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Odds To Win 2006 World Cup From Pinnaclesports.Com

Odds To Win 2006 World Cup From Pinnaclesports.Com


Brazil, England, Germany and Argentina Early Favorites, USA Distant Underdog

The biggest sporting event in the world kicks off in Germany on June 9,
when teams representing 32 nations vie for the most prestigious trophy in
sports, the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The month-long tournament is not only expected
to draw over 30 billion viewers, but it is also set to become the most bet upon
sporting event of all time. With fans and gamblers anxiously awaiting the start
of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, PinnacleSports.com today released individual odds
on all 32 teams winning soccer's biggest prize.

The largest sports betting site on the Internet, PinnacleSports.com
currently lists reigning World champions Brazil, featuring two-time World
Player of the Year Ronaldinho, as overwhelming 5/2 favorites (i.e., win $5 for
every $2 bet) to win for an unprecedented sixth time. Despite uncertainty
surrounding the availability of 20-year-old striker Wayne Rooney, Sven-Goran
Eriksson's England side is listed with the second best odds to end their
40-year drought on the big stage at 8/1. PinnacleSports.com also lists Germany
at 8/1 to become the sixth country to win the month-long tournament on its home
soil, while Argentina (8/1) and Italy (19/2) are solid contenders to capture
their third and fourth World Cups, respectively.

Led by explosive striker Thierry Henry, France hopes to rebound after being
held scoreless in defense of their crown in 2002 and is listed at 14/1 to win a
second World Cup for Zinedine Zidane, who'll retire from the National team
following the tournament. PinnacleSports.com believes several other countries
have a chance at Germany 2006, including: The Netherlands (14/1), Spain (16/1),
Portugal (23/1), the Czech Republic (32/1), Mexico (37/1) and Sweden (38/1).
Although currently ranked fifth in the world and widely regarded as the most
talented U.S. team ever, the United States remain an underdog to win their
first World Cup at 40/1. The greatest long shots to survive the 64-match
tournament include: Iran (384/1), Saudi Arabia (384/1), Costa Rica (384/1),
Togo (384/1), Trinidad and Tobago (384/1) and Angola (402/1).

PinnacleSports.com is offering the most comprehensive menu of World Cup
betting options available online with limits of up to $50,000. For each match
Pinnacle Sports will offer three-way betting, low-margin Asian handicaps priced
to just 1.5%, exact scores and over/under total goals scored. Bettors will also
find a wide variety of in-running action on games as well as special bets on
everything from how far a team will progress to who'll score the first goal in
a match. PinnacleSports.com accepts 16 forms of currency, and, unlike betting
exchanges, never charges a commission on winning bets. For a complete list of
World Cup odds, please visit the soccer section at
http://www.pinnaclesports.com

Current Odds: *All Odds Subject To Change*

Odds To Win 2006 World Cup

Brazil 5/2
England 8/1
Germany 8/1
Argentina 8/1
Italy 19/2
France 14/1
The Netherlands 14/1
Spain 16/1
Portugal 23/1
Czech Republic 32/1
Mexico 37/1
Sweden 38/1
USA 40/1
Ukraine 47/1
Croatia 47/1
Ivory Coast 49/1
Serbia & Montenegro 52/1
Australia 66/1
Switzerland 80/1
Poland 84/1
Ghana 99/1
Paraguay 148/1
Japan 148/1
South Korea 196/1
Ecuador 200/1
Tunisia 200/1
Iran 384/1
Saudi Arabia 384/1
Costa Rica 384/1
Togo 384/1
Trinidad & Tobago 384/1
Angola 402/1

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