The Round of 16 is set to begin in the 2014 World Cup on Saturday afternoon, and the folks in Las Vegas have adjusted the latest odds to win the FIFA World Cup in anticipation of the knockout stage.
In what should come as no surprise, host nation Brazil is still favored to claim the World Cup trophy with 3-to-1 odds.
Close behind Brazil is Germany and Argentina, who are tied with 4-to-1 odds.
The only other nations to have odds under 10-to-1 are Netherlands (7-to-1) and France (8-to-1).
Both nations entered the tournament at 25-to-1 odds to win.
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For the United States, who unexpectedly emerged from the Group of Death, their odds stand at 90-to-1.
They aren’t the biggest long shot, however.
That honor belongs to the two African nations in the Round of 16 — Nigeria and Algeria.
Below are the current betting odds on who will win the World Cup, via RJ Bell of Pregame.com:
BRAZIL — 3/1
GERMANY — 4/1
ARGENTINA — 4/1
NETHERLANDS — 7/1 (entered tourney 25/1)
FRANCE — 8/1 (entered tourney 25/1)
COLOMBIA — 20/1
BELGIUM — 20/1
CHILE — 30/1|
MEXICO — 35/1
URUGUAY — 40/1
COSTA RICA — 50/1 (entered tourney 1000/1)
SWITZERLAND — 80/1
GREECE — 80/1 (entered tourney 250/1)
USA — 90/1 (entered tourney 200/1)
NIGERIA — 200/1
ALGERIA — 200/1 (entered tourney 2000/1)
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