The 2022 FIFA World Cup will begin on November 20, 2022, and end on December 18, in Lusail, Qatar. The FIFA World Cup usually takes place in June/July, but this year's World Cup officials moved it to November/ December due to worries about the hot summer in Qatar.
But regardless of the change of dates, can England finally bring their 56-year wait for the World Cup to an end? Since England's semi-final defeat in Russia four years ago, Gareth Southgate's team is gearing up to go all out for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup. But what are the chances of their success this time round?
It has been a period of 'close moments' for the Three Lions, something they should want to put at the back of their minds as they head to Qatar. England lost to Croatia in 2018, followed by what many believe to be a heartbreaking penalty loss to Italy in the Euro 2020 final.
While their female counterparts managed to bring football home by beating Germany this summer in the Euro 2022 final, a repeat of that will be vital for the men's team.
There's no denying the fact that the Three Lions are a talented team and highly motivated as they head to the World Cup. All they need to do is to attempt a final leap to land the trophy. The bookmakers make the Three Lions 11/2 to win the FIFA World Cup trophy in Qatar this winter.
Heading into the World Cup finals in Qatar, this time, England hopes to make amends, especially their Euro 2020 devastating final to Italy still fresh in their minds.
The Three Lions are in the same pool with Wales, Iran, and the USA. England will undoubtedly fancy their chances of advancing far and surging further ahead than their European Championship journey when they lost to the Azzurri in Wembley.
Even though many believe England will mount a serious challenge this time, Brazil is the heavy favourite to come out as the winner of the World Cup 2022. England comes second, followed by France, and then Argentina.
In the list below, you'll find the top 10 hot favourite nations to win the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar:
From the above list, England is priced at odds of 11/2 second-favourites to win the 2022 FIFA World Cup, just after the hot favourites, Brazil. England is one of those teams boasting the best squad as they head to Qatar for the World Cup.
With Harry Kane leading the line, other players such as Bukayo Saka, Declan Rice, Jude Bellingham, Jordan Pickford, Trent Alexander Arnold, jack Grealish, and James-Ward Prowse will bolster England's chances. Other notable names include Raheem Sterling, Tammy Abraham, Marcus Rashford, Mason Mount, and Kalvin Phillips.
Even better for the Three Lions is that Group B holds no fears, and many expect them to top the group. The biggest challenge that the Three Lions might encounter is facing the Netherlands in the round of 16. There's a high chance of England facing off with France or Argentina if, as most expect, England tops their pool.
According to many bookies, there's a likelihood of a final encounter between England and Brazil. The expected final match between them is because the two will not be able to clash at any point during the tournament due to the draw.
It seems wise to bet on the Three Lions to win Group B. England has short odds and is currently 33/100 at Vbet. The World Cup finals are notorious for England's sluggish starts, but this shouldn't happen in Qatar.
In their opening match, the Three Lions take on Iran and have a 7/25 chance of winning at Bet365. It's worthwhile to place a wager on that, but the same bookmakers offer better odds of 1/1 for England to triumph and lead at halftime and the end of the game.
As they attempt to replicate the exceptional team that won the event on home soil more than 50 years ago, you can find decent odds for the Three Lions to proceed through the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament, including the quarterfinals, semis, and finals.
Whether the Three Lions finish first or second in their group, France, Argentina, and Denmark might be England's quarterfinal opponents. England can only face Brazil, Germany, and Spain in the semi-finals.
Do you fancy England to emerge victorious in their three group games? Based on their current squad and players' health, we believe such could happen, with such odds available at 15/8. You can wager for England to advance to the quarters at odds of 4/9 with Sky Bet.
If you believe England will reach the semis, you can back at odds of 6/4 with the same operator, and the Three Lions' odds of advancing to the finals are at 3/1.
The Three Lions have, without a doubt, managed to assemble one of the strongest teams in world football, with some outstanding players rising through the ranks. They have done admirably at important competitions under Gareth Southgate, but they now require a trophy to demonstrate their excellence.
England has learnt from their past mistakes. This time, they hope to end its 56-year wait for the World Cup. As they head to Qatar, there are no serious problems or injuries facing star English players. The Three Lions are among the clear favourites to emerge winners of Qatar's 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Based on our expert review of the Three Lions, we believe that this time, England will emerge victorious to win the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. It would be one of the country's most awaited football titles.
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