Brazil World Cup odds: Fixtures, schedule, route to Qatar 2022 final and chances of winning

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Brazil's connection with the World Cup runs deeper than any other team in the tournament, as the standard bearers of international football.

The Selecao have qualified for all 22 editions of the World Cup, stretching back to the inaugural competition in 1930, with more title wins than any other nation (five).

However, their star has fallen slightly since winning their last World Cup in 2002, with a fourth placed finish as hosts in 2014 their best return in the past two decades. They were also defeated by rivals Argentina in the final of the last Copa America in 2021 which they hosted.

Brazil head into the 2022 competition as FIFA's No.1-ranked side, and coach Tite will be looking to use the pressure of another failure to motivate his players to glory.

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Brazil World Cup odds to win

Despite losing ground to their European rivals on the world stage in recent years, Brazil's eye-catching topping of CONEMBOL qualifying has increased confidence for Tite and his squad.

The experienced coach is well stocked in all areas of his squad, with huge experience via Thiago Silva, Casemiro and Neymar, alongside the next wave of Brazilian talent led by Real Madrid duo Vinicius Jr. and Rodrygo.

Here's how Brazil's pre-tournament chances to win the World Cup are rated by sportsbooks in several of the major global territories.

Territory Odds to win World Cup
U.S. (BetMGM) +400
U.K. (Sky Bet) 4/1
Canada (Sports Interaction 3.40
Australia (Ladbrokes) 5.00

Brazil World Cup fixtures schedule

Brazil begin their 2022 World Cup campaign up against Serbia on November 24 in Lusail, before facing Switzerland on November 28 in Doha, and ending their Group G push against Cameroon back in Lusail on December 2.

All three of Brazil's group-stage opponents have faced the Selecao in recent World Cup history, with Luiz Felipe Scolari's side beating Cameroon 4-1 in 2014.

Switzerland held Brazil to a 1-1 draw in their World Cup opener in 2018, and they both reached the knockout stages on the back of wins over Serbia.

No side has played in, and won, more World Cup games than Brazil and they have a strong unbeaten record in group-stage games. They have not lost in the groups since defeat to Norway back in 1998.

Date Match Time (ET) Stadium
Thurs, Nov. 24 Brazil vs. Serbia 2 p.m. Lusail Stadium
Mon, Nov. 28 Brazil vs. Switzerland 11 a.m. Stadium 974
Fri, Dec. 2 Cameroon vs. Brazil 2 p.m. Lusail Stadium

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Brazil route to World Cup final

Brazil will be confident of easing their way out of Group G, and into the knockout stages, with Serbia and Switzerland likely to battle it out for second place.

Top spot for Brazil will continue an incredible record of finishing as group winners in every World Cup since 1982.

Round of 16

If Brazil do cruise through to the last 16 as Group G winners, they will face the runners up from Group H, which could be any one of four from Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay and South Korea.

Second place in Group G will see them face off with whoever tops Group H.

Quarterfinals

Passage into the last 16 as Group G winners could line up a quarterfinal clash against against Group E leaders, which is likely to be Germany or Spain.

Runners up in the group will mean a potential meeting with Group F winners, with Belgium and Croatia set to do battle.

Semifinals

The most likely semifinal opponent if Brazil win Group G will be Group C winners Argentina in an eagerly anticipated South American derby.

Brazil have won three of their total four World Cup finals meetings with La Albiceleste, although Lionel Messi's Argentina famously beat their arch-rivals to lift the Copa America title last year.

If Brazil get through as the second-place team in Group G, a semifinal against either France or England looks highly likely.

Final

If Brazil reach the final, the options are broad on who they will face. If they win Group G, France look to be the strongest bet with second place bringing Argentina back into play for Tite.

Potential knockout round schedule — if Brazil finishes 1st in Group G

Date Match Time (ET) Stadium
Mon, Dec. 5 Round of 16 2:00 p.m. Stadium 974
Fri, Dec. 9 Quarterfinals 10:00 a.m. Education City Stadium
Tue, Dec. 13 Semifinals 2:00 p.m. Lusail Stadium
Sat, Dec. 17* Third Place Match 10:00 a.m. Khalifa International Stadium
Sun, Dec. 18 Final 10:00 a.m. Lusail Stadium

*Only in event of defeat in semifinals

Potential knockout schedule — if Brazil finishes 2nd in Group G

Date Match Time (ET) Stadium
Tues, Dec. 6 Round of 16 2:00 p.m. Lusail Stadium
Sat, Dec. 10 Quarterfinals 10:00 a.m. Al Thumama Stadium
Wed, Dec. 14 Semifinals 2:00 p.m. Al Bayt Stadium
Sat, Dec. 17* Third Place Match 10:00 a.m. Khalifa International Stadium
Sun, Dec. 18 Final 10:00 a.m. Lusail Stadium

*Only in event of defeat in semifinals

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