The 2022 Soccer World Cup takes place in Qatar in November. The Soccer World Cup is the highlight of a player’s career and is considered the biggest prize in soccer. Most Canadian sportsbooks will offer soccer betting markets, and the Fifa World Cup betting promises to be competitive, with many teams having realistic chances to lift the trophy.
Lead up to the Soccer World Cup
For Canadian soccer fans, the World Cup’s lead-up has proved exciting. Canada is on course to qualify for the 2022 Soccer World Cup for the second time in the nation’s history. Canada’s only previous World Cup appearance came back in 1986. The next instalment of the World Cup takes place in USA, Mexico and Canada in 2026. An appearance at the 2022 World Cup will give Canadian fans hope that the country can become a force in soccer.
Soccer World Cups are usually held in June and July; however, due to the tournament being in Qatar, the tournament will take place in November and December due to the weather. This decision has resulted in European Leagues adjusting their 2022/2023 soccer calendars. The lead up to this tournament has been filled with controversy and outrage at host nation Qatar. However, the Soccer World Cup will take place in the country at the end of the year.
Incredible odds will be on offer for each round of the World Cup
The Soccer World Cup is the biggest tournament in the sport, and Canadian sportsbooks will be offering odds and a variety of markets during the tournament. Canada has plenty of sportsbooks that offer soccer betting. Canadian Gambler has a sportsbook directory for online sportsbooks that provide different soccer betting markets. Futures/outrights odds provide the most value at the World Cup.
Types of betting available for the Soccer World Cup
There are over 500 betting markets available for each World Cup match. Exotic bets are markets that are not widely available at all sportsbooks and can include; player’s total shots, number of corners in a match, number of cards in a match and whether a penalty will be awarded during a match. Popular betting markets that are widely available at most sportsbooks are:
Three-way money line betting is considered the most straightforward bet to make. This type of bet requires a wager on which country will win a match. There are three possible outcomes, Team A to win, Team B to win or a draw.
Both teams to score is a type of bet that requires a bettor to predict whether both teams in a match will score a goal.
Totals goals betting is known as Overs/Unders betting. The higher the goal line, the more likely the match will be high scoring.
Live betting is a type of bet when wagers are made once a game has started. The odds on live betting are constantly fluctuating and changing. An advantage of live betting is assessing a team’s performance while playing and determining whether or not a bet should be made.
Futures/Outright betting are considered long term bets. These bets can be taken before or during the World Cup. World Cup Champions, group winners and the Golden boot winner are future betting markets available for the Soccer World Cup.
The current favourites to win the World Cup
The latest tournament odds have Brazil at +550 favourites. A $100 wager will return $550 should the most successful country in the history of the Soccer World Cup pick up their sixth title. Betting odds for the World Cup only include teams that have qualified for the tournament; more outright odds will be available when all 32 teams are determined.
Important facts about the 2022 Soccer World Cup
The 2022 Soccer World Cup will take place in Qatar from 21st November till 18th December. It is the first World Cup to take place in an Arab country. The 2022 Soccer World Cup is the last with 32 teams, increasing to 48 teams from the 2026 World Cup. Eight stadiums will be used for the World Cup, with the final at the 80 000 seater Lusail Iconic Stadium.
The 32 countries that qualify for the Soccer World Cup comprise; 5 African countries, 13 European countries, 4.5 Asian countries (excluding the host nation), 0.5 Oceanic countries, 4.5 South American countries, and 3.5 North and Central America and Caribbean countries. Currently, 15 countries have directly qualified for the 2022 Soccer World Cup.
Qualified countries for the 2022 Soccer World Cup:
- South Korea
The remaining 17 countries will be determined once the last round of qualifications occurs in the next few months. The final 2022 Soccer World Cup Group stage draw takes place on 1st April 2022. All 32 teams will be split into eight groups of four teams each at this draw. The top two teams from each group will go through to the knockout stages of the World Cup.
The knockout stages of the World Cup will be single elimination matches. Extra time and penalties will be played should a match end in a draw. There are four knockout rounds at the World Cup; the round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final. The final will be played on 18th December.
The 2022 Soccer World Cup is possibly the last World Cup for soccer and global superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Both will have ambitions of finally winning their first World Cups with their countries.
- Summary of what Canadians should know about the Soccer World Cup
- The 2022 Soccer World Cup takes place in Qatar in November and December.
- Canada, led by Jonathan David and Alphonso Davies, are on track to qualify for their second World Cup and first since 1986.
- 32 teams will participate at the World Cup, and the final will take place on 18th December.
- Brazil is the current favourite at +550 to win their sixth World Cup.
- The 2022 Soccer World Cup is the last with 32 teams. The 2026 Soccer World Cup will have 48 teams.
📋Frequently Asked Questions
When does the Soccer World Cup take place?
The 2022 Soccer World Cup takes place in Qatar in November and December.
Where can I find sportsbooks that offer Soccer betting?
Canadian sportsbooks will be offering odds and various markets during the tournament. Canada has plenty of sportsbooks that offer soccer betting. Canadian Gambler has a sportsbook directory for online sportsbooks that provide different soccer betting markets.
What types of bets can I place on the Soccer World Cup?
- Three-way money line
- Both teams to score
- Overs/Unders total goals
- Handicap goals
- Live betting
- Exotic bets (card, shots, corners bets)
- Where can I keep up to date on the Soccer World Cup?
- Canadian Gambler will have the latest news and odds on the Soccer World Cup.
📝Pros and Cons of betting on the Soccer World Cup
- Many types of betting options
- Bookies have an edge on the average gambler
- Gives a false sense of control
Last Updated on April 8, 2022