Qatar hosts to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Featuring 32 countries, the world's biggest sporting event of the year gets underway Sunday, Nov. 20, with the hosts taking on Ecuador. Read on for our World Cup betting guide for all of our odds, picks, and predictions.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup has arrived with the top 32 nations in the world set to play for the FIFA World Cup Trophy in Qatar. The tournament will run from Sunday, Nov. 20 through the championship match on Sunday, Dec. 18.

This will be the first World Cup played in the Arab world and the first played outside of the months of May, June, or July. It will also be the final World Cup played under the current 32-team format as the tournament will expand to 48 teams starting in 2026.

Below, we track everything you need to know about the 2022 FIFA World Cup with our betting guide, including odds, picks, and predictions.


World Cup Info

Where is the World Cup?

The tournament will be played in Qatar across eight different stadiums. Half of these stadiums are located in Doha, the capital city of Qatar.

When is the World Cup?

The World Cup will start on Nov. 20 when Qatar takes on Ecuador in Group A play. The final will be played on Sunday, Dec. 18 at the Lusail Iconic Stadium.