Wales +25000
Peru +25000
Saudi Arabia +30000
Australia +50000
Ghana +50000
Japan +50000
Paraguay +50000
Canada +50000
China +100000
Scotland +100000
Costa Rica +200000
New Zealand +200000
Panama +200000
Iraq +250000
Jamaica +250000
Venezuela +250000
Honduras +450000
Lebanon +450000
Vietnam +450000

Odds as of  Nov 17

France's Kylian Mbappe

Countries with the Most World Cup Appearances

Country Participations
Brazil 20
Germany 18
Italy 18
Argentina 16
Mexico 15
  • Notable absentees from the 2018 World Cup included Italy (tied for the second-most World Cup championships), the Netherlands (10 appearances), and the USA (10 appearances)

Odds for Previous Winners

Country # of World Cups Years Won
Brazil 5 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002
Italy 4 1934, 1938, 1982, 2006
Germany 4 1954, 1974, 1990, 2014
Uruguay 2 1930, 1950
Argentina 2 1978, 1986
France 2 1998, 2018
England 1 1966
Spain 1 2010

Luka Modric of Croatia

FIFA World Cup Betting Trends

  • A European nation has won the past four World Cups, and five of the last six – Brazil being the only non-European country to win
  • France has won two of the last seven tournaments, making them the only country to win multiple World Cups in that span
  • The last nation to win the World Cup as the host was France in 1998
  • The host country has won six of the 20 World Cups
  • European and South American nations have won each of the last 11 World Cups

Archived FIFA World Cup Odds: 2018