After the last round of qualifying, there are now 21 teams that have qualified for next summer’s World Cup in Brazil.
There are still 11 spots up for grabs in some huge home and away playoffs and one more round of qualifying in the African region. Importantly, eight teams are set to battle next month as Europe sends its final four reps to World Cup 2014.
Here are the 21 teams that have qualified for the World Cup and their current World Cup betting odds at Bet365 as of October 21st.
South Korea +2500
Bosnia and Herzegovina +15000
Costa Rica +100000
In Africa there is one more leg of a home and away tie. Ghana, Nigeria, and Ivory Coast are in the driver’s seat in their quest to qualify. In the first leg of their respective ties Ghana was at home and crushed Egypt 6-1, Ivory Coast was at home and beat Senegal 3-1, and Nigeria was the away team and beat Ethiopia 2-1.
Here is the schedule for the second leg of these ties.
Nov 16th Nigeria vs. Ethiopia
Nov 16th Senegal vs. Ivory Coast
Nov 17th Cameroon vs. Tunisia
Nov 199h Egypt vs. Ghana
Nov 19th Algeria vs. Burkina Faso
Ghana is in the best shape to qualify after their 6-1 thrashing of Egypt in the first leg and they have the best odds of any team from Africa to win the World Cup at +12500 followed by Ivory Coast (+15000) and Nigeria (+2500).
In Europe there is a home and away series with the winner advancing to the World Cup. Here is the schedule for those ties:
Nov 15th Ukraine vs. France
Nov 15th Iceland vs. Croatia
Nov 15th Greece vs. Romania
Nov 15th Portugal vs. Sweden
Nov 19th Croatia vs. Iceland
Nov 19th France vs. Ukraine
Nov 19th Romania vs. Greece
Nov 19th Sweden vs. Portugal
All of these teams with the exception of Iceland have odds to win the World Cup. Here are the futures odds for the remaining teams in Europe.
Here is the schedule for the play-in ties between teams from different qualifying regions:
Nov 13th Jordan vs. Uruguay
Nov 20th Uruguay vs. Jordan
Jordan does not have odds to win the World Cup, as they are the major underdogs in this tie, with Uruguay at +3300
Nov 13th Mexico vs. New Zealand
Nov 20th New Zealand vs. Mexico
New Zealand does not have odds to win the World Cup, as they are a big underdog in this tie, with Mexico at +12500.
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