World Cup Odds
The 2010 FIFA World Cup gets under way on Friday, June 11 from
South Africa. Here is a look at which countries are favored to win the title this year.
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In the World Cup, 32 teams are divided into eight groups of four. Each group plays a round robin format of three games where a win gets a team two points, a tie gets a team one point, and a loss gets a team no points. Following the round robin, the top two teams from each group advance to a 16-team single elimination tournament until a champion is crowned.
For this year’s tournament,
Spain is favored to win it all.
Spain has been given 4/1 odds win according to the online sports book SPORTSBETTING.com. Other short odds to win are
England (6/1), and
Spain has never won the World Cup, and their best finish in the tournament was fourth place back in 1950. In 2006, they reached the round of 16 before losing to runner-up,
Spain has won 15 of its last 16 games in preparation for the World Cup, with the lone loss a 2-0 decision to the
United States on June 24, 2009.
Brazil has been a power in the World Cup, having won five titles, with the last coming in 2002. In 2006,
Brazil reached the quarterfinals before losing to
France 1-0. 2006 was the First World Cup since 1990 where
Brazil didn’t reach the finals. During World Cup qualifying,
Brazil lost just two games while having a goal differential of +22.
England has won one World Cup in history, which came in 1966.
England has reached the Round of 16 in the last three World Cups. During World Cup qualifying
England went 9-0-1 and has a goal differential of +28.
Argentina has won two World Cups, taking the 1978 and 1986 titles. They also finished second in 1990 and 1930. In 2006,
Argentina reached the quarterfinals before losing to
Germany on penalty kicks.
Argentina has won the last two Olympic gold medals in soccer. During qualifying for the 2010 World Cup,
Argentina went 8-4-6, finishing behind
Argentina had a goal differential of +3.
For complete odds to win the 2010 FIFA World Cup from
South Africa, see below.
Odds To Win the 2010 FIFA World Cup – June 11-July 11 –
Ivory Coast 50/1
South Africa 150/1
South Korea 250/1
North Korea 2000/1
New Zealand 2500/1
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Posted: 6/4/10 8:40PM ET