Tonight begins another round of the South American World Cup Soccer Qualifiers round-robin tournament, which pits the ten members of the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) against each other for a chance to earn one of five tickets to the 2022 FIFA World Cup Tournament in Qatar.
Professional soccer leagues, such as the Premier League, and Bundesliga, will take breaks in their schedule to make room for World Cup qualifying so that the sport’s top athletes can participate.
World Cup odds have been posted at soccer betting sites for each of tonight’s five games, as they fight to maintain their top spot in the standings, or battle to climb the rankings.
The top four teams will earn a spot to the World Cup in 2022, with a fifth ticket being awarded to the team that is the best of the rest – similar to a wild card spot in American professional sports.
Qualifying matches will be ongoing through March of 2022, but Brazil has already taken a comfortable lead in the CONMEBOL standings. A win tonight against Uruguay and they can almost assure themselves of a 2020 World Cup Tournament berth.