Australia has become a regular fixture in the World Cup over the past few decades, but this is the first time as an Asian zone qualifier. In Brazil 2014, the soccer gods haven’t done the Socceroos any favors by dropping them in the dreaded 2nd group of death with the Spaniards, Chileans and the Dutch.
The Aussies lost their best player in Robbie Kruse for the tournament with an injury which reflects in their daunting 500 to 1 odds to win the 2014 World Cup.
What are Australia Betting Odds in the 2014 World Cup?
- To Win The Tournament +50000
- To Reach the Final: +20000
- To Win Group B: +10000
- To Qualify: +900
- Not To Qualify: -3300
- To Finish Last In Group B: -350
- To Be the Highest Scoring team in the Tournament: +100000
- To Be the Highest Scoring team in the Group: +5000
How did Australia qualify for the 2014 World Cup?
After switching to the Asia zone for qualifying this time around, Australia finished second in their World Cup group. Overall they went 5-4-1 in the process. The toughest team that the Aussies played in qualifying was Japan, who came in first in qualifying.
— FIFAWorldCup (@FIFAWorldCup) May 28, 2014
In the two matches facing the Japanese the score ended a 1-1 draw. Right after qualifying Australia lost 6-0 to both France and Brazil in a couple of friendlies.
Who are Australia opponents in the 2014 World Cup?
The Socceroos are at the bottom of the odds to win group B, joined by the last two finalists Spain (-137), and Netherlands (+300), along with Chile (+400), in what is one of the hardest combinations in the event.
What is Australia schedule For The 2014 World Cup?
Australia (+750) opens against Chile (-131) on June 13 at Arena Pantanal, in Cuiabá.
Their second game is against Netherlands (-275) on June 18 at Estádio Beira-Rio, in Porto Alegre. The Australians are underdogs listed +1000 to win the match.
The Socceroos close their group participation against the current world champions, Spain, on June 23 at Arena da Baixada, in Curitiba. The Australians are +1600 in the money line while the Spanish are the clear favorites -400.
What’s Australia Official Slogan For The 2014 World Cup?
"Socceroos: Hopping Our Way Into History!"
What’s Australia List of Players for the 2014 World Cup?
GOALKEEPERS: Mark Birighitti, (Newcastle Jets), Eugene Galekovic (Adelaide United), Mitchell Langerak (Borussia Dortmund), Mat Ryan (Club Brugge).
DEFENDERS: Jason Davidson (SC Heracles Almelo), Ivan Franjic (Brisbane Roar), Curtis Good (Newcastle United), Ryan McGowan (Shandong Luneng), Matthew Spiranovic, (Western Sydney Wanderers), Alex Wilkinson (Jeonbuk Hyundai), Luke Wilkshire (Dynamo Moscow), Bailey Wright (Preston North End).
MIDFIELDERS: Oliver Bozanic (FC Luzern), Mark Bresciano (Al Gharafa), Joshua Brilliante (Newcastle Jets), James Holland (Austria Wien), Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace), Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town), Matthew McKay (Brisbane Roar), Mark Milligan (Melbourne Victory), Tommy Oar (FC Utrecht), Tommy Rogic (Melbourne Victory), Adam Sarota (FC Utrecht), James Troisi (Melbourne Victory), Dario Vidosic (FC Sion).
FORWARDS: Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls) , Ben Halloran (Fortuna Duesseldorf), Josh Kennedy (Nagoya Grampus), Matthew Leckie (FSV Frankfurt), Adam Taggart (Newcastle Jets).
Who’s Australia Most Important Player in the 2014 World Cup?
Tim Cahill, who plays in the New York Red Bulls, should be the one player you want to follow. Cahill can score and be the one who dominates the midfield for the Socceroos.
What are Australia Betting Trends For the 2014 World Cup?
- This will be Australia’s fourth participation in a World Cup; their best one yet was in 2006 where they got to the round of 16 but lost to the eventual champions, Italy.
- Australia has played 10 World Cup games, with two victories, three draws and five losses, plus eight goals scored and 17 against.
- After four tries, Australia is yet to beat Chile, recording one draw and three losses. The draw was in 1974, in the only World Cup meeting between the two.
- Australia is undefeated against Netherlands in three games, with one win and two draws; they have never met in a World Cup game.
- Australia has never played against Spain.
How far will Australia go in 2014?
Australia will compete in every game they play, but they don’t stand a chance of coming out of a group with the Spaniards, Dutch and Chileans.
Odds to Win 2014 FIFA World Cup:
- Brazil 3/1
- Argentina 9/2
- Germany 11/2
- Spain 13/2
- Belgium 14/1
- France 20/1
- Italy 22/1
- Uruguay 22/1
- Colombia 25/1
- Netherlands 25/1
- England 28/1
- Portugal 28/1
- Chile 40/1
- Russia 66/1
- Mexico 100/1
- Switzerland 100/1
- USA 100/1
- Ecuador 125/1
- Ivory Coast 125/1
- Croatia 150/1
- Japan 150/1
- Bosnia-Herzegovina 200/1
- Ghana 200/1
- Greece 200/1
- Nigeria 250/1
- South Korea 300/1
- Australia 500/1
- Cameroon 500/1
- Algeria 1000/1
- Costa Rica 1000/1
- Honduras 1500/1
- Iran 1500/1