With less than a week to go before World Cup, fans, punters, and spectators from across the globe wait in anticipation for the tournament to begin. Qatar is set to host all the games with fans from Asia, Europe, America, South America, Africa, and Australia traveling to the host country.
2022 World Cup
Qatar’s 2022 World Cup is scheduled across eight different stadiums located in 5 other cities. It will start with the first game on the 21st of November, and the finals will be on the 18th of December, just before 2023. The 2022 World Cup is the first tournament in the Middle East. Before Qatar, only the 2002 World Cup took place in Japan and South Korea. Qatar proposed to increase the number of teams to 48 from the traditional 32 units. However, it was a rejected proposal. However, future FIFA World Cup tournaments from 2026 onwards could include more teams participating in the World Cup finals every four years. The current World Cup in 2022 will feature only 32 units.
Features Of The Tournament
Some of the features of the World Cup 2022 in Qatar include the venue’s location, the stadium’s temperature, the top-seeded teams, major teams that failed to qualify, possible upsets, and betting opportunities.
Qatar is in the middle-East and is one of the hottest regions in the world as it lies near the equator. One of the reasons for a winter World Cup is that temperatures are more bearable in the winter than in the summer. Scorching conditions can make players extremely dehydrated and cause teams not used to the states to adjust to the region. Teams get some time to settle in Qatar and play a few practice games before the official start of the World Cup. However, home teams and teams in similar regions will have an advantage over teams in the extreme northern hemisphere, such as England.
2. Top Seeds
The top teams are seeded among the 32 participating teams based on expected performance, form, rankings, and bookie expectations. Brazil and France are both expected to have a top-four finish, with at least one of the teams reaching the finals. The conditions are suited to Brazil’s advantage, but France is the current defending champions of the FIFA World Cup. The following top-seeded teams include England, Spain, Argentina, Germany, and Belgium.
3. Teams Not Qualified
The list of teams not qualified for the World Cup is much longer than the prepared list. With some surprise additions and inclusions in this year’s World Cup, some popular teams are bound to be left out. Some of the top teams not qualified for Qatar 2022 include Ivory Coast, with several other groups at risk of not qualifying. While teams such as Portugal, Wales, Italy, etc., have an opportunity to train, they’re also about to fall short in preparing for the World Cup in Qatar 2022.
4. Participating Teams
The list of teams that qualified for the World Cup includes Qatar’s host nation (automatic qualification). Germany, Denmark, Brazil, France, Belgium, Spain, Croatia, Serbia, England, Switzerland, Netherlands, Argentina, and Iran qualified as group winners or winners of other tournaments such as the CONMEBOL in South America. Teams such as Italy, Portugal, Wales, Russia, South Korea, Japan, Australia, China, Oman, Cameroon, Algeria, Egypt, Ghana, Senegal, and Nigeria have one opportunity to qualify for the finals of the World Cup in the coming months. The sponsors for the main tournament include Adidas, Coca-cola, Hyundai-Kia, Qatar Airways, Visa, Wanda Group, among others.
5. Wagers On Betting Markets
Punters can make wagers on different betting markets in the World Cup. Punters can place bets on some betting markets, including tournament winners, group winners, game-winners, assists, most goals scored, BTTS, FTTS, golden boot, and other popular football betting markets on Rescuebet. For example, the golden boot award is a famous betting market punters can look to make a highly profitable wager. However, the probability of accurately picking the golden boot winner is lower than other types of betting markets in the World Cup.