World Cup Future Odds

Brazil (3.00) will be hosting the World Cup and it is no surprise they are the favorites, especially after their very impressive win in the Confederations Cup.

Once again the Brazilian squad will be loaded with young talent led by Neymar, who recently signed with Barcelona and has the moniker of THE next big superstar. Brazil has not hosted the World Cup since 1950 when they came in 2nd losing to Uruguay in the finals.

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Can you ever count out any team that Lionel Messi plays for? The best player in the world will try to reverse the fortune of Argentina (4.50), who has not made it to the semifinals in the World Cup since 1990.

Germany (5.00) has the best World Cup betting odds from any team in Europe and in the last three World Cups they have two 3rd place finishes and one 2nd place finish. The Germans are in total control of their European World Cup qualifying group and they have a stacked squad with many players from Bayern Munich, who are the reigning Champions League winner.

You obviously cannot count out Spain (7.00), who are the reigning World Cup and European Championship title holders. However, Spain is locked in a battle with France for the top spot in their qualifying group. On top of that Spain was beaten 3-0 by host Brazil in the final of the Confederations Cup.

After the top four teams of Brazil, Argentina, Germany, and Spain all the other teams have long-shot World Cup betting odds.

Kind of surprising that Belgium (14.00) has the 5th best betting odds since they have not even played in the last two World Cups. However, they have been solid in World Cup qualifying and have moved up to 10th in the FIFA world rankings.

The Netherlands (25.00) lost in the finals of the 2010 World Cup and they are running away with their group in World Cup qualifying. They are the 4th ranked team in the world and they showed in 2010 that they could actually play defense to go with their solid offensive attack, losing in the final 1-0 to Spain after extra time.

Italy (21.00) may be in the mix, but they were less than impressive in the Confederations Cup giving up six goals in three group matches before losing in the semifinals to Spain 0-0 in a shootout.

Will Brazil be the setting where the futility for England (28.00) in the World Cup ends? Since winning the World Cup in 1966 England only has one semifinals appearance and that was back in 1990. In six World Cup qualifying matches they have three wins and three draws and they trail Montenegro by two points

Here are the World Cup betting odds as of April 20, 2014, courtesy of Bodog:

Brazil    3/1
Argentina    9/2
Germany    5/1
Spain    7/1
Belgium    14/1
France    20/1
Italy    22/1
Uruguay    22/1
Colombia    25/1
Netherlands    25/1
England    28/1
Portugal    28/1
Chile    40/1
Russia    66/1
Mexico    100/1
Switzerland    100/1
USA    100/1
Ecuador    125/1
Ivory Coast    125/1
Croatia    150/1
Japan    150/1
Bosnia-Herzegovina    200/1
Ghana    200/1
Greece    200/1
Nigeria    250/1
South Korea    300/1
Australia    500/1
Cameroon    500/1
Algeria    1000/1
Costa Rica    1000/1
Honduras    1500/1
Iran    1500/1

Archived World Cup odds from July 25th 2013:

Brazil 4.50
Argentina 5.50
Germany 6.00
Spain 7.00
Belgium 17.00
Netherlands 21.00
Italy 21.00
England 23.00
Colombia 29.00
France 34.00
Russia 41.00
Mexico 41.00
Uruguay 41.00
Chile 51.00
Portugal 51.00
Croatia 126.00
Ecuador 126.00
Ivory Coast 126.00
Ghana 151.00
USA 151.00
Switzerland 151.00
Czech Republic 201.00
Bosnia and Herzegovina 201.00
Ukraine 201.00
Japan 201.00