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World Cup 2022 rankings: Who are the favorites?

With the tournament down to the business end, it is time to update and release the latest 2022 World Cup rankings ahead of the final two games.

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There is no clear favorites to win the trophy in Qatar as Argentina and France are locked level with the bookmakers odds ahead of an incredible final as Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe carry the hopes of their respective nations.

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We will updates these rankings during the tournament in Qatar as the final takes place on December 18, 2022.

Let us know what you think of the rankings below.


World Cup 2022 schedule, start time, dates, how to watch live


  • When: November 20, 2022 to December 18, 2022
  • World Cup final, third-place game kick-off times: 10am ET
  • Location: Qatar
  • TV channels en Español: Telemundo, Universo, Peacock
  • Streaming en Español: Peacock (all 64 matches)

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World Cup Rankings - December 15, 2022

Teams knocked out on the group stage

32. Qatar - Even
31. Wales - Even
30. Canada - Down 2
29. Tunisia - Up 1
28. Costa Rica - Up 1


27. Belgium - Down 17
26. Denmark - Down 10
25. Saudi Arabia - Down 6
24. Ghana - Even
23. Serbia - Down 6


22. Cameroon - Up 4
21. Iran - Down 3
20. Mexico - Up 5
19. Germany - Down 10
18. Uruguay - Down 7
17. Ecuador - Down 4


Teams who made it to the last 16

16. Poland - Even
15. Australia - Even
14. Senegal - Even
13. USA - Even
12. South Korea - Even
11. Switzerland - Down 1
10. Spain - Down 3
9. Japan - Up 2


Teams who made the quarterfinals

8. Portugal - Down 3
7. Netherlands - Down 1
6. Brazil - Down 5
5. England - Down 1


Teams who made the semifinals

4. Morocco - Down 1
3. Croatia - Up 1

Teams who made the final

2. Argentina - Even
1. France - Even


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