Switzerland’s FIFA World Cup Team

world-cup-betting-oddsSwitzerland’s FIFA World Cup Team is the Swiss national football team. The Swiss Football Association controls the team. It has a long history of participating in the World Cup since 1934 when it participated for the first time and reached the quarter finals. The best performances of the Switzerland FIFA World Cup team in the World Cup have been in 1934, 1938 and 1954 when it reached the quarterfinals.

The Switzerland FIFA World Cup team has all red colors and the change is all white but the shorts and socks are interchangeable if there is a minor clash in colors. The Swiss have not earned any major trophy so far, the best they have done is reaching the quarter finals in the World cup 3 times and winning the Silver medal in the 1924 Olympics.

Switzerland-world-cup-oddsTheir coach Ottmar Hitzfeld today leads Switzerland’s FIFA World Cup team, he has been leading the FIFA team since 2008 and the 2014 World Cup would be his second major tournament as leader. This though may be the last time he leads the team since he has decided not to renew his contract. Switzerland’s FIFA World Cup team has many immigrants from the Balkans in its line up. Most of the players are playing for top clubs and have experience as competitors at the highest level. Many of their players are young and skillful and despite the reputation of the Swiss to be quite and reserved, these players will not shy away from a confrontation. With these players in the line up for the 2014 World Cup, Switzerland believes that it has a very fair chance of making the last 16 in the tournament.

swiss-girl-world-cupThe 2014 Switzerland FIFA World Cup team with its young players and its coach made an unheralded rise in the FIFA rankings and is now a seeded team for the 2014 World Cup. With its lineup of mostly immigrants who are serving their adopted country on an international stage have the experience of playing in tournaments and have once again brought the level of the Swiss team to international recognition.

Their midfield consists of captain Gokhan Inler, Valon Behrami and Blerim Dzemaili with attacking midfielders Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka. All of these players are well known for their prowess in the European football leagues and make up the backbone of the Swiss FIFA World Cup team.

Switzerland was ranked as 7th in the FIFA rankings since it was unbeaten in its group with 7 wins and 3 draws. It will make for an interesting World Cup to watch how Swiss FIFA World Cup team fares in the the World Cup. With its strong line up of stars and with its coach Ottmar Hitzfeld there is quite a good chance that we may see this team rise up once again and prove that they can be the best in the World.

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The rise of the Die Mannschaft, Germany’s national soccer team

Germany-World-Cup-OddsGermany’s national FIFA team came from humble beginnings. The team was originally created in 1908, with the German football association playing its first game in Basel, Switzerland. The game was played on April 5, 1908 and the German team lost 5 to 3. The team continued to play in the years leading up until world war one, through the war, and afterwards. In its early years, the DFB had no official manager in charge of players and simply drafted new players by voting. The first official manager came in 1926 when Otto Nerz, a school teacher from the city of Mannheim took over the role. The German team was actually so poor during the first few decades of its existence that it was unable to pay for the players plane flights to Uruguay in 1930. During the 1930s, the politics of Germany came to be dominated by the Nazis and soon footballers from Austria were forcibly made to join the German team as a show of political solidarity to the Nazi Party.

German-World-Cup-BettingWith the advent of world war two, many players were forced to leave football in order to join the military and fight against the allies. Efforts were made by the manager, Sepp Herberger, in order to save the players from the worst parts of the war and keep them away from dangerous jobs. After the Second World War ended, Germany was banned from playing in the world cup until 1950 due to the political fragmentation of Germany into different regions such as West Germany, East Germany, and the Saarland. It was a logistical nightmare to try and organize a national team out of each of the different regions and few were up for the task. Eventually, a team was created after the Soviet Union absorbed East Germany, and West Germany became a distinct entity. FIFA came to only recognize the West German team as being the national German team and it was not until the reunification of 1990 that East German players were allowed into the West German team.

WORLD-CUP-OCTOPUS-PAUL-GERMANYIn the decades after world war two, the German national team grew in popularity and prowess, scoring big wins against the Soviet Union and other soccer giants such as Uruguay. However, the golden decade for the German national team was the 1970s. During the 1970s, Franz Breckenbauer became the coach of the national team and set them up for a cascade of victories. In 1972, the DFB beat the Soviet Union three to zero in the final game, embarrassing the world super power. In 1974, the team won their second world cup against the Netherlands at two to one in Munich.

The German national football team is a force to be reckoned with in the competitive world of professional athletics. It has a colorful and unique history, and the DFB has struck fear into the hearts of many lesser soccer teams around the world. The team now dominates both men and women’s football tournaments and was recently ranked as the “most entertaining team” in the 2010 World cup.

Germany’s World Cup Odds

Germany is the favorite to win this tournament’s “Group of Death”. They’re in Group G against Portugal, the USA and Ghana, who are all good teams. If by far the toughest group in the World Cup. It won’t be easy for Germany to win, but they should be able to do it.

Team Odds
Germany -180
Portugal +275
USA +1000
Ghana +1200

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FIFA World Cup 2014 – What are Belgium’s Odds?

When the draw for the groups in the World Cup 2014 in Brazil was finished a lot of people commented that group H, where Belgium will play, is the most unattractive of all the groups. There are two European teams (Russia and Belgium), one Asian (South Korea) and one African (Algeria) and a lot of experts predict that European teams won’t have any trouble to progress into the next stage. In fact a lot of people expect that Belgium will finish number one in this group and some of them even expect Belgium to be one of those regular positive surprises that regularly happen on tournaments like this.

belgium-world-cup-oddsParticipating in a FIFA World Cup tournament is not something new for the Belgian side. They have been part of eleven World Cup final tournaments so far and their most successful period was between 1982 and 1998 because in this period they didn’t miss one tournament. Belgium had some troubles with their team starting from 2002 and this is their first big tournament after 12 years. A lot of experts say that Belgium National Team can repeat their biggest success from 1986 when they’ve finished fourth.

These predictions are based on few things. First of all their road to getting qualified World Cup was impressive. They have ended first in their qualification group ahead of respective national teams like Croatia, Serbia and Scotland with impressive eight wins, two draws and no loss. They have proven to be calm when it was most needed.

2014-world-cup-betting-oddsAnother thing that makes this team great is of course the players. Belgium national team has some world class players playing in the elite European leagues. Of course their main star is Chelsea’s player Eden Hazard and a lot of things will depend on his performance. However Belgium is not a one-man team and players like Christian Benteke (Aston Villa), Kevin Mirallas(Everton), Marouane Fellaini(Manchester United), Romelu Lukaku(Everton), Vincent Kompany(Manchester City) and few others guarantee good results and good games. As you can see most of the Belgian representatives play in the English Premier League and we can expect a similar style of playing on this World Cup. They play attacking football with usual 4-2-3-1 formation. All the players are physically fit and it seems that this team doesn’t have some major troubles on any position. But besides the physical readiness we must count on the mental preparedness too. Sometimes experience in tournaments like these can mean a lot. As we have mentioned before Belgium didn’t play on the last two World Cup tournaments.

The key role in the mental preparedness is left for the coach. Marc Wilmots has proven to be the perfect choice for this golden generation of Belgian players. He took the position of a national coach in 2012 and managed to create a powerful team. Although there are many stars in this team he manages to keep the team spirit and obviously he is a great motivator.

Keeping all these parameters in mind it is no wonder why most of the football enthusiasts expect Belgium to pass the group stage without any problems. In fact Belgium has a team that can reach the final but World Cup tournaments bring a lot of surprises so we will have to wait and see!

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World Cup – Team USA

Aѕ уоu аll should knоw bу nоw, Tеаm USA hаѕ qualifiеd fоr the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Lеаd bу U.S. hеаd соасh Jurgеn Klinsmann, the nаtiоnаl tеаm has ended up in Grоuр G оf thiѕ уеаr’ѕ cup. This amazing soccer сuр iѕ to bе hosted bу Brazil this year.

world-cup-betting-oddsPеорlе from the еntirе world will be wаtсhing thiѕ wоrldwidе ѕроrting еvеnt. Literally millions оf реорlе will bе gluеd tо thеir tеlеviѕiоnѕ wаtсhing thiѕ event livе or recorded. It will be as popular аѕ thе Olympic gаmеѕ аnd juѕt аѕ many соuntriеѕ hаvе tаkеn part in it. In tоtаl, thеrе аrе 208 FIFA nаtiоnаl teams and оf thеm 204 tооk раrt in thе qualifications fоr this аmаzing ѕоссеr еvеnt.

Since it is vеrу much likе thе ѕоссеr vеrѕiоn оf the Olуmрiс Games, thiѕ wоrldwidе ѕоссеr еvеnt happens only оnсе every fоur уеаrѕ. The ԛuаlifiсаtiоn process for thiѕ аmаzing ѕроrting еvеnt ѕtаrtеd bасk in 2007 and 32 nаtiоnѕ hаvе got thrоugh tо thе finаl tоurnаmеnt.

usa-soccer-fans-betsTeam USA has арреаrеd in the рrеviоuѕ ѕix Wоrld Cuрѕ and will аgаin арреаr in thе current years cup. It hаѕ еndеd uр in Grоuр G. Group G hаѕ 4 ѕtrоng nаtiоnѕ. They are: Gеrmаnу, Portugal, Ghаnа, аnd USA. Thе USA team will hаvе to deal with Gеrmаnу аѕ itѕ mаin thrеаt.

Thе U.S. ореnѕ its tоurnаmеnt on Junе 16 аgаinѕt Ghаnа with kiсkоff аt 6 р.m. ET аt Eѕtаdiо Das Dunаѕ in Nаtаl, lосаtеd оn the nоrthеаѕt coast оf thе соuntrу in the state of Rio Grаndе dо Norte.

Thе USA will thеn fасе Portugal оn Junе 22 аt 3 р.m. ET аt Arena Amаzоniа in Mаnаuѕ, in the ѕtаtе оf Amаzоnаѕ, аnd will finish group play against three-time Wоrld Cuр сhаmрiоn Germany at Arеnа Pеrnаmbuсо in Rесifе, whiсh iѕ thе сарitаl оf thе state of Pernambuco аnd is also lосаtеd оn thе nоrthеаѕt соаѕt of thе соuntrу. Kickoff fоr thаt mаtсh аgаinѕt Germany iѕ Nооn ET

usa_soccer_world_cup_bettingAlthоugh ѕоссеr in Unitеd States dоеѕn’t ѕееm tо bе аll thаt рорulаr. It hаѕ riѕеn in popularity over thе years. In thе Confederation of Nоrth, Cеntrаl American аnd Cаribbеаn Aѕѕосiаtiоn Football otherwise known as CONCACAF it is ranked firѕt. Aѕ a nation, Unitеd States iѕ ѕаid tо bе rаnkеd in the top 20 in thе world rаnkingѕ.

There are ѕоссеr jеrѕеуѕ аvаilаblе tо thе gеnеrаl рubliс. Pеорlе саn ѕuрроrt their nаtiоn of сhоiсе аnd buy thеѕе high quality ѕоссеr jеrѕеуѕ mаdе bу popular mаnufасturеrѕ likе Nike аnd Adidаѕ.

Back in 2002, America reached thе ԛuаrtеrfinаlѕ. Thiѕ wаѕ аn amazing accomplishment. Hореfullу thе Americans саn dо оnе better and rеасh thе semifinals оr еvеn win thе cup itѕеlf. If уоu wаnt tо get bеhind уоur favorite nation thеn I ѕuggеѕt you ѕроrt уоur very оwn ѕоссеr jеrѕеу аnd watch your favorite team рlау.

us-soccer-world-cupThеrе is nоthing stopping аnу tеаm frоm winning. Team USA hаѕ ԛuаlifiеd and so hаvе 31 оthеr nations. Evеrу nation will рut thеir best ѕidе fоrwаrd аnd try thеir bеѕt аt winning thiѕ major ѕоссеr еvеnt.

In conclusion, 32 nations will take оn оnе аnоthеr in whаt will bесоmе аn аmаzing cup event. Stay tunеd to уоur tеlеviѕiоnѕ оr watch the mаjоr sporting еvеnt оnlinе. Brаzil will hаvе millions оf еуеѕ watching thiѕ wоrldwidе sporting еvеnt.

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Spain’s FIFA World Cup Team – Tradition and Power on the Road to Brazil

spain-girl-world-cupFirst recognized as a viable competitor in 1920, Spain’s national football team has a proud and strong history in international play. Starting with their very first Olympic matchup in Belgium that same year, against the number two seeded team, Denmark, Spain’s fledgling national team took the win with a single goal from Spanish football legend Patricio Arabolaza. The wins would keep coming. In 1933, the team recorded their largest scoring gap by taking on Bulgaria and ending with an unprecedented 13-0 victory. Though they have made 14 appearances out of a possible 19 in the World Cup, their first being in 1934, it would not be until 2010 that the team would bring home the victory for their countrymen. This more than anything has the world charged to see how the defending champs hold up.

The Road to Brazil

bet-the-world-cupPlaced in group one at the 2014 FIFA World Cup prelim draws, Spain’s team was faced with a difficult road populated with some heavy hitters for their cup matches. Starting in 2012 following the Euro Championships, the Spanish team faced off against Finland, France, Belarus, and the toughest nut to crack to date, Georgia. In fact, it wasn’t until late in the match when the red fury’s Roberto Soldado scored a goal after the entire opposing team was in 11-man defense mode for the whole match. Georgia would nearly respond with a 90 minute counter kick, but the ball failed to make the net, instead ricocheting from the post in a dramatic breath-taker. Spain took the win, and maintained their international standing as the number two team in the world.

Masters of Tiki-Taka

world-cup-soccer-bettingSpain’s team play, quite unlike other team in the world, has maintained a traditional and arguably philosophical style of play over the decades called Tiki-Taka. No matter the circumstances, the team acts as one unit, performing short, meticulously controlled passes to ‘walk’ the ball toward the back of the opponent’s net. “We have the same idea as each other,” said Xabi Alonso in 2010. “Keep the ball, create movement around and off the ball, get in the spaces to cause danger.” Players are reminded throughout the matches that they are there as one unit, and the game itself is paramount, above even individual superstar players. The team takes to the field as one unit, and banks on this strategy to win together. This style of play helped bring home to Spain the World Cup Championship in 2010, as well as the Euro2012 Championship.  As such, they will be the defending champions in Brazil, and without a doubt, the premier world cup football team to beat.

World Cup Odds

Spain is the 4th favorite to win the World Cup, so Las Vegas thinks they have a really good shot at it. Their current odds are 7/1 which are pretty good for a team of this caliber. Of course they are expected to win their group, just see below…

FIFA World Cup 2014 – Group B Winner

Country Odds
Spain -135
Netherlands +225
Chile +400
Australia +3300

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History of the FIFA World Cup Team in Colombia

Colombia is not only home to several awesome tourist destinations; this country likewise nurtured one of the toughest National Football Teams. The Colombia FIFA World Cup Team currently ranks 6th in the Elo World Rankings and 5th in the FIFA World. Colombia marked many unforgettable moments throughout football history. During the 1962 FIFA World Cup, former midfielder Marcos Coll scored an Olympic goal against the USSR team. It can be recalled that said match started with a 4-0 score with Colombia’s pride hanging in the balance, but it made a spectacular come back finishing the match in a 4-4 draw.

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Since the mid-80s, the Colombia National Football team maintained its stronghold, fighting all the negative stereotypes that were hurled towards the nation’s reputation. This scenario actually made this particular sport extremely popular, and it has also made the Colombia FIFA national team a symbol of passion, pride, and nationalism for many Colombians throughout the world.

The FIFA World Cup Team in Colombia reached its strongest point during the 90s. This was the time when the team was included among the giants in the football world. In 1993, Colombia FIFA team marked an end to the rivalry between Colombia and Argentina when it dominated its opponent in a 5-0 match. The rivalry between the two nations ended and mutual respect ensued. In a 1995 match against the powerful team from England, Colombia’s goalkeeper Rene Higuita rose to glory and was famed for his eccentric scorpion kick.

colomboa-aguila-girlsAnother Colombian FIFA goal player, Oscar Cordoba was known to be the first and only player in history who was able to maintain a clean and perfect sheet during the 2001 Copa America. Faustino Asprilla and Carlos Valderrama were also included in the list of stars that made the Colombian team shine brighter. During this particular era, the FIFA team qualified for the 1998, 1994 and 1990 World Cup, but they only reached the second round during the 1990 playoffs.

Colombia’s football strategies did not seem to hold between the years 2002 to 2010 because the team suffered more than three World Cup cycles. It would seem that the strength that was shown during the 90s ceased. The team failed to qualify for the World Cup during these years. After the demise of Andres Escobar in 1994, Colombia’s golden years in the World Cup started to fade. This has certainly brought a decade of suffering and disappointment on the part of the entire team.

Colombia-world-cup-jerseyIt’s a good thing that this special “strength” began to burn during the FIFA World Cup in 2014. The Colombian team played with vigor, and the new and talented members brought the team to where it rightfully belongs – the top 10. The golden generation has finally emerged, and for the very first time since 2002, Colombia felt proud and mighty after the sudden display of strength and vigor coming from its FIFA team.

Nearly ten years since the previous golden age of Colombian football, the team is back into the top 5. Colombia finally returned and qualified to join the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

If you want to bet on Colombia to win the World Cup, it’s current odds are 22/1. They’re also the favorite to win Group C.

FIFA World Cup 2014 – Group C Winner 

Team Odds
Colombia -150
Ivory Coast +400
Japan +450
Greece +900
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Argentina’s FIFA squad

Argentina-world-cup-betsManaged by the Argentine Football Association, the national football team of Argentina is coached by Alejandro Sabella. The team is also known as the Albicelestes, and has previously appeared in four World Cup finals before, making them one of the most successful teams in the football fraternity. The team’s home stadium is Estadio Antonio Vespucio Liberti and currently ranks at number three in the FIFA rankings.

With an impressive record in previous FIFA World Cup tournaments, Argentina is definitely bound to be one of the favourites for the winner’s spot in the FIFA 2014 in Brazil. The location of the tournament works out to their advantage too, as it’s almost as if it’s a home tournament for them. More importantly, the team is full of fresh as well as seasoned talent which gives it a good advantage in

The qualifications
argentina-players-2014The Argentine team has worked hard to qualify for FIFA 2014. During their qualification journey campaign, the team scored a 4-1 win against Chile, post which they drew against Venezuela for a 1-1 on the scoreboard. Following numerous doubts about their performance, the team got back on to their feet for a 2-1 win against Colombia, which marked the beginning of a 14 match unbeaten track record through the rest of the qualification matches. They finished as the highest point winners on the South American points table, which gave fans all around the world a lot to celebrate about, as well as to look forward to.

Previous stints in FIFA
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Their impressive track record in the previous FIFA tournaments cannot be spoken about enough. As one of the most consistent players, the national team of Argentina have contested four World Cup finals in all. The first one was way back in 1930, during the inaugural tournament at Uruguay, where the team lost 4-2 to their hosts.

The Argentine team has won two FIFA World Cup tournaments, one at home in 1978 and one in Mexico in the year 1986, courtesy impressive performances from veteran players like Kempes and Maradona, who have gone on to inspire hoards of other players to take up the mantle. Their latest World Cup final was in 1990 at Italy, where their victory was countered by the Andreas Brehme penalty. Following this, the team hasn’t made it to any other tournament finals.

Messi
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Leading the Argentine team this world cup tournament is Lionel Messi, four-time winner of the Ballon d’Ors, undisputedly holding the position of Argentina’s most crucial asset.  Looking to win his country the same honour that he’s afforded Barcelona previously, a fit Messi is instrumental to the Argentine team’s victory. Therefore, a fit Messi is what the team and its fans pray for. If his string of injury woes, which have kept him sidelined for a while, get the better of him, Argentina’s performance will take a serious blow. However, a healthy Messi flanked by Aguero and Higuan amongst others, will formulate a balanced team that gives opponents a run for their money.

The Odds
The odds on Argentina are 9/2. The only team with lower odds are the host country Brazil. They’re the clear favorite to win group F, and why wouldn’t you bet on this? It’s looks like free money. I can’t see them losing to anyone in the group. Bosnia is their toughest competition, and they aren’t much of the treat to one of the strongest teams in the world. Nigeria shouldn’t be much of a challenge either. Argentina’s 2nd string should be able to beat Iran.

FIFA World Cup 2014 – Group F Winner 

Team Odds
Argentina -400
Bosnia-Herzegovina +600
Nigeria +800
Iran +3300

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Russian Squad’s Pedigree Proven in Qualifying

Russia’s FIFA World Cup team came through the qualifying rounds as winners in Group F, beating out perennial underachievers Portugal. The Russian’s did very well under the authoritative rule of Coach Fabio Capello, letting in just 5 goals in the qualifying campaign.This is a coach with much to prove after a stint as England manager that ended in disappointment in the 2010 World Cup.

russian-fans-world-cupCapello’s approach is perhaps better suited to his new squad, full of players that are talented, but lesser known on the world’s footballing stage. Aside from 22 year-old Denis Cheryshev who plays in Spain at Seville, on loan from Real Madrid, the entire team plays their football in Russia. The Russian Premier League is a very competitive league, with several powerhouse clubs that do well in European football, but as a domestic league there is far less interest than there is in the English, Spanish and German leagues.

Capello’s relationship with some of the more elite English players was famously turbulent, the Italian viewing many of that squad as prima donnas.It is this sense of remaining under the radar, coupled with Capello’s proven talent as a manager, at least at club level, that has caused some to view the Russian’s as one of the possible surprises yet to emerge from the tournament this summer.

russia-world-cup-oddsOn paper they look set to make it out of the preliminary round having been placed in one of the “easier” groups, if such a thing exists. Group H consists of seeded team Belgium, Algeria and South Korea. Most odds have Russia placing second behind Belgium, and making it into the anything goes round of 16.On the field, the Russian’s are led by Igor Denisov, a talented and gritty midfielder who has played for the big clubs in Russia, Zenit St. Petersburg, Anzhi Makhachkala and Dynamo Moscow. Denisov impressed as a member of the of the 2012 Euro Cup team, and is the personification of Capello’s philosophy. Denisov is a determined personality that expects only the best from himself, and team mates. He was appointed Captain after Andrei Arshavin was stripped of the title following the exit of the Russians from the Euro tournament. Arshavin may feature yet for the Russians in the World Cup, having dazzled at 2010 tournament, but the captaincy will most likely remain with Denisov.

Upfront, Russia’s firepower comes in the form of Aleksander Kerzhakov, who recently broke the Russian domestic goal record with 208 career goals. Kerzhakov is in the type of goalscoring form every manager wants when entering a tournament. At 31 years of age, he brings maturity to his game, which can translate to composure in front of goal.Capello has led teams in the past that have seemed dragged down by the weight of great hyp. Perhaps this squad, unfettered by inflated egos and expectations can deliver for the Italian on the world stage.

russian-armyRussia’s World Cup odds currently sit at 66-1, and considering everything going on with the Ukraine right now, I wouldn’t be surprised to see their odds increase. If a full brown war broke out between these to two countries, I doubt their fans would be that focused on the World Cup, and with less bets coming in, their odds would be sure to rise. So I guess if you like this team to win it all, I would suggest waiting to bet for now away.

And although I doubt it would happen, it looks like the Ukraine has asked FIFA to expel Russia from the World Cup. FIFA tends to avoid politics at all costs, so I wouldn’t bet on this happening… but in the world of soccer, you never know.

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Mexico’s FIFA World Cup Team

I don’t know about you but when I think of Futbol (Soccer in the U.S.) I think of Mexico and what is possibly one of the most dedicated, diehard teams that the world has ever seen.

mexico-world-cup-betsWe all know that the franchise has seen some dark times, especially in its early years when Mexico was disqualified from FIFA 1990 World Cup for using players beyond that of the age limit allowed by FIFA. Mexico of course bounced back after some controversy and was able to return to the World Cup on several occasions since then.

One of those occasions was in the year of 1993 when Mexico Faced Argentina, and although the Latino country didn’t win the tournament they were still able to take second against the top dogs in the Copa America.

world-cup-soccer-betsMuch of this success can be attributed to the hiring of coach Cesar Louis Menotti, who due to his vast experience and dedication was able to help Mexicos FIFA team find much international success and become top contenders for several World Cups to come.
Mexicos FIFA World Cup Team in the 21st Century

After facing an extremely difficult qualifying campaign for the World Cup in 2002, Mexico finally was able to reach the finals and found themselves placed in group G with other Powerful Franchises such as Italy, Croatia, and Ecuador. During this tournament Mexico started with a 1-0 win over Croatia. During the following match Mexico Took Ecuador in a 2-1 win. And in the second round Mexico played their continental rivals the United States but unfortunately losing 2-0 in a somewhat controversial game where the Mexican Captain was kicked off the field for a vicious foul against another United States Player.

mexico-world-cup-girlsMexico became one of eight seeded teams in the first round at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. This was only the second time that a team was seeded who was a not a hosting CONCACAF nation. Mexico was place in D Group and took the first win against Iran 3-1. The second round ended in a 0-0 draw and against Angola and the Mexican FIFA World Cup Soccer Team ended up in round 16 alongside Portugal despite taking a loss against them of 2-1.

All in all the Mexican Franchise has seen its ups and downs in the ways of success. But the Mexico FIFA World Cup team has proven again and again that it is a top contender to the Cup and can and will hold its own as a International Sports team.

Mexico is currently 100/1 to win the World Cup. They have long odds, so if you like them, I would bet on them before the tournament starts. Once they start winning, their odds will only drop.

At these odds if you bet $100 on Mexico, and they win, you’ll win $10,000. Not too shabby. Good Luck!

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Because Luck is a Skill in Itself

Most would say that luck in itself is a skill, and this is in effect from the very beginning. In every international tournament, the very first thing that sport managers do is draw lots in order to determine which group you are going to be under. If unlucky, you will be grouped among very strong opponents. Such is the case for the Netherland’s representative for the FIFA World Cup which is going to be held in four month’s time at Brazil.

world-cup-bets-hollandAccording to certain reports, Netherlands was able to draw itself into a group that includes Spain, Chile, and Australia. These three countries re-surface some deep and painful memories for Netherlands. In their hands, the powerful Netherland representative has suffered losses that extend for years. However, among the three, Spain may be the one that caused so much pain for Netherlands.

In the last FIFA World Cup, which was four years ago, it was Netherlands and Spain which fought in the finals and it was the latter that took the championship home. It is truly painful if this happened to anyone – to be so close yet fall short. In fact, this kind of situation is more painful than any situation. In addition, the country of Spain is at the top of the football world in terms of ranking. That itself is proof of their strength.

Netherlands-FIFA-World-Cup-oddsOn the other hand, the coach of Netherland is still positive. In spite of Spain being the defending champions of this most prestigious football tournament, Louis Van Gaal mentioned the country’s only triumph over the champions that happened during his first tenure as Netherland’s coach.

“If we beat them before, what could be stopping us from beating them again,” says Louis Van Gaal.

Australia on the other hand might pose a bigger problem. In all the moments that they have faced this country’s national team, Netherlands has never beaten them, even once. Such a deep history is one that should be forgotten, but being beaten time and time again does not help. It leaves scars, in spite being so minimal. It still causes an attack on the country’s psyche.

fifa-world-cup-betsOf course, this does not mean that Netherlands should be discouraged. Instead, they learn from their mistakes in the past and take measures that may improve their chances of winning.

Netherlands never had any deep or strong history with Chile, but based on what they saw in games that involved the country, Chile is a formidable opponent as well. In one of their games, they were able to beat the opposing country with a score of 3-0. In football, this kind of score is enough to prove that your team is definitely strong and one to be looked out for.

As you can see, Netherlands may have the worst luck overall, but the other three countries under the same group may also be thinking of the same problems. So, at this moment, it is best to look at it in a positive light. All four are in equal footing since all four are strong in their own right.

FIFA World Cup 2014 – Group B Winner 

Team Odds
Spain -138
Holland +225
Chile +450
Australia +3300
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