During the FIFA World Cup, the points table is updated on a daily basis to give fans an idea of the current standings. If a team wins a game, they will receive three points. A draw will earn one point for both teams. If the game finishes in a tie, a penalty shootout will be held.
The FIFA World Cup will be hosted by Qatar in 2022. The 32-team tournament will be played over 29 days. The first match will be played on November 21 and the last on December 18. There will be 64 matches played in the tournament and the winner will be rewarded with a total of 440 million US dollars. The tournament will be played in a round-robin format. Each group will have eight teams. The top two teams in each group will advance to the Round of 16 in 2022. The other eight teams will then compete for the remaining places.
The teams that qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup are Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Uruguay. These countries will be battling to claim the title of world champions. Argentina has been tipped to win the tournament ahead of European contenders. But Brazil has shorter odds to win than any other team. And defending champions Italy will need to progress through the playoff stage to qualify.
Brazil is aiming to win its sixth title and extend the record of a team winning the World Cup every two years. Uruguay is also a hot favourite for the title. The South American heavyweights have been tipped to win ahead of the European contenders. However, Argentina is not expected to finish lower than fourth place in the tournament.
Argentina and Uruguay played a highly-contested match in the group stages. A penalty shootout was held after a 2-2 draw. However, Uruguay was able to secure the 2022 World Cup with a 2-1 win over Peru. Uruguay’s Enner Valencia scored the first goal of the tournament in the second half.
Brazil is hot favourite to win the 2022 World Cup. But there is also a strong argument for France to win the tournament. It has been 60 years since Brazil last won the World Cup. They are looking to defend the title, though.
Germany and Spain are regarded as the top two European teams. They both have strong teams led by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, respectively. They have both been talking up their chances to win the tournament. And they both have better odds than Argentina. But Argentina has less odds to win the tournament than Brazil.
Belgium is another big contender to win the 2022 World Cup. They qualified for the tournament after a hard-fought group stage. They defeated Egypt 1-0 and then drew a penalty shootout with Nigeria. They then defeated Estonia 3-1 in their final game. With one round to spare, they secured their passport to Qatar.
Brazil is eager to see their national team on the pitch again. They have been playing friendlies to prepare for the tournament.