Brazil are the new 9/2 favourites to win the World Cup after Spain’s shock loss to Switzerland on Wednesday.
The Euro 2008 champions have been eased from 7/2 before their 1-0 defeat in Durban to 5/1 by FourFourTwo's betting partner Paddy Power, although Spain’s overall chances are not too badly damaged with prospects of qualifying from the group still at 1/3.
Brazil are now the market leaders at 9/2 and could be Spain’s second round opponents should Vicente del Bosque’s team not win Group H. The Spanish are 9/4 not to make it to the knockout stages.
Mr Paddy Power himself managed to find time away from the Ascot race track to tell FourFourTwo.com:
“It’s the biggest shock of the World Cup so far and punters have taken a right kick in the cojones with that loss. But there’s a long way to go yet and Spain are still in the hunt – at least for now.”
Although unlikely, Switzerland are now 125/1 to win the World Cup from 200/1 before Wednesday’s sensational victory.
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As well as Spain’s drift to 5/1, Germany are now 7/1 from 9/1, leap-frogging England into fourth favourites.
9/2 Brazil 5/1 Spain 6/1 Argentina 7/1 Germany 8/1 Holland 8/1 England 14/1 Italy 25/1 France 33/1 Portugal 45/1 Ivory Coast 55/1 Chile 125/1 Switzerland
Spain Latest 1/3 To Qualify 9/4 Not to Qualify