2022 World Cup Odds & Groups (Live Updates): What Group Are The United States In?

The World Cup kicks off this summer in Qatar and the groups have been chosen. Brazil and France come in as the favorites, alongside other heavy hitters like England, Spain, and Germany. World Cup odds point towards USA and Mexico having a tough time cracking the final few rounds but are longshot odds worth taking.

2022 World Cup Odds

  • Brazil comes in as the massive favorite alongside France. Odds will be the best early on to get them as a future winner.
  • Belgium and Portugal represent some middle-of-the-table value and have the talent to make a deep run granted a favorable draw comes their way.
  • Argentina, Denmark, and Uruguay sit with excellent value heading into the tournament. Seeding will determine how we really think of their odds, but the talent is there if they can reach the knockout stages.
  • As for the North American teams, Mexico and United States are around +8000 and +1000, shop them around because they have some massive differences across sportsbooks. Canada is in the same boat with +25000 odds and +10000 odds elsewhere.
  • Some of the best long shot odds are between Ghana and South Korea. Both have a chance to upset some of the top teams in this tournament.

2022 World Cup Groups

Group A

  • Qatar
  • Ecuador
  • Senegal
  • Netherlands

Group B

  • England
  • Iran
  • USA
  • Wales/Scotland/Ukraine

Group C

  • Argentina
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Mexico
  • Poland

Group D

  • France
  • Peru/Australia/UAE
  • Denmark
  • Tunisia

Group E

  • Spain
  • Costa Rica/New Zealand
  • Germany
  • Japan

Group F

  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Morroco
  • Croatia

Group G

  • Brazil
  • Serbia
  • Switzerland
  • Cameroon

Group H

  • Portugal
  • Ghana
  • Uruguay
  • Korea Republic

2022 World Cup Group Analysis (Live Updates)

  • Group A brings a very favorable draw for the Netherlands, who have to be heavy favorites to get out of Group A as the top team. Ecuador and Senegal are both in contention to advance, while the host country does have a favorable draw, they are still viewed as longshots to get out.
  • The England-USA matchup is certainly going to be a big one, but neither can afford to play down to the opponents of Iran or whichever team comes out of the European playoff. For both England and USA this is a very favorable draw.
  • Group C is a sneaky tough group to get out of between Argentina, Mexico, Poland, and Saudi Arabia. Argentina will be the favorite to advance, but both Poland and Mexico will be a tossup to get out of group play.
  • France and Denmark both were set for a potentially tough group, but as the draw advanced, both should be heavily favored to advance.
  • Group E is going to be an extremely tough group to get out of. Japan is a tough fourth team and the IC Play-Off addition will make it an interesting group.
  • Belgium and Croatia have a pretty clear path to getting out of group play, but Canada is a team everyone will have circled as a potential upset team to make it out. Croatia and Belgium continue to have slip-ups at this stage.
  • Group G is a very easy draw for Brazil and it will come down to Switzerland and Cameroon to make it out.
  • Group H has a great chance to be a very entertaining watch. Both Portugal and Uruguay bring a lot of talent, but Korea and Ghana are two teams that are going to be on upset alert.

When Does The World Cup Start?

Due to the temperatures in Qatar, the World Cup will start on November 21st and the final will be played on Sunday, December 18th. Domestic leagues will take a break during the World Cup.

What Time Will Matches Start?

If you are in the Eastern Time Zone, matches will start between 5 a.m. and 2 p.m.

When Is The 2022 World Cup Final?

  • Group Play: Nov. 21 – Dec. 2
  • Round Of 16: Dec. 3-6
  • Quarterfinals: Dec. 9-10
  • Semifinals: Dec. 13-14
  • 3rd Place Match: Dec. 17
  • Final: Dec. 18
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