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2014 World Cup: Every Squad’s Odds To Win it All

Every Team's Odds to Win in Brazil

2014 World Cup Every Team's Odds to Win it All
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If you are looking to wager on the World Cup here is a guide to help you out. The odds are not what you might see on your favorite site. However, it is clear there is one true favorite and three others that are in the mix as top contenders. The true dark horse isn't who you may think. Here is the run down.

Iran 1500/1

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Iran 1500/1

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National clubs have squabbled with the senior team on releasing players. Iran just recently played a match that had no referee or lines on the field. It will be a nice trip to Brazil and that's about it.

Algeria 1500/1

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Algeria 1500/1

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Algeria is largely a collective of unknown players. They will be lucky to come out with a point in group H.

Australia 1500/1

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Australia 1500/1

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Tim Cahill is on the squad, but the average age of the roster is 25. They are in a group with Chile, Netherlands and Spain. No chance.

Cameroon 1000/1

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Cameroon 1000/1

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Samuel Eto'o is set to tie a record by appearing in his fourth World Cup final. Injury concerns and youth are the trouble through the rest of the squad.

Costa Rica 500/1

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Costa Rica 500/1

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They do have a pure finisher in Alvaro Saborio. They will not be able to sustain possession and will likely fail to get out of the group.

Nigeria 500/1

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Nigeria 500/1

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Peter Odemwingie made his way back onto the squad after a long absence. The Super Eagles will have John Mikel Obi of Chelsea and Liverpool's Victor Moses as two of 19 players from the Nations Cup triumph.

Honduras 500/1

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Honduras 500/1

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The Honduras team is hoping to shock the world in Brazil. They will have the highest average age in the World Cup.

Greece 200/1

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Greece 200/1

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Konstantinos Mitroglou was named to the squad despite not getting playing time at Fulham. There are two other British-based players on the squad. They will be in a battle for second in group C and it will take every bit of energy they have to advance.

South Korea 150/1

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South Korea 150/1

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South Korea is the most successful Asian nation in the World Cup, but they may struggle this year. They will battle Russia for the second place spot behind Belgium in group H. The two face each other in the opening match on June 17.

Japan 150/1

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Japan 150/1

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Japan are on the same line as the previous teams because they have an outside chance to get out of the group. However, they will not go any farther. They are led by Keisuke Honda but will rely on many players from the Japanese league.

Ghana 150/1

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Ghana 150/1

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Ghana's chances could be decided by the end of the match with the USA. They have a dynamic attack. However, they are an aging squad that might be bringing too much confidence into the World Cup.

Bosnia 150/1

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Bosnia 150/1

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Asmir Begovic, Edin Dzeko and Vedad Ibesevic are the known commodities on the Bosnian team. They will be making their first appearance at a major championship and have a goal of the round of 16.

Ivory Coast 125/1

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Ivory Coast 125/1

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Didier Drogba will only be able to use his strength for so long. There will be a battle for second in their group with Japan and Greece. They have an experienced squad and the best midfielder in the Premier League, Yaya Toure. However, there are some injury concerns and team makeup issues.

Croatia 125/1

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Croatia 125/1

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Croatia has players from the Bundesliga and Premier League. However, the defense is questionable, especially with veteran defender Josip Simunic left off the squad after a 10-game ban.

Mexico 100/1

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Mexico 100/1

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Mexico has new found confidence since October and many have expressed confidence in their ability. Given Javier Hernandez's latest run of form there are questions about who will score. They have a chance to get out of the group, but just a chance.

Ecuador 100/1

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Ecuador 100/1

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Ecuador will be the wild card in group E and have a match with Switzerland to start the World Cup. They are led by Antonia Valencia but are still mourning the passing of Christian Benitez.

USA 80/1

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USA 80/1

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There are a lot of questions surrounding the USMNT and their group is just dreadful. They need to beat Ghana in the first match, and until then they will remain a long shot.

England 80/1

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England 80/1

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Their group situation is similar to the U.S. as they are expected to struggle with two other teams. They will have to get points in the first match with Italy. If they do get out of the group there is a chance they could sneak into the final eight. However, it is a very young squad going to Brazil.

Switzerland 66/1

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Switzerland 66/1

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Switzerland are an upstart nation ranked higher in the FIFA rankings than most would assume. They are expected to compete with Ecuador to get out of their group but would likely face Argentina in the next round.

Russia 50/1

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Russia 50/1

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This is where the jump really happens. Anyone from here on out is a major risk but could pay out big time. Russia has a lot of uncapped players in their provisional roster, but they are led by experienced manager Fabio Capello.

Portugal 28/1

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Portugal 28/1

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Portugal is described by some as Cristiano Ronaldo and 10 other guys. They are in the group of death according to average FIFA rankings and will face Germany in their opening match. William Carvalho could be the breakout star in the midfield, but it will be hard to get past the round of 16.

Chile 28/1

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Chile 28/1

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Chile's chances will rely on the health of Arturo Vidal. If he can make the team and get to full fitness then they will rise on many sites. Many are optimistic that he will be fit and bring their chances closer to group opponents Spain and Holland.

Colombia 25/1

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Colombia 25/1

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Falcao is in a rush for fitness. The odds could grow to 40/1 if he is unable to go in Brazil. Though they are on the same wager line as the Netherlands, they are a bigger risk.

Netherlands 25/1

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Netherlands 25/1

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Louis Van Gaal is on his last go-round as the head coach of the country, and they may be the true dark horse. These odds may be too hard to ignore. Patrick van Aanholt may be thrust into action after just one previous cap for the team. They will have a tough group with Spain and Chile.

France 22/1

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France 22/1

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France may have a little better odds on some other sites, but they look to be an outsider at the World Cup. The omission of Samir Nasri from the squad has caused quite the conversation. The midfield is great for France. The forwards can all be up and down, which could cause problems against good defenses. However, they are set up with a good group.

Uruguay 20/1

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Uruguay 20/1

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Uruguay is much like Italy in that they will have the ability to score. Luis Suarez could turn a game upside down with one touch. They were surprise semifinalist in South Africa four years ago. However, they will be relying on younger players on defense. They also have to compete with Italy in the group stage.

Italy 18/1

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Italy 18/1

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This seems low for Italy, although they had a horrible tournament in 2010. They finished 26th, but in every other World Cup they have finished no worse than 15th. Italy still has a great deal of attacking midfielders and strikers. However, it was their defense that faltered in 2010.

Belgium 14/1

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Belgium 14/1

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The talk of Belgium as the dark horse team has moved their odds toward the benefit of the house. Marc Wilmots added Adnan Januzaj to his squad and may take him to Brazil. Romelu Lukaku has the major responsibility as striker. Perhaps they aren't as much of a dark horse after all.

Spain 13/2

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Spain 13/2

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Spain has such a deep squad that someone like Juan Mata may not make the cut. Diego Costa brings a new fire to the attack. They are the defending champions, so this would be a nice price to take a chance.

Germany 5/1

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Germany 5/1

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Germany has the deepest midfield in the competition, but they are still tinkering with their attack. Germany does have to go through Brazil to get to the final. Their defense may not be able to hold Neymar at bay.

Argentina 9/2

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Argentina 9/2

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Argentina comes in as the next contender partially because Brazil is not in their way to get to the final. They also have Messi, which puts them at the top of the list. Messi is finally being used as a striker for his country.

Brazil 2/1

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Brazil 2/1

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The host nation is the odds-on favorite to win. They have a great squad and the home-field advantage. The full 23-man roster has been announced and it will be led by Neymar. Even though they have the weight of a country on their shoulders, they should be able to carry the burden.