2022 FIFA World Cup predictions, picks, odds: Experts predict Spain, Germany and Belgium to win

After an incredible and unexpected Day 3 of the 2022 World Cup with Argentina losing 2-1 to Saudi Arabia and underdogs Tunisia drawing to Denmark, we now head into Day 4 of the most important soccer competition of the world. 

Morocco and Croatia will face each other in the first match, while later in the day we are treated to Germany’s debut against Japan to launch Group E, followed by Spain and Costa Rica in the same group. The last match of the day will see Belgium against a Canada team making its return to the World Cup for the first time since 1986. 

Let’s look at how the CBS Sports staff sees the day going — and while you’re at it, sign up for our new newsletter covering the beautiful game in all its glory, including daily updates about the World Cup, here.

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Group F: Morocco vs. Croatia

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 23 | Time: 5 a.m. ET | Location: Lusail Stadium — Lusail, Qatar
TV: FS1 and Telemundo | Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
What to know: The outcome of this match should tell us who is one of the top candidates to go through past the group stage, with Belgium and Canada clashing later on the day. Croatia’s best-ever finish in the competition was in Russia four years ago when they made it all the way to the final, only to lose 4-2 to eventual champions France. Luka Modric, the heart and soul of that team, will likely begin his last World Cup campaign. You can bet he wants to leave his mark in

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FIFA set to widen gaming and esports portfolio

15 Oct 2021

  • FIFA is bullish and optimistic about its long-term future in gaming and eSports following a comprehensive and strategic assessment of the gaming and interactive entertainment market

  • The future of gaming and eSports for football stakeholders must involve more than one party controlling and exploiting all rights

FIFA will adopt a new commercial positioning in gaming and eSports to ensure that it is best placed to make decisions that benefit all football stakeholders.

FIFA is bullish and excited about the future in gaming and eSports for football, and it is clear that this needs to be a space that is occupied by more than one party controlling all rights.

Technology and mobile companies are now actively competing to be associated with FIFA, its platforms, and global tournaments.

Consequently, FIFA is engaging with various industry players, including developers, investors and analysts, to build out a long-term view of the gaming, eSports and interactive entertainment sector.

The outcome will ensure that FIFA has a range of suitable parties with specialist capabilities to actively shape the best possible experiences and offerings for fans and consumers.

Gaming and eSports are the fastest-growing media verticals on the planet, with new and diverse types of games launching continuously. It is therefore of crucial importance for FIFA and its stakeholders to maximise all future opportunities for football and gaming fans.

FIFA also has a duty to support its 211 member associations to fully capitalise on the inherent opportunities that have been emerging over the recent years. As part of this strategy, FIFA also commits to continuing to organise skill-based eSports tournaments under the umbrella of the recently launched FIFAe competition structure and consumer brand (www.fifa.gg).

The relationship and affinity that

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