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Brazil Installed As Favourites For World Cup 2014?

ASHOOR

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OMG, where do I start? before I even post the article, I would like to vent my frustration at these stupid betting firms, who have come out today to declare Brazil as the favorite for the 2014 world cup!!!!!!!!!!! Like, has it even been 24 hours since Spain won the 2010 World Cup? did they know that Brazil doesn't even have a coach or a team yet for the next match against the US in August of this year, let alone the world cup in 4 years from now? it is these stupid 'favorite' titles given to Brazil that are making the team do so bad (two quarterfinal exits in a row)

Give me a breaaaaaaaaaaaaak!

Why not declare Spain or Germany as favorites? we already know they are both young and will retain most of their players. For Brazil, sure it is on their home soil, but most of the players will be very young and inexperienced.

Don't get me wrong, I like Brazil's chances in every world cup, but to install them as favorites before the world cup is even over?  :giggle: jokes.......

I know these betting firms have to release their predictions, it is part of the business, but still....


ASHOOR
 

ASHOOR

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Staff member
Hosts Brazil have been made 4/1 (5.0) favourites to reclaim the World Cup trophy on home soil in four years time. The Selecao, who are currently without a manager, were second favourites behind eventual winners Spain to win a historic sixth title in South Africa only to be eliminated at the quarter-final stage for the second tournament in succession.




New kings Spain are currently priced at 5/1 (6.0) by Titan Bet to successfully defend their crown in Brazil. History isn't on their side as no team has won the World Cup back-to-back since Brazil in 1962. However, La Furia Roja ripped up the record books in South Africa by becoming the first European side to win the trophy outside of the continent and broke another spell by winning the crown despite losing their first game.

Argentina are 6/1 (7.0) to win their third World Cup on American soil as they go in search of a first crown since their Maradona inspired success in 1986. Germany are well priced at 7/1 (8.0) to build on their consecutive third place finishes at the last two tournaments and go one step further in Brazil with a fourth victory.

Defeated finalists Holland are 9/1 (10.0) to finally end their curse of three losing finals and claim the World Cup for the first time. Underachievers England are presently priced at 11/1 (12.0) to bring what will be 48 years of hurt in 2014 to an end with a long overdue world crown.

If you fancy the Three Lions to have a stinker and not qualify Titan Bet are pricing them at 7/1 (8.0) for Wayne Rooney and co to be watching the action in Brazil from the comfort of their sofa.

Former holders Italy are also 11/1 (12.0) to reclaim their crown in Brazil along with 1998 champions France, who are trading at the same odds. Portugal are 16/1 (17.0) to win their first World Cup in their former colonial territory.

The big outsider is Uruguay, who are a tasty 16/1 (17.0) to repeat their shock victory in Brazil back in 1950 with a third world crown.
 

Merengues

New member
Germany are way too happy to make it to Semis or just the final to even win it, it has bee nproven in the last 5 or even 6 tournaments they have been in, SPain's team will all either be over age or not good enough by the time the next WC comes around, and OF COURSE BRazil would be HOT favourites in 2014, since it is a home Tournament for them....did you really expect it to be otherwise?
 

ASHOOR

Administrator
Staff member
It is absolutely foolish and irresponsible to nominate Brazil as favorites when they are still in disarray and without even a coach, plan or anything. Just being the hosts doesn't mean much, given the pressure that you have to go through. Brazil was under extreme pressure playing in Africa, now imagine the pressure of playing at home. They had it on their home soil in 1950, and we all know what happened then.

Based on what we have seen from this tournament, Germany should be pretty good for 2014. We know they will retain most of their players, except for Klose maybe. Same for Argentina, the young forwards will be there and maybe even better, and they will be playing the familiar South American territory.

We shall wait and see...


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