The FIFA World Cup is the most viewed sporting event in the world. Millions tune in to watch the top 32 teams in the world battle it out on the field for a shot at goal and glory. There are so many games during the event, as well as the qualifiers in the lead-up, that it is the perfect opportunity for players who are new to football betting, to start. If you’re new to all of this, then one of the first things you need to know are the odds. Odds are numbers that explain how probable it is for a something to happen, in this case for one team to beat another. The higher the odds, the less likely that team is going to win. Odds also tell you how much you can win, again higher odds equal bigger payouts, but at what risk to your budget?
The FIFA World Cup was established in 1930 and has played every four years since then, with the exception of the two years spanning World War II. The event has grown in popularity in recent times thanks to the ease with which viewers can watch World Cup live streams and even do in-play betting. Though there are many years between events, those of you who are football mad will find that the Euro 2020 makes the wait not so bad – it too occurs every four years, but in the interim between the World Cup. In addition to this, there’s a long build-up to the World Cup, with teams going through various qualifying rounds long before the event is due to start. This means that the top 32 teams are usually ready to go a year before the event begins, but this just gives us ample chance to do team and player research.
The World Cup is the biggest football event, much larger than the annual Champions League.
The FIFA World Cup has a long run-up period to the event, which makes things a whole lot more exciting. The qualifying rounds take place three years before giving punters the perfect opportunity to check out the form of the teams, look at the odds and see which teams are the favourites. Once the qualifying rounds are over, the event has 32 teams taking part. These teams are split into eight groups of 4 teams where each team will play the others once. Points are given for wins, draws and losses with the top two teams in each group moving on to the knockout rounds. From there the tournament continues on with teams going head to head and seeing who comes out on top. The event culminates in the top two teams facing off in the final to see who will take home the World Cup title.
The World Cup 2022 is being hosted by Qatar. This will actually be the first time that the event has been hosted entirely in Asia. The county is hosting the event in eight different stadiums across five of their cities. Teams will be allocated different stadiums for their games, travelling around the country as they do so. Unlike previous World Cups, where the event has taken place in the summer months, Qatar’s World Cup is being pushed back to November through to December, partly due to the higher temperatures this country has during those summer times. However, this later date serves Qatar well, as the final match of the tournament will take place on Qatar’s National Day as well. With the event hosted only in Qatar, some good tips to remember is that none of the teams will enjoy a home advantage (bar Qatar of course), which can affect the potential outcome of the games.
Despite still being some years away, and the qualifying process not entirely completed, there are already favourites for the event. First up is reigning champions France. The French team is a young one and with the few years still ahead of us before the tournament kicks off will have some time to mature into a top side. Brazil, as always, is running them a close second though. This team has won the World Cup more than any other country, it’s taken the prize a total of 5 times. Always a strong contender, they’re a side to be watched. If you’re looking for more info, England is always another strong team. The Premier League has many strong teams and as such, the England side usually fields nothing but the best. Germany, Argentina and the Netherlands are also strong options, but really, we won’t know who takes the title until it comes down to the final whistle.
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