World Cup Final

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July 11 2010 – make a note of the date in your diary, and be sure to keep it free, for Johannesburg will be the setting as the World Cup finals come to a spectacular climax with the 2010 World Cup final in South Africa’s capital city.

Football Betting on World Cup final will be hotter than ever before as the 32 teams are narrowed down to the two who will compete in Soccer City to be crowned world champions.

Italy needed penalties to win it four years ago, when 120 minutes of frenzied football couldn’t separate Marcello Lippi’s outfit from their opponents France, but few World Cup final bets would have been on French talisman Zinedine Zidane seeing red in extra time.

It was in stark contrast to his previous Fifa World Cup final appearance, in 1998, when he scored two goals in France’s 3-0 victory over Brazil, despite the World Cup Final odds suggesting that Brazil would win the tournament for the fifth time.

But they did exactly that four years later, when much of the World Cup final betting revolved around Ronaldo as he scored both goals in 2-0 victory in Yokohama, sealing his position as the top goalscorer in Japan and Korea in the process.

There may be no Ronaldo to get behind in the Fifa World Cup Final betting this time round – Dunga has deemed the World Cup great too old and unfit – but Brazil are once again fancied to go all the way by many, behind only Spain in the winners market.

Should both sides win their group as expected, they will avoid each other until the final, explaining why a Spain/Brazil encounter is the favourite in the Fifa World Cup 2010 finalists betting market.

Despite being favourites in the World Cup final betting following their Euro 2008 success, the Spanish have never got further than the quarter final stage in a World Cup, meaning Brazil’s vast experience could tip the balance in the final should the two meet, and this could be reflected in the online betting odds 2010 World Cup final.

But those looking at World Cup final betting odds should be only too aware that there is much scope for a shock in the latter stages of the tournament, and with the likes of Argentina, Holland and England in decent form leading into the tournament, there’s a good chance it could be those illustrious countries involved in any bet on 2010 World Cup final.

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.