World Cup 2014 Online Gambling Prepares

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014 -
World Cup 2014 Online Gambling Prepares

Considered to be one of the greatest sporting events in the world the FIFA World Cup of Football final is approaching rapidly. Almost all of the major online gambling operators are offering odds on the winner as well as other side bets. The FIFA World Cup is the biggest betting event anywhere and the bookmakers are reacting to where the money is going by constantly changing their odds. This time the host country Brazil is the current favourite to win their 6th World Cup, with neighbours Argentina, current champions Spain and a young Germany side also all well thought o be contenders.

The 2010 World Cup was won by Spain after they beat the Netherlands 1-0 after extra-time tonight in Johannesburg. No sooner did the World Cup in South Africa end did betting start for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The number of outright things that a punter can bet on during the World Cup is amazing.  Options like betting on which team will score the fastest goal, or which continent the winner will hail from seem trivial but are just a few of the many outrights a punter can choose from.

The World Cup starts on June 12 when Brazil takes on Croatia and the countdown to football's biggest tournament has begun. FIFA has set a deadline for 30-man provisional squads to be named and many nations have already gone ahead and named the 23 men who will be on their plane to Brazil. The final 23-man squads must be finalised by June 2.

Changes are coming in the odds with change squad lineups. Cristiano Ronaldo has been included in Portugal's provisional World Cup squad with the Real Madrid ace expected to recover from his hamstring injury. There are no concerns over Ronaldo's long-term fitness and he will be back in action ahead of the opening World Cup clash for Paulo Bento's men against Germany on June 16.




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