2022 World Cup Betting Odds: Euro Failure Doesn't Shake Confidence in France

Despite their ugly elimination at the Euros, France remain at the top of the 2022 World Cup futures board alongside Brazil. With the 2022 World Cup just over a year away, we have the full odds below.

Last Updated: Oct 20, 2021 1:48 PM ET Read Time: 5 min
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FIFA World Cup betting is the most popular sports betting option worldwide, even with soccer's biggest tournament not scheduled to begin until next year.

With the European Championship and Copa American now finished, World Cup odds are taking better shape. There isn't much movement at the very top of the odds board, but the European champs did see their odds improve. 

During the last World Cup, in 2018, sportsbooks took in a handle of $1.36 billion globally, so expect plenty of money to be wagered. That begins with World Cup futures, as soccer fans place outright bets on who they think will win the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

2022 World Cup odds

Team Odds to win 2022 FIFA World Cup
Brazil  +600
France +600
England +700
Spain +700
Italy +1,000
Argentina +1,000
Germany +1,000
Belgium +1,200
Portugal +1,600
Netherlands +1,600
Denmark +3,300
Colombia +6,600
Uruguay +6,600
Croatia +8,000
USA +10,000
Turkey +10,000
Chile +10,000
Mexico +10,000
Norway +10,000
Nigeria +10,000
Serbia +10,000
Sweden +10,000
Ukraine +15,000
Qatar +15,000
Senegal +15,000
Switzerland +15,000
Algeria +15,000
Czech Republic +15,000
Russia +15,000
Bosnia-Herzegovina +20,000
Cameroon +20,000
Ghana +20,000
Ivory Coast +20,000
Morocco +20,000
Poland +20,000
Australia +25,000
Tunisia +25,000
Wales +25,000
Austria +25,000
Egypt +25,000
Greece +25,000
Iran +25,000
Japan +25,000
South Korea +25,000

Odds courtesy of bet365 on October 20, 2021.

Favorites to win FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

Led by Neymar and featuring a star-studded supporting cast, Brazil (+600) are in a tie as the favorites to win the 2022 World Cup. Brazil, which just recently suffered a 1-0 defeat this year in the Copa America Finals to rival Argentina, holds the record with five World Cup victories but hasn't made it to the WC Finals since 2002.

Reigning World Cup champion France join Brazil atop the odds board. Les Bleus are coming off a disappointing Euros, which saw them blow a 3-1 lead in the final 10 minutes and lose to Switzerland in penalties in the quarterfinals. But France still have, by far, the most talent in the world and should be expected to fiercely defend its title in 2022.

Despite losing in the 2020 Euro finals on penalty kicks, England (+700) are third on the World Cup odds board. Despite the difficult defeat, England have a young generation of talented attackers coming through the ranks, so the Three Lions should be expected to contend at many tournaments to come.

Just behind England are Spain, who lost to Italy in the Euro semifinals and are ushering in a new era of young stars following a period of success that saw La Furia Roja win the World Cup in 2010 and the European Championship in 2008 and 2012.

The biggest jump previously came from Italy, which sat at +1,600 in May but jumped up to +1,000 after they were crowned champions of Europe. The Azzurri are led by one of the top goalkeepers in the world — Euro 2020 player of the tournament Gianluigi Donnarumma —  and have won 34 straight international matches.

Past winners of the FIFA World Cup

Year World Cup winners Runners-up
2018 France Croatia
2014 Germany Argentina
2010 Spain Netherlands
2006 Italy France
2002 Brazil Germany
1998 France Brazil
1994 Brazil Italy
1990 West Germany Argentina
1986 Argentina West Germany
1982 Italy West Germany
1978 Argentina Netherlands
1974 West Germany Netherlands
1970 Brazil Italy
1966 England West Germany
1962 Brazil Czechoslovakia
1958 Brazil Sweden
1954 West Germany Hungary
1950 Uruguay Brazil
1938 Italy Hungary
1934 Italy Czechoslovakia
1930 Uruguay Argentina

How to bet FIFA World Cup futures odds

Betting on the outright winner of the FIFA World Cup is an extremely popular futures betting option and odds usually come out soon after the previous World Cup winner is crowned. These odds will adjust based on how countries and players perform leading up to the World Cup. Sportsbooks will also adjust the soccer odds based on handle and liability with certain nations.

Futures odds are displayed in list form, showing each option and its odds – most often ranked from best chances to win to worst. You will usually see a plus (+) sign in front of a team's futures odds, like this:

  • France +500

This means that on a $100 bet, you would stand to win $500 if France won the World Cup. As we get closer to the World Cup final or if one team has been extremely dominant, you might see a country with a minus sign (-) ahead of its odds.

  • Brazil -110

This would mean that you have to bet $110 to win $100 on a Brazil World Cup victory.

Above we have posted the American odds for the FIFA World Cup. However, these are easy to convert to decimal odds or fractional odds with our odds converter tool. 

Where can I bet on FIFA World Cup 2022 odds?

As the biggest tournament for the most popular sport in the world, almost every online sportsbook and casino will offer odds for the 2022 World Cup. Check out the best sportsbooks available where you live.

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