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World Cup Betting - England vs. USA by anne cano

With the World Cup getting underway June 11th, the first big matchup comes a day later courtesy of the Group C battle USA vs England. Although this may seem like quite the rivalry, history and the English, of course, may have a different opinion. What is your opinion? The place to bet on World Cup football is www.sportsbook.com where everybody bets.

The last time these two countries played in the World Cup was 1950, in a group match won by the United States 1-0. That's right. The Americans won. The British lost. And it was best summed up by American defender Harry Keough when he said, "Boy, I feel sorry for those bastards. How are they ever going to live down the fact that we beat them?" The U.S. then went on to miss the World Cup the next 40 years. England won the World Cup in 1966.

England's squad for 2010 is loaded, as always, with far superior players then that of the American squad. Forward Wayne Rooney (club: Manchester United), Midfielders Frank Lampard (Chelsea) and Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), and Defender John Terry (Chelsea) are undoubtedly the best players on the pitch for England. Their experience playing in previous World Cups and also playing for top club teams in the English Premier League (EPL) give them such a massive advantage over the Americans.

The Yanks will have a roster that will try and match the talent of the English. Forward Landon Donovan is coming off a stint where he played for EPL team Everton, and did a valiant job holding his own in a league many consider the top flight of the world. Another forward, Jozy Altidore (Hull City), and midfielder Clint Dempsey (Fulham), both play in the EPL and hope to use that experience against English opposition to help better the American's chances. The strong point for this team is their Goalkeeping, with Tim Howard (Everton) used to facing England's best players weekly.

Where this game gets interesting is in the injury department. The U.S. has two valuable starters who are coming off of injury. Defender Oguchi Onyewu (AC Milan) and forward Charlie Davies (French club Sochaux) haven't played for their respective clubs in months. Both players, though, are expected to return for the Cup. What impact they both will have greatly determines the success of the Yanks. England's best wing defender, Ashley Cole (Chelsea), is coming off his own injury that has caused him to miss the final three and a half months of league play. He too has said he will be ready for the Cup, but his effectiveness in slowing down quick strikers may be hindered. This is something all World Cup betting will keep a keen eye on.

To think that the Americans are outmatched in a game like this on such a grand stage would be to discount how far U.S. soccer has come from their rare win in that 1950's World Cup. They took huge strides from a quarterfinals appearance in 1994 to even last year's miraculous run in the Confederations Cup, where they beat Spain 2-0 and took Brazil to the limits before losing 3-2 in the finals. Both of those countries are 1 and 2, respectively in the world. A FIFA world ranking of 16 for the Yanks insists that they should get out of group play, but what happens beyond that, well, depends on how much heart the Americans can muster, and a little luck, World Cup bettors are gong to be watching this one closely.

But for England and America, after all is said and done, kicking off this grand expose in fine fashion as one of the first games many will see should bring an extra bounce to their steps, extra strength to their kicks, and eventually a goal to each team as a draw seems likely for these two countries.

The world cup is fast approaching. Who do you side with? Who do you think will win?Do your world cup betting at sportsbook.com the largest sports betting site around. You'll win more here and experience the best.

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FIFA world cup 2010 Quarter Finals by Rita Jain

FIFA world cup 2010 Quarter Finals

FIFA world cup 2010 has finally entered the quarter final stage. After a 20 days long soccer bonanza of 32 qualified teams, top eight will compete against each other to win football world cup in South Africa. The nineteenth edition of FIFA world cup has unfolded numerous positive aspects of worlds most popular game †football. Qualification of sides like Paraguay & Netherlands in quarter finals has proved immense success of FIFA's worldwide football promotion campaign. Challenging the mights of champions like Brazil, France, Italy and others, these latest sensations of soccer have ignited the fire to compete. They have scored best goals, made exceptional saves and given some unexpected match results making FIFA world cup 2010 †a highlight show.

The eight teams which have qualified for the quarter final stage are Argentina, Spain, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Netherlands, Germany and Ghana. All these teams have reached here after a flamboyant display of their football talent. The main highlight of football world cup quarter finals this time is the missing team of defending champions Italy. They were knocked out from FIFA world cup 2010 in their groups stage itself. Spain & Brazil are being considered as the expected winners of FIFA world cup 2010 but Argentina & Germany seem to be giving their best shot at world title this time. Paraguay, Uruguay and Netherlands finished at the top in their groups after FIFA world cup 2010 schedule of group stage. Later these teams went on to win round of 16 stage also and entered quarter finals. The most surprising feature of FIFA world cup 2010 quarter finals is the presence of Ghana. This African team has come a long way to be at this level. Striker and captain Asamoah Gyan is amongst the top scorers of FIFA world cup 2010.

The quarter finals will kick off from July 2, 2010 with Brazil v/s Netherlands match in FIFA world cup 2010 at 07.30 P.M (IST). Second will be Uruguay v/s Ghana at 11.50 P.M on same day. July 3 will have other two quarter finals with Argentina v/s Germany match at football world cup. This is the most awaited game of soccer world cup. It will be followed by Spain v/s Paraguay quarter final at 11.50 P.M 9IST) on same day. Watch out for the quarter finals of FIFA world cup with live updates on the match and highlight moments. Watch FIFA world cup 2010 online with exclusive videos on best goals, controversies and live matches on various online sites. Keep yourself updated with FIFA world cup 2010 latest results to know about semi finals to enjoy this soccer extravaganza.
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Soccer 102 by FR Penn

Welcome to Soccer 102. In Soccer 101, we learned a bit of history surrounding soccer, the rules of the game and some important things about the upcoming 2006 FIFA World Cup. This time around we'll focus on a little more of the history involving the epic tournament and we'll get a how to" lesson on wagering on soccer, on teams, on pool (group) formations, on predictions and on odds. The World Cup is the largest sporting event on the planet. More people in the USA are getting up to speed on the World Cup. One of the reasons for this could be that many Americans haven't been educated about this thrilling and time-tested sport.

By the twelfth century, the game of soccer had become an extremely violent sport resembling a sort of riot. The free-for-all version was subsequently banned by the governing royalty of the age. Despite the illegal status, soccer in this form continued to grow in popularity. The current, formal rules of today's game have evolved throughout the years, and they continue to be tweaked annually by the Fdration Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).

Formed in 1904, the FIFA originated from seven separate European soccer associations. Destined to be the world's governing soccer body, the annual FIFA Congress originally focused on international competition and a possible international tournament. However, with the start of World War I, all plans for an immense tournament were put on hold until 1930 when the first FIFA sponsored global tournament was held in Uruguay. The host nation won the contest by defeating Argentina in the finals. However, global travel was extremely time-consuming and slow at that time and many European nations declined to play due to the thirty-day float across the big pond.

Up until this point, the Olympic Games represented the highest level of competition in soccer, even though at that time Olympic participation was restricted to amateur athletes. The World Cup offered a new professional level of international competition. It immediately became popular in many countries; however it took some time for the European soccer faction to get completely on board.

The second World Cup was held in Italy, and the location of the event went a long way to bolstering European support. Benito Mussollini was at the helm of the Italian government, and his fascist regime used the tournament to gain popularity for their agenda. Once again the host nation was the champion in 1934.

Many European soccer enthusiasts had succumbed to the governing FIFA, although there were still some strong holdouts. The British Isles - England, Scotland and Wales - still refused to participate partly due to political differences with Italy and partly due to just plain stubbornness. In 1938 for the third world Cup, 36 nations entered the competition, and for the first time preliminary games were played to reduce the field to 16 teams. The British Isles were still a no-show, despite the fact that the tournament was held in France, where diplomatic relations with Great Britain laid in a somewhat benign stasis. Italy repeated as World Champions.

The twelve years that followed saw the world in a horrendous World War and consequently, the World Cup was put on hold. When it resumed, the FIFA World Cup was undisputedly the highest level of international tournament competition in soccer.

Since 1958, the tournament locations have alternated between Europe and the Americas. That is, until 2002, when Korea and Japan were selected to co-host the event. In 2006, the event is being held in Germany. Even though the tournament is in Europe, the odds-on-favorite is Brazil at ~3/1.

If you are thinking of laying down a bet or two on the World Cup, there are some things you might want to consider. First of all, consider that the make-up of the pools or groups is extremely relevant.

Group A; Germany, Costa Rica, Poland and Ecuador.
Group B; England, Paraguay, Trinidad-Tobago and Sweden.
Group C; Argentina, Ivory Coast, Serbia-Montenegro and the Netherlands.
Group D; Mexico, Iran, Angola and Portugal.
Group E; Italy, Ghana, United States and the Czech Republic.
Group F; Brazil, Croatia, Australia and Japan.
Group G; France, Switzerland, South Korea and Togo.
Group H; Spain, Ukraine, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia.

Typical wagers on soccer usually involve picking the winner. Remember that the odds are set for a reason. The experts have supreme confidence in their ability to loosely predict the outcomes. Currently, the favorites in the FIFA World Cup are Brazil (odds to win it all ~ 3/1), Germany (~ 7/1), England, Italy and Argentina (~ 8/1), France (~12/1), and Spain and Holland (Netherlands) (~ 14/1). Odds change frequently and vary depending on the sportsbook you use.

If you want to get some high odds on possible history making and non-traditional winners, bet on Trinidad-Tobago (~1000/1) or Saudi Arabia (~750/1). Iran, Costa Rica and Togo are also long-shots at about 500/1. If you feel uneasy about wagering on underdogs, you may want to stay with the teams near the middle of the field - Portugal, Sweden, Mexico, Ukraine and the USA. There are countless other ways to lay bets on this titanic tournament. Wagering on a team to place or show, group winner, group qualifying, head-to-head match, final pair, and most goals are just a few of the opportunities for bettors.

Wagering is a mix of luck, art and statistics. There are a number of ways to parlay", or combine your bets, within one sport or through a combination of various sports. These types of bets are a great way to increase your possible payoff, but they are often difficult to hit because of the way the combinations are often presented. If you know what you are doing, or you just have a gut feeling about two or more match-ups, parlaying your wagers into one can offer a bigger payday than just a straight bet.

In World Cup wagering, you can also get campaign wagering on particular nations. The Australian and the England campaign are two of the most popular. A bettor predicts at what phase of the tournament either of these clubs will exit, or even if they will go on to win it all. Wagering within the groups is another popular form of betting in the early rounds. Any big upsets at this stage can produce an adequate return on your investment and these are generally much easier to predict than which teams will win, place or show in the tournament.

I like Germany to win it all. They are playing as the host country and the home team has won six of 17 tournaments. Plus, they are loaded with talent, making them an authentic threat to beat any team on any given day. I also like England's chances. They are in the same group as Sweden, which has traditionally been a problem for them, but I know the English want to put an end to that long losing streak. Thirty-seven years is a long time to go without a win against a team like Sweden. The English appear to be on a mission to put this controversy to rest. Brazil probably has the best and most talented team in the entire field. Just like any other tournament, it isn't necessarily the best team that will emerge victorious; it is the team that builds the most momentum through confidence and emotion to perform at their peak potential.

The 2006 FIFA World Cup is an event unlike any other. With all its adversity, triumph and tragedy, it is the defining international event for the soccer world. It is on a scale like no other; pitting nation against nation and culture versus culture as the pride of an entire continent hangs in the balance. From the 9th of June to the 9th of July 2006, this epic contest will be fought on German soil and just about the entire world will be watching.

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