Yes, $1,000,000. You read that correctly.

The Opta Million is your chance to use your football knowledge to win big. All you need to do is correctly predict the finishing positions in each of the eight groups and then select the winner of each match in the knockout stages. If you can do that, then you could win $1,000,000.

We all like to think that we know best when it comes to football. That we can spot the underdog who will spring a surprise result. The country whose best days are behind them. And ultimately who will be taking home the World Cup trophy come 18 December. 

If you can do that, then $1,000,000 could be yours.

What Injury Concerns May Affect Your World Cup Predictor Game Entry? 

Paul Pogba played a key part in France’s success at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but the talismanic midfielder has been ruled out of the tournament through injury. How will Didier Deschamps and co. react to him being sidelined, especially with N’Golo Kante and now Christopher Nkunku also ruled out?

France find themselves in Group D alongside Australia, Denmark and Tunisia. If they finish in the top two of their group, then they’ll go onto face one of Argentina, Mexico, Poland or Saudi Arabia from Group C in the round of 16 

The golden generation of Belgium continue to threaten to breakthrough at the top of the international game, but Romelu Lukaku now finds himself in a race to be fit for their opening match in Qatar after reaggravating a hamstring injury that had previous ruled him out for two months.  

Belgium will need to get past Canada, 2018 runners-up Croatia and Morocco in Group F if they are to secure their place in the knockout stages, where a tricky tie potentially awaits against the qualifiers from Group E which features Costa Rica, Germany, Japan and Spain. 

Chelsea and Premier League defenders Ben Chilwell and Reece James are England’s only major injury absentees for Gareth Southgate’s side as England hope to build upon their semi-final appearance at the 2018 World Cup. 

And whilst there are no injury concerns right now for Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the chances are the 2022 World Cup will be the last chance for either of them to get their hands on the grandest trophy in world football and truly underline their status in the game.

But do you think either Argentina or Portugal will be crowned champions at the Lusail Stadium on 18 December? Enter the Opta Million for free, put your predictions to the test and, who knows, maybe you will win $1,000,000.  

The 2022 World Cup Groups

Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands

Group B: England, Iran, United States, Wales

Group C: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland

Group D: France, Australia, Denmark, Tunisia

Group E: Spain, Costa Rica, Germany, Japan

Group F: Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia

Group G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon

Group H: Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea