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The world's most prestigious men's international soccer tournament is back in 2022 as 32 of the best national football teams battle it out for glory in Qatar, aiming to be crowned world cup champions.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup kicks off in host nation Qatar from November 20th, 2022 to December 18th, 2022 as the biggest tournament in men's international soccer brings plenty of action to our sportsbook.
The World Cup takes place every 4 years and will kick off at the unusual time of year this November to make the scorching Qatar heat more palatable to world-class football.
From match winners, scores, players, goals and winning it all, there are plenty of options to bet soccer online with the 2022 FIFA World Cup on Stake.
From the qualifiers, group stage, knockout rounds and final, Stake will have everything you need to place bets on the greatest football tournament in the world.
World Cup Group Stage
As with tradition, the 32 international teams representing their home country will fight it off in the group stage of the FIFA World Cup.
8 groups of 4 teams will face off head-to-head, as they play matches to collect points, improve score differential and move on to the knockout stage of the tournament.
The Group Stage of the tournament will take place from November 20th to December 1st and each game will be played in 90 minutes of regulation play, where points are assigned based on win, loss or draw.
After a gruelling round of World Cup Qualifiers, the 32 national teams competing in the 2022 FIFA World cup represent all corners of the globe. These include the AFC (6 teams), CAF (5 teams), CONCACAF (4 teams), CONMEBOL (4 teams), and UEFA (13 teams).
A truly global sport, the World Cup features soccer teams representing Asia, Africa, North America, Central America, South America and Europe.
Taking place from November 20th to 29th, Group A features the following teams:
Qatar: Home nation Qatar continues the tradition of world cup hosts participating in World Cup tournaments. Ranked 50th in the world, Qatar will hope to ride the historical luck of host nations with a squad of players who play professionally for the Qatar Stars League.
Ecuador: With former West Ham star Enner Valenci helming the squad and star player Moises Caicedo making noise for Brighton in the English Premier League , the Ecuador national team comes into the tournament ranked #44 in the world.
Senegal: Chelsea defender Kalidou Koulibaly solidifies the Senegal backline and star Bayern Munich forward Sadio Mane hopes to bring his Bundesliga to the world stage for the team ranked #20 by FIFA.
Netherlands: One of the great nations to never win a world cup, the world #10 team is full of talent as the Dutch are led by Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk with Barcelona star forward Memphis Depay headlining their electric attack.
Taking place from November 21st to 29th, Group B features the following teams:
England: After a bitterly disappointing 2018 World Cup where the English squad once again missed out on glory, the 2022 team comes in as the #5 ranked team full of star players. Tottenham forward Harry Kane headlines the star-studded cast as the Golden Boot favourite along with impressive Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden who dazzled in the 2020 Euros.
Iran: AEK Athens defender Ehsan Hajsafi leads the Iranian squad ranked #20 with Porto striker Mehdi Taremi hoping to continue his goal-scoring success in the Primeira Liga to the world stage.
United States: The USA will field a young squad ranked #16 and led by star Chelsea striker Christian Pulisic with Valencia midfielder Yunus Musah thriving in La Liga .
Wales: A rising squad of football talent, Wales comes in ranked at #18 and are led by the legendary Gareth Bale and are looking to make noise in this world cup.
Taking place from November 22nd to 30th, Group C features the following teams:
Argentina : 2x World Cup champions and one of the tournament favourites, Argentina comes into this world cup with champion aspirations. Superstar captain Lionel Messi will try to lead the world's #4 squad into the promised land and claim the single tournament accolade that has eluded him in his great career.
Saudi Arabia : Ranked 51st and a veteran of world cup tournaments, Saudi Arabia will look to do well in the first tournament on the Arabian Peninsula, with veteran captain Salman Al-Faraj and rising star winger Salem Al-Dawsar.
Mexico: This prideful nation comes into the world cup ranking 9th and is a dark horse contender to be the first North American champion. Real Betis star Andrés Guardado leads the Mexican squad along with superstar Napoli striker Hirving Lozano who has been tearing up Serie A as well as rising Ajax star Edson Álvarez who has been making a name for himself in the Eredivisie .
Poland: The Polish national team have much to prove and enter the tournament at a #26 ranking after a bitterly disappointing Euro 2020 campaign. Star Barcelona forward Robert Lewandowski leads the squad looking to make an impact on the international stage.
Taking place from November 22nd to 30th, Group D features the following teams:
France: Defending world cup champions come into the 2022 World Cup rank 3rd, aiming to defend their crown and repeat as champions. Star-studded as always, the French are led by veteran goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in possibly his final tournament and are filled to the brim with superstars such as Kylian Mbappe and Edouard Camavinga.
Australia: The land down under enters the tournament ranked 42nd and hoping to build success in their 5th consecutive world cup appearance. Led by former Arsenal and Brighton keep Mat Ryan, this next-generation Socceroos team is looking to make a name for themselves.
Denmark: The Danes are back in the world cup, and are looking to make some noise as the world's 10th rank football team. Skipper Simon Kjaer looks to lead the talented squad along with superstar Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen.
Tunisia: The efficient Tunisia squad enters the tournament ranked 30th and the African squad is looking to make some noise in this tournament. Youssef Mskani captain's the squad and knows the Qatari playing conditions well whilst former Sunderland forward Wahbi Khazri is looking to put points on the board representing his national squad
Taking place from November 23rd to December 1st, Group E features the following teams:
Spain: Former World Champions Spain are looking to claw their way back to the top with their exciting brand of football. The #7 ranked team is led by the 34-year-old veteran Sergio Busquets who is critical is the Spanish possession style of play, Span also features the incredible Barcelona star midfielder Pedri.
Japan: The pride of Asian football, Japan are a dark horse in the tournament and looking to make noise as the 24th-ranked team. Former Southhampton centre-back Maya Yoshida captains the Japanese squad full of talented players such as ex-Liverpool forward Takumi Minamino.
Germany: 4-time world cup winner Germany is a staple of this tournament and has championship ambitions as the 11th-ranked team. Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer leads the squad in his fourth World Cup tournament, along with Bayern Munich forwards Jamal Musiala and Thomas Müller leads to incredible offence.
Costa Rica: The Central American squad enters the world cup ranked 31st in the world and are looking to represent their nation on the biggest stage possible. The former Fulham forward Bryan Ruiz leads the squad full of young talent such as PSG Goalkeeper Keylor Navas.
Taking place from November 23rd to December 1st, Group F features the following teams:
Croatia: Reeling from heartbreak in 2018, the World Cup runner-ups come into the 2022 tournament with a revamped squad looking for redemption. The World #12 squad is led by legendary Ballon d'Or Winning Midfielder Luka Modric, who has led Real Madrid to club success with 5x UEFA Champions League titles and 3x La Liga titles. The 37-year-old will participate in his final world cup tournament in 2022 hoping to bring the Vatreni cup glory leading talented players such as Joško Gvardiol, Marcelo Brozović and Mateo Kovačić.
Morocco: The world #22 squad is a true tournament dark horse capable of upsetting world cup teams. Flooded with emerging talent, the Morrocans are helmed by the ever-reliable Romain Saiss whilst the 24-year superstar Achraf Hakimi hopes to showcase what he can do as one of the world's best attacking full-backs.
Belgium: One of the tournament betting favourites, world #2 Belgium is hoping to make a splash on the international stage in this year's world cup tournament. Eden Hazard leads the experienced Belgium squad alongside Manchester City superstar midfielder Kevin De Bruyne in hopes of avoiding bitter disappointment once again for the 'Golden Generation' of Belgium Football.
Canada: Entering their first world cup tournament since 1986, the Canadian squad are full of young, energetic players looking to make an impression and build for the future of soccer in Canada. 39-year old veteran Atiba Hutchinson leads his first world cup team with promising young stars like Alphonso Davies who flourishes in the flanks for Bayern Munich.
Taking place from November 24th to December 2nd, Group G features the following teams:
Brazil: As 5-time world cup champions, Brazilians are born to love Football and expectations are high for this tournament favourite. It has been 20 years since Brazil last tasted World Cup glory as the world #1 ranked side are led by Chelsea defender Thiago Silva who is entering his 4th world cup tournament. Along with superstar striker Neymar who is looking to break Pele's goal-scoring record as well as Tottenham forward Richarlison, Brazil promise an exciting brand of football this tournament.
Switzerland: The 15th-ranked team is hitting the tournament in stride with recent wins over Italy, Spain and Portugal. Granit Xhaka captain the Swiss squad as the Arsenal midfield enters his 5th major international tournament in stellar form. Along with star Manchester City defender Manuel Akanji and Monaco striker Breel Embolo, the Swiss team is a strong dark horse contender.
Cameroon: After a dramatic play-in victory over Algeria in qualifying, the African nation enters the World Cup ranked #43 and hoping to break out of the group stage. Led by Vincent Aboubakar who topped the goal scoring in the African Cup of Nations, Cameroon is looking for the talents of Napoli midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa and the former French rising star Bryan Mbeumo to make some noise this tournament.
Serbia: Dramatically qualifying for the tournament 90th minute winning strike over Portugal, the world's 21st-ranked nation is looking to progress beyond the group stage for the first time as an independent nation. Ajax floater Dušan Tadić captains the Serbian squad full of talent such as Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic and rising Lazio star midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
Taking place from November 24th to December 2nd, Group H features the following teams:
Portugal: Squeaking their way into the tournament with wins over Turkey and North Macedonia in qualifying, Portugal is hoping to turn their recent poor luck around this tournament. With constant distractions from Manchester United drama, Captain Cristiano Ronaldo is hoping to lead the 9th-ranked Portuguese squad to glory alongside star Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes and AC Milan winger Rafael Leao.
Ghana: The world's #61 is a decent dark horse pick to come out of the group stage. With captain Andre Ayew, Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey and Ajax rising star Mohammed Kudus, Ghana has the talent to make some noise.
South Korea: Entering their 10th consecutive world cup, the South Korean squad are a routine fixture in the tournament and features many star players. Superstar Tottenham striker Heung-min Son is truly the heart and soul of this team, scoring in his previous two World Cup appearances.
Uruguay: With a storied past of World Cup glory, the world #14 squad are looking to write their own chapter in the modern era. Real Madrid central midfielder Federico Valverde is the superstar that shines the brightest for Uruguay alongside side veterans Diego Godin and Luis Suarez.
World Cup Betting Options
Betting on soccer during the 2022 FIFA World Cup is exciting and with a variety of ways to wager, Stake's sportsbook has you covered.
With regulation gameplay during the group stage and the added dynamic of extra time/penalties a tantalising prospect in the knockout round, betting on the FIFA world cup provided plenty of options for casual bettors as well as seasoned football punters.
World Cup Match Betting
With 64 individual matches during the month-long world cup tournament, each match is a betting extravaganza for soccer bettors to pick big outcomes for big payouts.
Here are some of the ways you can bet on World Cup matches during the tournament:
3-way Moneyline Bet (aka 1x2): The most fundamental bet in the sport of soccer, the bettor will pick the outcome of either a winner or a draw. With 3 possible outcomes, this wager is weighted based on the odds for each outcome. After the group stage, the 1x2 bet will not be an option as each knockout stage match as only 2 outcomes.
Asian Total: Similar to traditional Over/Under, Asian Handicap Total Goals (known as Asian Totals) involve scenarios where punters can Half Win or Half Lose under specific circumstances. Learn More about Asian Totals & Handicaps .
Asian Handicap: This type of bet is a form of spread betting in which the stronger teams are handicapped by goal difference more spread in betting.
Draw No Bet: This form of moneyline wager removes draw as a betting option as the teams go head to head. If the match ends in a draw, the wager is returned to the bettor - protecting them in the 3-way moneyline scenario.
Double Chance: In a 3-way Moneyline bet, double chance provides two winning scenarios for a wager (i.e. Team A Win or Draw). Basically, a punter picks two of the three outcomes.
Correct Score: Betting the Correct Score for a World Cup match is an exciting wager for the exact goals scored by both teams involved, leading to big payouts!
Both Teams Score : Expecting a competitive match? Betting Yes or No is a fun prop bet for the gameplay of a match.
Goals: A variety of bets can be placed based on goals in a match. These include First Goal, Odd/Even Goals (Match or Team), Last Goal, Goal Range, Winning Margin, Highest Scoring Half, Over/Under Halves, Team Goal Totals, Exact Goals (Team)
Players: Many options are available for player props during a match, including the number of goals, player shots, if the player is to be carded, player passes, player tackles and many more.
There are many more options for match betting, including props involving corners, cards, Asian lines, minute markets and more. When it comes to betting options for World Cup matches, Stake's sportsbook is world-class in our variety of match bets.
World Cup Futures Odds & Outright Bets
As a 2022 FIFA World tournament lasts for a month, there are plenty of options to place futures and outright betting for the world cup at different stages of the tournament.
World Cup Winner: The most basic bet would be on the Winner of the World Cup, simply picking the team with the odds you like going all the way lifting the trophy. This wager pays out at the end of the tournament.
Group Winners/Advance to Knockout Stage : The group stage is exciting with each team facing 3 adversaries for a chance to place in the top 2 of their group and advance to the knockout stage. Picking the group winner leads to great payouts whilst advancing teams are a safer bet for dark horses. These wagers payout once a team mathematically qualifies or is eliminated from the knockout stage.
Golden Boot: Player props are an exciting wager and none are more exciting than the Golden Boot - awarded to the player who scores the most goals during the world cup tournament.
Golden Ball: Another exciting player prop, the Golden Ball is awarded to the best player in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. If you like a dark horse team, betting their best player to win Golden Ball is a clever multibet!
Elimination: Have a feel of how the tournament will go for a particular nation? Betting on how far they will go and when they will be eliminated is a fun wager. From Group stage, Round of 16, Quarters, Semis, Runners-Up and Outright Winner, this type of wager works well based on the path to victory for a team.
Top Goal Score - Country: Not in isolation, punters can wager which player of specific nations will lead the goal-scoring barrage during tournament play.
Team Total Goals: Have a feel of the offensive output of a nation? Betting on the Over/Under total goals is a good proxy bet for how well a team will do during tournament play.
There are other specific outright bets and futures available, some incredibly specific such as who will finish 3rd in a group and if a specific team will reach a specific stage of the tournament.
So browse our outright bets, use the bet builder functionality available on our sportsbook and have a blast!