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The 20th World Cup kicks off in Brazil on the 12th June, with the South American nations well fancied to claim international football’s top prize.
Hosts Brazil, who suffered heartache in the final the last time they hosted the tournament back in 1950, are rightly favourites given their home advantage and star-studded squad, with Argentina close behind.
La Albiceleste have a forward line that will strike fear into any opponent, and if the likes of Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero fire on all cylinders, they will take some stopping.
Holders Spain and Germany are both 11/2 to be crowned champions of the footballing world, with Spain’s incredible recent tournament record, and Germany’s creative midfield options giving the pair the best hope of success from the European contingent.
Those brave enough to back England can get odds of 25/1 for the Three Lions to bring football home once again, but a tough group and Latin American heat means Roy Hodgson’s men will be up against it.
Group stage elimination odds of 5/4 show the extent of the task at hand, with an England exit in the second round or quarter-final stage both 3/1.
Wayne Rooney is set to be the focal point of the England attack once more, whether fully fit or not, with an expectant nation hoping he and Liverpool hitman Daniel Sturridge form a fruitful partnership.
The Manchester United star is 5/2 to be the Three Lions top marksman, with Sturridge’s chances of leading England’s scoring charts rated at 11/4.
The overall Golden Boot winner candidates consist of the usual suspects, with Messi clear favourite to take home the award.
There is plenty of talent that could return big money for in-the-know punters, with the likes of Mario Balotelli (33/1), Miroslav Klose (40/1) and Edin Dzeko (66/1) attracting much interest.
Odds are subject to change