Early Predictions: Possible Surprise Qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup

The highly anticipated FIFA World Cup 2022 will take place from the 21st of November until the 18th of December 2022 in Qatar. The upcoming sports event will be the second World Cup held to take place entirely in Asia since the FIFA World Cup 2002 was held in Japan and South Korea. The biggest football tournament will include thirty-two teams while the 2026 World Cup which will take place in Canada, Mexico, and the United States will have forty-eight teams.

The twenty-second edition of the World Cup includes the FIFA national teams and fans across the world cannot wait for November 2022 to come around to mark the beginning of the biggest sports event. Just like other big sports events, every edition of the World Cup attracts sports betting fans and enthusiasts who make predictions on their own, place bets, and enjoy great, competitive odds at a variety of reliable sports betting sites.

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2022 World Cup Qualifiers

The 2022 World Cup qualification process includes over two hundred teams from six different confederations. The qualifiers started in June of 2019 and the qualification process is expected to complete in June of 2022. The qualification process decides on thirty-one of the thirty-two teams which will compete in the upcoming World Cup while Qatar qualified already as hosts.

All members of the FIFA association can enter the qualification process and they are over two hundred members. The Asian section of the World Cup has 4.5 slots in finals while the African section has 5 slots. The Caribbean, North and Central American section has 3 or 4 slots, while 4 or 5 slots are reserved for the South American section. The European section has 13 slots in the finals with WC giants such as Germany fighting for their Qatar tickets.

  • Thirty-two teams
  • Six confederations
  • 21 November – 18 December

Early Predictions for the 2020 FIFA World Cup

Reigning champion France is one of the favorites for the upcoming event in Qatar and many believe that the team will repeat its great success. On the other hand, bettors are not so sure about the Croatian team who made it to the 2018 World Cup finals. According to experts and bettors, Brazil also has great chances to win in Qatar while England, Germany, and Spain are also among the top five favorites for the title.

After missing the previous World Cup tournament, the Netherlands and Italy will probably find their way back to the biggest football event. Portugal and Argentina also have great odds. Armenia may be one surprise qualifier for the World Cup considering the team played extraordinarily against Romania, Iceland, and Liechtenstein even without its star man. One of the possible surprise qualifiers may also be North Macedonia as well as Latvia, Luxembourg, Syria, and Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao that has Patrick Kluivert to guide the team.