World Cup 2014: Latest Odds, Schedule Info and More for FIFA Tournament

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World Cup 2014: Latest Odds, Schedule Info and More for FIFA Tournament
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The carnival of world football is about to kick-off in Brazil as the World Cup comes to South America for the first time since 1978.

The hosts, and the bordering rivals Argentina, are the clear favourites to make the competition a continental home victory.

Here we take at the latest full odds of who will win the World Cup, as well as providing you scheduling information for your organisational needs. 

 

Full Odds To Win The World Cup

Odds To Win The 2014 World Cup
Team Odds
Brazil 3/1
Argentina 9/2
Germany 13/2
Spain 13/2
Belgium 22/1
France 25/1
Italy 28/1
England 28/1
Portugal 29/1
Uruguay 33/1
Netherlands 39/1
Colombia 45/1
Chile 51/1
Russia 100/1
Switzerland 150/1
Ivory Coast 150/1
Japan 180/1
Bosnia-Herzegovina 208/1
Croatia 246/1
Mexico 256/1
Ecuador 303/1
Ghana 322/1
Nigeria 360/1
United States 370/1
Greece 408/1
South Korea 626/1
Cameroon 1000/1
Algeria 2500/1
Australia 2500/1
Iran 3000/1
Costa Rica 4000/1
Honduras 4000/1

Oddschecker.com

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It is clear to see which four nations the bookies think have a real chance of winning the 2014 World Cup: Brazil, Argentina, Germany and holders Spain.

And Selecao coach Luiz Felipe Scolari was bullish in his words recently, per ITV.com, saying his side will definitely be crowned as world champions, justifying their rank as tournament favourites.

He said:

There is no pressure on Brazil. Brazil are not under pressure to be the world champions. Brazil will be the champions. I wouldn't have accepted the Brazil job if I didn't think we could win the World Cup. I wouldn't be leading the team I'd be sitting at home. I took this job because I'm 100 per cent convinced that I will win the World Cup with Brazil.

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There is a huge drop in the odds once you look past the four betting powerhouses, with Belgium the surprise at 22/1 as fifth favourite.

Led by Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany, Belgium are packed with a host of new stars of European football. With the likes of Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku and Adnan Januzaj in their ranks, the Belgians might be the best chance of an outside bet to win the competition.

Colombia and Chile represent a great opportunity for punters at 40/1 and 50/1 respectively.

Both nations cannot be discounted on South American soil and will have no problems playing their best football in the Brazilian heat.

This is something the European sides will not be able to boast.

 

Full Group Schedules

Group A Fixtures
Date Match Time Venue
June 12 Brazil vs. Croatia 9 p.m. BST/4 p.m. ET Sao Paulo
June 13 Mexico vs. Cameroon 5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ET Natal
June 17 Brazil vs. Mexico 8 p.m. BST/3 p.m. ET Fortaleza
June 18 Cameroon vs. Croatia 8 p.m. BST/3 p.m. ET Manaus
June 23 Cameroon vs. Brazil 9 p.m. BST/4 p.m. ET Brasilia
June 23 Croatia vs. Mexico 9 p.m. BST/4 p.m. ET Recife

FIFA.com

Group B Fixtures
Date Match Time Venue
June 13 Spain vs. Netherlands 8 p.m. BST/3 p.m. ET Salvador
June 13 Chile vs. Australia 11 p.m. BST/6 p.m. ET Cuiaba
June 18 Spain vs. Chile 11 p.m. BST/6 p.m. ET Rio de Janeiro
June 18 Australia vs. Netherlands 5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ET Porto Alegre
June 23 Australia vs. Spain 5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ET Curitiba
June 23 Netherlands vs. Chile 5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ET Sao Paulo

FIFA.com

Group C Fixtures
Date Match Time Venue
June 14 Colombia vs. Greece 5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ET Belo Horizonte
June 14 Ivory Coast vs. Japan 11 p.m. BST/6 p.m. ET Recife
June 19 Colombia vs. Ivory Coast 5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ET Brasilia
June 19 Japan vs. Greece 11 p.m. BST/6 p.m. ET Natal
June 24 Japan vs. Colombia 9 p.m. BST/4 p.m. ET Cuiaba
June 24 Greece vs. Ivory Coast 9 p.m. BST/4 p.m. ET Fortaleza

FIFA.com

Group D Fixtures
Date Match Time Venue
June 14 Uruguay vs. Costa Rica 8 p.m. BST/3 p.m. ET Fortaleza
June 14 England vs. Italy 11 p.m. BST/6 p.m. ET Manaus
June 19 Uruguay vs. England 8 p.m. BST/3 p.m. ET Sao Paulo
June 20 Italy vs. Costa Rica 5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ET Recife
June 24 Italy vs. Uruguay 5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ET Natal
June 24 Costa Rica vs. England 5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ET Belo Horizonte

FIFA.com

Group E Fixtures
Date Match Time Venue
June 15 Switzerland vs. Ecuador 5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ET Brasilia
June 15 France vs. Honduras 8 p.m. BST/3 p.m. ET Porto Alegre
June 20 Switzerland vs. France 8 p.m. BST/3 p.m. ET Salvador
June 20 Honduras vs. Ecuador 11 p.m. BST/6 p.m. ET Curitiba
June 25 Honduras vs. Switzerland 9 p.m. BST/4 p.m. ET Manaus
June 25 Ecuador vs. France 9 p.m. BST/4 p.m. ET Rio de Janeiro

FIFA.com

Group F Fixtures
Date Match Time Venue
June 15 Argentina vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina 11 p.m. BST/6 p.m. ET Rio de Janeiro
June 16 Iran vs. Nigeria 8 p.m. BST/3 p.m. ET Curitiba
June 21 Argentina vs. Iran 5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ET Belo Horizonte
June 21 Nigeria vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina 11 p.m. BST/6 p.m. ET Cuiaba
June 25 Nigeria vs. Argentina 5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ET Porto Alegre
June 25 Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. Iran 5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ET Salvador

FIFA.com

Group G Fixtures
Date Match Time Venue
June 16 Germany vs. Portugal 5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ET Salvador
June 16 Ghana vs. United States 11 p.m. BST/6 p.m. ET Natal
June 21 Germany vs. Ghana 8 p.m. BST/3 p.m. ET Fortaleza
June 22 United States vs. Portugal 8 p.m. BST/3 p.m. ET Manaus
June 26 United States vs. Germany 5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ET Recife
June 26 Portugal vs. Ghana 5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ET Brasilia

FIFA.com

Group H Fixtures
Date Match Time Venue
June 17 Belgium vs. Algeria 5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ET Belo Horizonte
June 17 Russia vs. South Korea 11 p.m. BST/6 p.m. ET Cuiaba
June 22 Belgium vs. Russia 11 p.m. BST/6 p.m. ET Rio de Janeiro
June 22 South Korea vs. Algeria 5 p.m. BST/12 p.m. ET Porto Alegre
June 26 South Korea vs. Belgium 9 p.m. BST/4 p.m. ET Sao Paulo
June 26 Algeria vs. Russia 9 p.m. BST/4 p.m. ET Curitiba

FIFA.com

 

Opening Match

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The competition kicks off on June 12 as Brazil face a dangerous Croatian side.

It is a tricky first test for Neymar and company and despite being overwhelming favourites for the match, a surprise could happen.

Scolari's boys are as short as 1/3 to win the game, per Oddschecker, but those numbers are drifting slightly.

You can get Croatia to win the game at as long as 11/1 and for a one-off football match those are very tempting odds.

However, the draw is 4/1 and this perhaps represents the best value for a less risky bet for fans.

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As you would expect, Neymar is plugged in as first goalscorer for the match at 3/1 with Fred at 4/1.

You can also pick up numbers of 14/1 on no goals being scored which seems appealing as a double with the odds for a draw.

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However, Brazil will be switched on for this encounter and should see their European opposition off in some style. An early goal could open the flood gates and see the golden shirts of the hosts pull off an emphatic victory.

Brazil do have the class to go on and win this tournament but the threat of Argentina is clear and present. Lionel Messi is ready to perform on the biggest stage of all and what could be more of a motivation than to win a World Cup on Argentina's most bitter rival's home soil.

 

All odds via Oddschecker.com

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