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World Cup 2022: Qatar Hosts? Early Rumors Say United States, Australia Are Out

Early speculation on the 2022 World Cup odds had Qatar as the favorite while the United States and Australia weren't far behind. If you bet on Qatar, it appears you may be correct. Unconfirmed reports are surfacing that, indeed, Qatar has won the 2022 World Cup. Via Twitter:

Sky Sports News citing "unconfirmed reports" that Qatar have won

We're not sure where those "unconfirmed reports" started but now it seems many people are picking up on it. The key word here: unconfirmed. It's interesting to see the rumors and reports come flowing in all at once. To me, that's almost as interesting as the announcement itself. The latest odds, released shortly before the voting, moved the United States to an 11/4 favorite while Qatar was at 4/6 and Australia at 5/2.

The official announcement should be rolling through soon and you can watch it at the following channels:

  • ESPN
  • ESPN Deportes
  • Fox Soccer Channel
  • FOX Deportes 
  • CNN International 
  • Univision

FIFA's official website is also streaming it live.