Brazil new favourites after shock Spain loss

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

“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.


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

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1/3        To Qualify
9/4        Not to Qualify

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