World Cup 2022 live scores and schedule

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World Cup 2022 live scores

Live in-game betting is one of the most popular and exciting ways to bet on soccer, and sportsbooks will have lots of live markets available to bet on during World Cup matches. With live betting, the same markets you can wager on pre-match will also be available to bet on during the game itself. These include the most popular markets, including the moneyline, total or over/under goals, the point spread (or handicap as it’s commonly referred to in soccer betting), as well as prop markets such as the next goalscorer.

Sportsbooks will monitor the action on the pitch throughout games and tweak the odds accordingly. That means when big moments happen, such as a goal or red card, the odds can change significantly in the live betting markets. The key to success in live betting on the World Cup isn’t just finding a winning bet, but also being able to place that wager at the right time.

Live scores can also be handy to track if you are considering making a mid-tournament futures bet. The odds for group winners, group qualification, and the main World Cup winner and Golden Boot markets could all be affected by the action in one match. Staying on top of everything as it happens means that you’ll always be armed with the most up-to-date information when considering your World Cup bets.

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World Cup 2022 schedule

  • Squad announcement deadline: November 13, 2022

  • Group stage: November 20 – December 2, 2022

  • Round of 16: December 3 – December 6, 2022

  • Quarter-finals: December 9 and December 10, 2022

  • Semi-finals: December 13 and December 14, 2022

  • Final: December 18, 2022

Canada matches (Group F):

  • November 23, 3pm (ONT time): Belgium vs. Canada

  • November 27, 12pm (ONT time): Croatia vs. Canada

  • December 1, 11am (ONT time): Canada vs. Morocco

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World Cup 2022 tournament format

The World Cup finals are split into two stages: the group stage and the knockout stage.

Group stage

The World Cup starts with 32 nations, split into eight groups of four teams, who face off against each of their group rivals in round-robin competition. The final round of group games sees all teams from the same group play at the same time, so no team gains an unfair advantage.

After all the group matches have been played, the group winners and runners-up then progress to the knockout stage of the tournament, with the third and fourth-placed teams being eliminated.

Knockout stage

The teams that have qualified by finishing first or second in their group progress to the Round of 16, where teams face off in one-off knockout games. Matches that finish in a draw (tie) are then decided by extra time and, if the scores are still tied after that, a penalty shoot-out.

The winners of the Round of 16 face off in the quarter-finals, then the semi-finals, with the last two teams left contesting the World Cup final. The two losing semi-finalists also compete in the third-place playoff.

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