World Cup Teams

On this page, we’ll go through all of the teams in the World Cup, their odds for to win their group and their betting odds to win the World Cup. Underneath each team, you’ll also find a link to our exclusive hub for the team which holds their details, betting odds, expected squad and our summary.

World Cup Team Betting: Argentina

FIFA World Ranking: 4th.

2018 Performance: Round of 16

Bet Odds
To Win Group C 6/25
To Win World Cup 10/1

Argentina’s World Cup hopes in previous years has rested on the performances of Lionel Messi. However, this year, there are more players who are likely to step up and perform for Argentina this year. They should get out of group C with relative ease but winning the World Cup may prove 1 step too far.

Check out our Argentina Betting Hub

World Cup Team Betting: Belgium

FIFA World Ranking: 2nd

2018 Performance: 3rd Place

Bet Odds
To Win Group E 13/25
To Win World Cup 14/1

Belgium’s golden generation may be gone but arguably their greatest player of that generation remains in the form of Kevin De Bruyne, the playmaker is arguably one of the greatest players in the world at the moment and he could easily lead Belgium to a better performance than what they had in 2018.

Check out our Belgium Betting Hub

World Cup Team Betting: Brazil

FIFA World Ranking: 1st.

2018 Performance: Quarter Finals

Bet Odds
To Win Group G 6/25
To Win World Cup 5/1

Brazil are the most successful team in the history of the World Cup, they’ve won five titles and finished in the final four a further six times. However, since Brazil won their first World Cup in 1958, they have never gone on a run as long as they currently have without reaching the final. With three quarter-final knockouts and one fourth-place finish, their past four World Cups will have been regarded as failures.

Check out our Brazil Betting Hub

World Cup Team Betting: Cameroon

FIFA World Ranking: 37th

2018 Performance: Failed to qualify

Bet Odds
To Win Group F 14/1
To Win World Cup 300/1

Cameroon have a record that they don’t wish to continue at the World Cup with seven defeats in a row across three tournaments. Their victory over Saudi Arabia in 2002 is their only victory in 16 games and with Switzerland, Serbia and Brazil in their group this year, it is highly likely that run will continue.

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World Cup Team Betting: Canada

FIFA World Ranking: 38th

2018 Performance: Didn’t qualify

Bet Odds
To Win Group F 9/1
To Win World Cup 200/1

Canada qualified for only their second World Cup this year, their only previous appearance came in 1986 when they failed to score a goal and lost all three games against the Soviet Union, France and Hungary. However, after a heroic performance in qualifying, Canada will be hopeful of a good performance. However, they’ll need to pick up a result against either Belgium or Croatia in order to progress.

Check out our Canada Betting Hub

World Cup Team Betting: Croatia

FIFA World Ranking: 16th

2018 Performance: Runner-Up

Bet Odds
To Win Group F 29/10
To Win World Cup 66/1

Croatia are a prime example of a team that made the most of its golden generation of players, Ivan Perisic, Luka Modric and Mario Mandzukic were all in their prime and the likes of Marcelo Brozovic and Mateo Kovacic were up and coming stars. Defeating France was a step too far for the Croatians and we think they’ll struggle in this year's competition.

Check out our Croatia Betting Hub

World Cup Team Betting: Denmark

FIFA World Ranking: 11th

2018 Performance: Round of 16

Bet Odds
To Win Group A 19/5
To Win World Cup 30/1

Denmark were one of the teams of the tournament at the European Championships in 2021 despite losing Christian Eriksen in heart-wrenching circumstances and losing their opening two games, they went on to beat Russia, Wales and Czech Republic before eventually losing to England in the Semi-Finals. They could go far at the World Cup but you wouldn’t expect them to win it.

Check out our Denmark Betting Hub

World Cup Team Betting: Ecuador

FIFA World Ranking: 46th

2018 Performance: Didn’t qualify

Bet Odds
To Win Group A 4/1
To Win World Cup 150/1

In their three appearances at the World Cup, Ecuador have finished with at least 1 victory every year. England ended their journey in 2006 thanks to a David Beckham free-kick. However, this year, their group looks favourable, could they match their 2006 record in 2022?

Check out our Ecuador Betting Hub

World Cup Team Betting: England

FIFA World Ranking: 5th

2018 Performance: 4th Place

Bet Odds
To Win Group B 27/100
To Win World Cup 13/2

After losing out in the semi-final last time out, England went one better as they reached the final of the European Championships before losing out to Italy. Could England go one better this year? They’re one of the bookies' favourites but they’re going to have a very tough route to the final.

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World Cup Team Betting: France

FIFA World Ranking: 3th

2018 Performance: Winners

Bet Odds
To Win Group D 33/100
To Win World Cup 13/2

Last time out, France won the World Cup with a golden generation of players, while that golden generation has grown older, they still have the likes of Kylian Mbappe and a returning Karim Benzema up-front, which you would argue makes theirs the strongest front-line at the tournament.

Check out our France Betting Hub

World Cup Team Betting: Germany

FIFA World Ranking: 12th.

2018 Performance: Group Stage

Bet Odds
To Win Group E 49/50
To Win World Cup 11/1

Germany had arguably their worst World Cup in history after missing out in the Group stage after defeats to Mexico and South Korea. They finished bottom of their group but will be hoping for significantly better this year. However, with Spain in their group, it's going to be very hard to progress as winners, they should best Costa Rica and Japan but they should have progressed in 2018, so we’ll hold reservations on how they’ll perform.

Check out our Germany Betting Hub

World Cup Team Betting: Ghana

FIFA World Ranking: 60th

2018 Performance: Failed to qualify

Bet Odds
To Win Group H 9/1
To Win World Cup 300/1

After their qualifying streak ended with the 2018 competition, Ghana will be keen to remind the World of their capabilities. Their penalty defeat to Uruguay is a legendary moment in history for all the wrong reasons and as the two face off at this year's World Cup, tempers may flare if qualification to the knockout rounds is on the line.

Check out our Ghana Betting Hub

World Cup Team Betting: Japan

FIFA World Ranking: 23rd

2018 Performance: Round of 16

Bet Odds
To Win Group E 11/1
To Win World Cup 200/1

Since qualifying for the 1998 World Cup, Japan have qualified for every World Cup since and a pattern has emerged, they consistently switch between group stage knockouts and Round of 16 knockouts. In 2018, they managed to reach the Round of 16 which if history repeats itself, will lead to Japan being knocked out in the group stage this year.

Check out our Japan Betting Hub

World Cup Team Betting: Mexico

FIFA World Ranking: 9th

2018 Performance: Round of 16

Bet Odds
To Win Group C 4/1
To Win World Cup 100/1

One of the World Cup’s greatest guarantees is Mexico getting knocked out in the Round of 16, since hosting the competition in 1986, they have been knocked out in R16 seven tournaments in a row. If Mexico finishes runner-up in their group, they will likely face France, meaning another likely knockout in the Round of 16, could Mexico cause an upset this year?

Check out our Mexico Betting Hub

World Cup Team Betting: Morocco

FIFA World Ranking: 24th

2018 Performance: Group Stage

Bet Odds
To Win Group F 7/1
To Win World Cup 250/1

This is only the second time that Morocco have qualified for consecutive World Cup’s following their performances at the 1994 and 1998 World Cup. They performed well at the 2018 competition and only narrowly lost to Iran and Portugal before drawing with Spain, if they can keep up their defensive resilience whilst improving their offence, they could cause a few problems this year.

Check out our Morocco Betting Hub

World Cup Team Betting: Netherlands

FIFA World Ranking: 10th

2018 Performance: Didn’t Qualify

Bet Odds
To Win Group A 13/20
To Win World Cup 14/1

After failing to reach the 2018 World Cup, the Netherlands have a lot to prove in this year's tournament. They’ve lost just one out of their last 14 matches on the World Cup stage which was a 1-0 defeat to Spain in the final of the 2010 World Cup. They were eliminated on penalties in 2014 but anything close to those performances would be well received in 2022.

Check out our Netherlands Betting Hub

World Cup Team Betting: Poland

FIFA World Ranking: 26th

2018 Performance: Group Stage

Bet Odds
To Win Group C 22/5
To Win World Cup 90/1

Poland’s odds are low primarily due to the Robert Lewandowski factor. The pole is one of the best strikers in the world and can turn a game on its head with one moment of brilliance. However, at major tournaments, Poland have been particularly disappointing with only Euro 2016’s knockout games on their resume. Could Lewandowski have one last hurrah at Poland?

Check out our Poland Betting Hub

World Cup Team Betting: Portugal

FIFA World Ranking: 8th

2018 Performance: Round of 16

Bet Odds
To Win Group A 10/13
To Win World Cup 14/1

This will be Portugal’s last World Cup with Cristiano Ronaldo. However, it isn’t all doom and gloom after this year with Joao Felix, Diogo Jota, Bernardo Silva and Bruno Fernandes, Portugal have at least one more good World Cup opportunity in 2026. Could Ronaldo lead Portugal to glory in his final tournament? We’ll find out in Qatar in November.

Check out our Portugal Betting Hub

World Cup Team Betting: Qatar

FIFA World Ranking: 51st

2018 Performance: Failed to qualify

Bet Odds
To Win Group H 9/1
To Win World Cup 300/1

Qatar’s qualification in 2022 is their first in history, under controversial circumstances as hosts, Qatar hosts Ecuador, Senegal and Netherlands in their group and opens the competition against Ecuador on November 21st, 2022. A win against Ecuador would likely mean that they’d only need to draw against Senegal or Netherlands to qualify, stranger things have happened, just look at South Korea.

Check out our Qatar Betting Hub

World Cup Team Betting: Saudi Arabia

FIFA World Ranking: 49th

2018 Performance: Group stage

Bet Odds
To Win Group H 17/1
To Win World Cup 500/1

A 95th-minute winner from Salem Muhamed al-Dawsari gave Saudi Arabia a historic victory in their last World Cup match in 2018. This was their first World Cup victory in 12 attempts with draws against Tunisia and South Africa their best efforts since their initial tournament in 1994.

Check out our Saudi Arabia Betting Hub

World Cup Team Betting: Senegal

FIFA World Ranking: 20th

2018 Performance: Group Stage

Bet Odds
To Win Group A 4/1
To Win World Cup 100/1

In 2018, Senegal missed out on a spot in the next round on fair play points as they’d picked up more yellow cards than Japan. An awful way to miss out but Senegal have grown massively since then, their 19 games undefeated streak was ended at the hands of Egypt but Senegal still managed to qualify ahead in a run that also saw them win the AFCON. Senegal will cause problems this year and it’ll be a surprise if they don’t make the knockout rounds.

Check out our Senegal Betting Hub

World Cup Team Betting: Serbia

FIFA World Ranking: 25th

2018 Performance: Group Stage

Bet Odds
To Win Group G 8/1
To Win World Cup 90/1

Has any striker in the world been in better form than Aleksandar Mitrovic this season? We’ll leave that to interpretation. However, if there’s one team that could a dark horse in this years competition, it’s Serbia. Mitrovic has eight goals in his last ten games for Serbia and 43 in 44 for Fulham in the Championship. With Filip Kostic, Dusan Tadic and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic behind him, Serbia will cause some serious problems for teams this year, the question remains, will their defence hold out?

Check out our Serbia Betting Hub

World Cup Team Betting: South Korea

FIFA World Ranking: 29th

2018 Performance: Group Stage

Bet Odds
To Win Group H 11/1
To Win World Cup 400/1

South Korea have attended every World Cup since 1986 and have a fourth-place finish in 2002 to their name. They historically have the biggest upsets in both the knockout stage and all-time per FIFA rankings as they’ve defeated Italy and Germany. Historically, they’ve had a very resilient team at the World Cup and it wouldn’t surprise us if we see a similar situation this year.

Check out our South Korea Betting Hub

World Cup Team Betting: Spain

FIFA World Ranking: 7th

2018 Performance: Round of 16

Bet Odds
To Win Group E 27/25
To Win World Cup 8/1

Spain come into this tournament off the back of a horrid time in the last competition where they were eliminated by Russia in the Round of 16. They had a significantly better time at the World Cup where they nearly bested Italy to make the final against England, could they go one better at the World Cup?

Check out our Spain Betting Hub

World Cup Team Betting: Switzerland

FIFA World Ranking: 14th

2018 Performance: Round of 16

Bet Odds
To Win Group G 13/2
To Win World Cup 80/1

Switzerland consistently make the knockout stages of tournaments but they very rarely make it beyond the Round of 16, they have the potential to cause upsets and they’ll regularly beat teams below them in the rankings but almost always fall short against higher-ranked opposition.

Check out our Switzerland Betting Hub

World Cup Team Betting: Tunisia

FIFA World Ranking: 35th

2018 Performance: Group Stage

Bet Odds
To Win Group D 17/1
To Win World Cup 400/1

Tunisia picked up just their second win in World Cup history in their final group stage game against Panama. Their first win was their first match in the competition in 1978, between those two games, they went 13 games without a win across 5 tournaments. This year, they take on Denmark, France and another to be confirmed opponent from the AFC-CONMEBOL playoff. They’re unlikely to progress but stranger things have happened.

Check out our Tunisia Betting Hub

World Cup Team Betting: USA

FIFA World Ranking: 15th

2018 Performance: Didn’t qualify

Bet Odds
To Win Group B 7/1
To Win World Cup 100/1

After failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, the USA risked suffering the same fate this time around but in the end, their qualification was relatively comfortable despite finishing behind Canada and Mexico. Theoretically, they should finish 2nd in their group but with Ukraine, Scotland and Wales still fighting for the final spot in Group B, who knows where they may finish.

Check out our USA Betting Hub

World Cup Team Betting: Uruguay

FIFA World Ranking: 13th

2018 Performance: Quarter-Finals

Bet Odds
To Win Group H 17/10
To Win World Cup 60/1

After a disappointing defeat to Columbia ended their Copa America hopes last year, this is Uruguay’s last opportunity to make the most of Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani at a major tournament, offensively, they could cause teams problems but defensively, they will struggle.

Check out our United States Betting Hub

World Cup Team FAQs

Q. How many teams are participating in World Cup?

A. A total of 32 teams participate in the final stage of the World Cup. Over 200 nations appear in the qualifying stages but only 32 make it to the final tournament. Here at Bet UK, you can find online betting markets for all of these teams above.

Q. How many teams qualify for World Cup from Europe?

A. 13 Teams have qualified for the World Cup from the European category, they are:

Belgium

Croatia

Denmark

England

France

Germany

Netherlands

Poland

Portugal

Serbia

Spain

Switzerland

Wales.

Q. How many teams qualify for World Cup from South America?

A. 4.5 spots in the World Cup are allocated to South America, four teams are guaranteed to advance while a fifth team goes into a play-off fixture, for the 2022 World Cup, that team was Peru who lost to Australia in the play-off.

Check out World Cup Qualifying South America

The teams who have already qualified are:

Argentina

Brazil

Ecuador

Uruguay

Q. How many teams qualify for World Cup from North America?

A. 3.5 spots in the World Cup are allocated to North America, three teams are guaranteed to advance while a fourth team goes into a play-off fixture, for the 2022 World Cup, that team was Costa Rica who beat New Zealand to progress to the World Cup.

Check out World Cup Qualifying North America

The teams who have already qualified are:

Canada

Costa Rica

Mexico

United States

Q. How many teams qualify for World Cup from Africa?

A. 5 spots in the World Cup are allocated to teams from Africa, they are:

Cameroon

Ghana

Morocco

Senegal

Tunisia

Check out World Cup Qualifying Africa