North Korea Cup Odds

Already with one quarterfinal appearance in its World Cup history, North Korea looks to shock the world and make a run for the 2010 World Cup title starting on Friday.

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North Korea World Cup History:

Number of Previous World Cup Appearances: 1

Last Appearance: 1966

Best Finish: Quarterfinals

All-Time World Cup Record: 1-2-1


According to oddsmakers from online sports book, North Korea has been given 2,000/1 odds to win the World Cup. Spain is the favorite coming in with odds of 4/1.

2010 World Cup Qualifying:

North Korea almost didn’t qualify for the 2010 World Cup as it finished tied with Saudi Arabia in its qualifying region with 12 points (3-2-3) through eight games. Due to North Korea having a better goal differential (+2) than Saudi Arabia (0), North Korea got the bid. It is one of two teams to qualify for the World Cup from its qualifying group, joining South Korea.

Betting Analysis:

North Korea has a tough draw for the World Cup, as it will play in Group G along with one of the favorites, Brazil and another contender in Portugal, along with the Ivory Coast. Hopes for a good showing will depend on hoping for an upset or a pair of ties while holding Brazil to limited goals in defeat. While not the biggest long shot, North Korea is close at 2,000/1 odds so a bet on them could pay out tremendous money if the stars all line up, but essentially it is throwing money away.

2010 FIFA World Cup Odds – June 11-July 11 – South Africa

Spain 4/1    

Brazil 9/2    

England 6/1    

Argentina 13/2    

Holland 10/1    

Germany 14/1    

Italy 14/1    

France 20/1    

Portugal 25/1    

Serbia 50/1    

Ivory Coast 50/1    

Chile 66/1    

USA 80/1    

Ghana 100/1    

Mexico 100/1    

Paraguay 100/1    

Cameroon 125/1    

Denmark 125/1    

Uruguay 150/1    

Nigeria 150/1    

Australia 150/1     

South Africa 150/1    

Greece 200/1    

Switzerland 250/1    

South Korea 250/1    

Slovakia 400/1    

Slovenia 500/1    

Japan 600/1    

Algeria 700/1    

Honduras 1000/1    

North Korea 2000/1    

New Zealand 2500/1 

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Posted: 6/8/10 3:23PM ET


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