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Betting on 2010 soccer world cup by Pedro Walker

Another spectacular soccer world cup is to be held in June-July 2010; South Africa will proudly host the event. There are 32 teams competing in the match which will be played in nine lavish cities in their ten grand stadiums. The cities included are Cape Town, Johannessburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Nelspruit, Polokwane, Pretoria and Bloemfontein. South Africa is known to have several visitors each year and with the happening of this sizzling event it is placarded as one of the biggest sporting event of the time.

Well, the sport also brings with it a huge array of excitement and adventure; the football enthusiasts have keen interest on placing bets. There are 32 qualifier teams for the match, the host South Africa has an automatic entry, another five nations who will perform in the tournament are North and South Korea, Holland, Australia and Japan. While the remaining teams are still to be decided, the qualifiers match will end up in November 2010. Along with the host team the group â€A’ for the world cup includes Germany against Costa Rica, Ecuador and Poland. As Germany was not upto the standard of the previous winning team’s, bookies consider them second favorite after Brazil.

According to the present scenario it seems Brazil would be the favorite to win the 2010 world cup. For placing smart bets this soccer season the foremost thing is to identify the good players and their positions. The previous strategies and techniques can help you win the bets.

England has also shown an overwhelming performance, the players are likely to show an apprising performance. England has just defeated Croatia in their own back yard, by four goals to one. The performance was quite good, players like Gareth Barry and Frank Lampard gave awesome performance. However, Croatia is the fifth best team in the world; they lose 4-1 to England. Along with promising players Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard, Theo Walcott and Ashley Young the team seems to be victorious.

Well the golden rule to place the bets is to take a deep glance on the performance and history of each qualifying team. However, it is recommended that bet the amount that is within your reach; do not place money that you cannot afford to lose. With â€world-cup-betting.me.uk’ you can have best assistance to place Football World Cup Betting. They have been known to provide valuable betting and general world cup related information. So, you can have a complete informative guidance for World Cup 2010 in South Africa.

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World Cup 2006 Review - Last 16 by David Walker

The World Cup has been reduced from 32 to 16 participating nations as the knockout stages begin. This is how the last 16 faired as they battled for a place in the quarter finals.

Argentina were firm favourites to see off Mexico but Ricardo La Volpe's side were not there to simply make up the numbers. Captain Rafael Marquez gave Mexico a shock lead after four minutes but Argentina hit back five minutes later through Hernan Crespo, although it is questionable whether the Chelsea striker touched the ball. With the 90 minute draw secured at 7/2, the match looked to be heading for penalties until Maxi Rodriguez produced what could be goal of the tournament to send Argentina into the quarter finals.

Germany set up a mouth-watering quarter final encounter with Argentina after seeing off Sweden. Lukas Podolski showed his Golden Boot credentials with two goals after three and 11 minutes to win the match for the hosts at odds of 8/11.

England were predictably short odds at 1/2 to beat surprise second round qualifiers Ecuador but their 1-0 victory wasn't convincing. Ecuador should have scored early on when Carlos Tenorio's latched onto an error by John Terry, but his shot was deflected off Ashley Cole and on to the bar. David Beckham curled in a decisive free kick after 59 minutes to secure victory.

Portugal beat fancied Holland at odds of 23/10 through a solitary Maniche goal after 22 minutes but it was four sendings off and plethora of yellow cards that was the game's main talking point. Maniche, Costinha, Petit, Figo, Deco, Ricardo and Nuno Valente were all booked, with Costinha and Deco also receiving their marching orders for Portugal, while Van Bommel, Boulahrouz, Van Bronckhorst, Sneijder and Van der Vaart saw yellow with Boulahrouz and Van Bronckhorst also seeing red.

Italy were odds on jollies at 4/7 to see off Australia but extra time looked likely until the Italians won it with a controversial injury time penalty. Lucas Neill was adjudged to have fouled Fabio Grosso and Francesco Totti swept home the resulting spot kick to send 10-man Italy into the quarter finals.

Switzerland and Ukraine were involved in possibly the worst match of the tournament so far, with first-time qualifiers Ukraine securing their place in the last eight. Both sides played out a goalless, 90 minutes draw at 2/1 and with no goals in extra time, the first penalty shoot-out took place. Switzerland were equally poor from 12 yards out with the Ukraine triumphing 3-0.

Brazil were unconvincing against Ghana, but the 3-0 scoreline will have pleased big hitters who took them at 2/7. Ronaldo and Adriano gave Brazil a comfortable half-time lead with goals after four and 45 minutes and Ze Roberto rounded off the win with a third seven minutes before the end.

Spain were favourites to beat France, but it was the 1998 winners who pulled off the victory at 11/5. David Villa's penalty gave Spain the lead after 27 minutes, but Franck Ribery on 40, Patrick Vieria on 82 and Zinedine Zidane on 90 turned the match around in favour of the French.

David Walker runs free bets and Melanie Slade websites.

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World Cup Betting - Can France will a second World Cup by Onesimus Smith

Can France do it for a Second Time in the World Cup?

The French National soccer team has been one of the few teams in the FIFA World Cup campaigns that has had an extremely talented team with very few results to show for. Their only World Cup success came in 1998 when the World Cup was being hosted by the French and they went onto beat the former World Cup champions Brazil 3-0 in the final match. Apart from this sole tournament victory 12 years ago the French World Cup hopes have run dry every time. In fact, this is only the first time in FIFA World Cup history that the French national team has qualified for the FIFA World Cup tournament four times in a row.

Even though the French national team hasn't won as many World Cup tournaments as some of the other teams, they've always posed a threat and looked like a team which may lift the Cup. The closest they came to victory was in the last FIFA World Cup tournament in 2008 where they lost to Italy in the finals during the penalty shootouts.

Their road to this year's World Cup wasn't as glamorous as Brazil's but they did the job which was needed to be done, which was to qualify for the World Cup. Many would say that the team may not win this year's cup based on their pre-World Cup campaign but even before the last World Cup in Germany the French had flirted with disaster before being qualified and then they went on to reach the finals and almost lift the Cup for the second time.

The team maybe missing some of their most famous players of the last decade such as Zinedine Zidane, Lilian Thuram, Claude Makelele and goalkeeper Fabien Barthez but there are a new set of senior players who've taken up the responsibility needed to guide the newer players. The hopes of the French people will be resting heavily on the sole survivor from their 1998 World Cup triumph, Theirry Henry, who will also be the captain for this French national team. Alongside Henry will be Patrick Vieira who has recently gotten over his long drawn injury issues. The midfield will be taken care of by Lassana Diarra and Jeremy Toulalan while William Gallas will be a strong force at the back.

Raymond Domenech, who has now become the longest serving French National soccer team coach, will be hoping that this World Cup campaign will be the time when he lifts his first cup since he took up the job in 2004. The coach who came into the team with a lot of public support in 2004 has seen the support die out after the team failed to perform well in the 2008 UEFA Euro Cup.

The World Cup betting odds don't really favor the French but that is no different from the last World Cup where they surprised all the bookies by reaching the finals. The current World Cup betting odds places France on the 8th position with odds of 20/1. These World cup betting odds are updated daily depending on team results and performances.

Finally coming down to the group that the French have been placed in, the Les Blues find themselves in a comfortable group which comprises of Mexico, hosts South Africa and underdogs Uruguay. While Mexico is a strong opponent which might pose problems for the French during their encounter on the 17th of June, the other two teams don't seem to pose any grave threats. However, each team which has qualified for the World Cup has enough potential to upset any team in the tournament and that is why the French will not be taking South Africa and Uruguay very lightly and will try their best to win these games with their best players on the field.

The French national team will kick start their FIFA World cup campaign on the 11th of June when they play against Uruguay in Cape Town.

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