|The wait is very nearly over. In less than two days time the biggest sporting event in the world kicks off in Germany when teams representing 32 nations vie for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. |
The month-long tournament will be watched around the globe by billions of viewers, and it is set to become the most bet upon sporting event of all time. With fans and bettors anxiously awaiting the start of the 2006 FIFA World Cup PinnacleSports.com today released individual odds on all 32 teams winning football’s biggest prize.
PinnacleSports.com currently lists reigning World champions Brazil, featuring two-time World Player of the Year Ronaldinho, as overwhelming 5/2 favourites to win for an unprecedented sixth time. Sven-Goran Eriksson's England are second favourites at 15/2 with hosts Germany at 8/1 to become the sixth country to win the month-long tournament on home soil. Other odds are as follows:
Argentina (8/1); Italy (19/2); France and The Netherlands (14/1); Spain (16/1); Portugal (23/1); the Czech Republic (31/1); Mexico (37/1); Sweden (38/1) and the United States at (40/1).
If you are interested in an outside bet, PinnacleSports.com are offering odds of 384/1 for tournament outsiders Iran, Saudi Arabia, Costa Rica, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, and an even taller 402/1 for lowly Angola.