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World Cup Betting

[ 05.01.17 ]

World Cup Betting

FIFA World Cup is the most popular and prestigious men football tournament all over the planet. It is held every four years in June and gamblers from different countries have a possibility to bet on World Cup matches. By the way World Cup betting can be online as well as offline.

Tournament has been holding since 1930 with interruption in 1942 and 1946 because of the WW II. Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) organized first tournament in Uruguay and the last one took place in 2014 in Brazil. In coming years two more tournament is scheduled in 2018 in Russia and in 2022 in Qatar.

Tournament betting usually starts when qualification phase begins. It lasts for three years and teams from more than 200 nations compete with each other to gain paths to the final tournament which is held usually in one country. This host nation which gets automatically qualification and others 31 teams are the object of World Cup bets.

Qualification outrights

During qualification the most interesting matches for betting are played in the UEFA zone. As a rule bookmakers post betting odds for the World Cup groups on Outright markets. That means gamblers have a possibility to choose group winners before qualification phase will end. To do this correctly online World Cup betting tips should be known such as FIFA national team ranking.

World Cup Betting

Moreover World Cup online betting is widely practiced by gamblers. Usually it happens when obvious overdog national team meet with underdog. For example, Germany versus San Marino. In this case online betting is the proper choice because you don’t know beforehand what tactics and what line-up overdog national team coach will choose.

As to the final tournament bookmakers propose to bet World Cup winner on Outright markets. A large number of potential favourites are chosen beforehand and betting odds World Cup are post on and changed during qualification process.

Right now in the final tournament 32 teams take part. But FIFA shows intention to extend to 40 national associations, increasing the number of participants by eight with allocation additional berth between all confederations. Moreover, in October 2016 organization president Gianni Infantino stated his support for a 48-team Mundial in 2026.

Who is the winner?

Betting on the World Cup sometimes may be unpredictable because national teams for exotic countries like Jamaica or Angola can qualify to the final tournament. So bet on World Cup when you are completely sure in your choice. Not very frequently but betting World Cup is very profitable matter.

World Cup Betting

When you choose proper World Cup bet you should remember that only eight different squads won 20 awards. Brazil who is the only team played in every tournament have won five times. It is followed by Germany and Italy with four titles each. The next is Argentina and Uruguay which won two titles each. And in the end England, France and Spain has one trophy each.

Just before bet on the World Cup imagine that it’s audience exceeds even the Olympic Games. For example, aggregate audience of all matches of the final tournament in 2006 was more than 26 billion, 715 million watched the final match and of course millions bet matches.

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