This is arguably the most lopsided matchup in the quarterfinals. Spain comes in as European Champion and has looked strong after the initial shocker against Switzerland. They adjusted in their second match against a defensive oriented side in Portugal.
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Eight teams are left in the 2010 World Cup, and the South American nations have been dominating so far. While (usual) European powerhouses France and Italy made their exits in the group stage, four South American teams are still in the competition: Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay.
The US needed 91 minutes to score one that counted. They had another good goal disallowed, but never gave up. They showed heart and fought till the end to beat Algeria 1-0. The Yanks won a group at the World Cup for the first time.
The Netherlands got their second win, but still haven’t shown the offensive firepower they are known for. They barely beat Japan 1-0. Cameroon is the first team to be eliminated from the World Cup after its loss to Denmark.
With some surprises for the big teams and some interesting matchups coming up in the World Cup group stage, here is a look at Groups E-H and the updated odds for the teams to advance (all odds from Pinnacle):
Day 4 features two of the most notable teams in the World Cup. Both defending champion Italy and the exciting Dutch side are getting their first action Monday. Italy’s match against Paraguay is very interesting, as we could see an upset here. But more on that later.
The World’s biggest sporting event is set to kick off tomorrow with a match between host South Africa and Mexico. The World Cup offers a lot of excitement and gives the casual soccer bettor a chance to spice up some of the matches.
Despite defending champion Italy being part of Group F this is arguably the weakest group in the World Cup.
Italy has the best chances to advance from Group F as the winner, but Paraguay could challenge them for the top spot.