After 820 grueling matches on the football pitch, 2,350 hard-earned goals scored, 399 exhilarating home wins, 236 thrilling away wins, 185 bloodthirsty draws, 101 red cards, 2,916 yellow cards and 5,705 zealous players, the top 32 teams qualified to compete in World Cup Soccer!
If ever there was a place to throw a party, it’s lively, free-spirited Brazil. Add in a world class sporting event such as the World Cup Soccer and you have a celebration that becomes legendary! Heroes will emerge starting in the first match of the 2014 World Cup, when hosting nation Brazil battles against Croatia in São Paulo, Brazil on June 12th.
How Do The World Cup Soccer Games Work?
The way the World Cup Soccer games work is that the host nation gets an automatic bid to the games and then 31 teams have to qualify through many intense rounds of tournaments. Those winning teams are then divided into 8 different groups, with 4 teams in each group.
|GROUP A||GROUP B||GROUP C||GROUP D|
|GROUP E||GROUP F||GROUP G||GROUP H|
|Ecuador||Bosnia & Herzegovina||Portugal||Algeria|
All teams must play each other within their assigned group and the top 2 teams from the group move on to the Round of 16. Luckily, the USA will battle Ghana and then Portugal before taking on the odds favorite Germany! If Team USA is in the top 2, they will play one of the top two teams from Group H.
The winning 8 teams play in the Quarter Finals and those winning 4 teams play in the Semi-Finals. The 2 losing teams play for 3rd place and the 2 winning teams play for the coveted World Cup Soccer trophy!
What Are The Odds Of Winning World Cup Soccer
Since Brazil is the only team to have played in every World Cup Soccer tournament and is the most winning soccer team with an unrivaled 5 wins, they have the upper hand on their competition this year and have risen to the top with the most favorable odds.
With over 200 teams vying to be champions, it is surprising that only 8 teams have won the previous 19 World Cup Soccer Tournaments!
- Brazil – 5
- Italy – 4
- West Germany – 3
- Argentina – 2
- Uruguay – 2
- England – 1
- France – 1
- Spain – 1
With Team USA’s odds of winning the 2014 World Cup Soccer games set at 250 to 1, our boys are going to need some patriotic spirit and a lot of luck against some really aggressive teams from around the world! Their first match is on June 16th, so tune in and show your fan support! If you like to bet on these events, the teams with the best odds are: Brazil (11:4), Argentina (9:2), Germany (11:2) and Spain (6:1).
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