Which team is favorite to win the FIFA World Cup after Brazil exit? originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
The 2022 FIFA World Cup favorite has been rejected.
FIFA’s No.1-ranked side Brazil were stunned by 2018 runners-up Croatia in a quarter-final match decided by a penalty shoot-out on Friday.
The first goal of the match was scored only in stoppage time of the first extra period thanks to Neymar. But Croatia stayed alive with a 117th-minute equalizer from Bruno Petković.
Then, on penalties, Brazil missed a shot and saved another while Croatia converted their first four attempts to pull off the upset.
So, with Brazil heading home, which nation is the new favorite to win it all in Qatar?
Which team is favorite to win the 2022 FIFA World Cup?
Lionel Messi and Argentina now have the best chance of winning the 2022 World Cup of the remaining six teams at +175, according to our partner PointsBet.
Argentina almost suffered the same fate as Brazil on Friday. The Albiceleste took a 2-0 lead over the Netherlands before conceding two late goals from Wout Weghorst to level the score in the 101st minute.
After a scoreless extra time, Argentina avoided what would have been a disastrous exit from the World Cup by winning the penalty shootout 4-3.
Argentina and Croatia will meet in the semi-finals with a place in the World Cup final on the line.
Defending champions France have the second-best title odds behind Argentina at +300. Unlike Argentina, France have yet to secure their ticket to the semi-finals and are far from locked in to be one of the last four teams standing. The Blues will need to defeat fellow European heavyweight England to maintain their title defence.
Speaking of England, the Three Lions are tied with Portugal for third best odds at +400. Portugal will be tasked with ending Morocco’s Cinderella run if they are to reach the semi-finals, where a clash with the winner of the France-England showdown awaits.
Croatia trail Portugal and England at +900, while Morocco are a long way from winning the World Cup trophy at +3300.
Here’s a full rundown of the World Cup title odds:
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