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World Cup winners odds: Before the Draw

The highly anticipated World Cup draw is only days away, and today we look at the pre-draw odds available at William Hill for the tournament champion.

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Friday's draw will determine the groups at next year's FIFA World Cup, and the odds on who will win are certain to change as each ball is plucked from the bowl. But you can still take the team you think will emerge victorious on July 13 before the odds change.

Brazil is naturally favoured due to home advantage, and odds went down significantly after its showing at the Confederations Cup -- where it beat Italy, Mexico, Japan, Uruguay before thrashing defending World and European Champion Spain 3-0 in the final.

Luis Scolari's cast can be taken right now at odds of 4.33 to win its sixth title.

Next up is a three way tie featuring Argentina, Spain, and Germany, all of which are offered at 6.00. All three teams have looked very strong as of late and have a ton of firepower at their disposal. Personally, I feel Germany has all the tools to go the distance, while Spain has already proven over the last five years that it can handle the heat. Should La Roja win the tournament, it will be the first time since Brazil's 1958 and 1962 teams that there will be a repeat champion.

Another three-way tie comes up with the Netherlands, Colombia, and Belgium, all presently listed at 17.00. Colombia was solid throughout qualifying, finishing second only to Argentina, and has one of the deadliest strikers in the world in Falcao. Robin Van Persie and Co. will be looking to take that next step after falling short at the final hurdle in 2010. Many believe Belgium wiil cause headaches, but I can't envision it reaching the final, let alone winning it.

Former champions Italy and Uruguay are at 21.00. Uruguay has a World Cup title in Brazil under its belt after the legendeary Maracanaço in 1950, and another here would devastate the Brazilian psyche for generations to come.

England and France are considered darkhorses and are both available at 26.00, while Portugal and Chile come in at 34.00. The highest-rated non European or South American nations are the Ivory Coast, Japan, and Mexico, all at a hefty 151.00.

If you are really looking to stretch your dollar then look no further than CONCACAF, where both Honduras and Costa Rica are being offered at a staggering 2501.00.

Who do you like to like to win the World Cup? Who do you feel offeres the best value? Tell us in the comments section below.
 
Tournament Winner
4.33
Brazil
6.00
Argentina
6.00
Germany
6.00
Spain
17.00
Belgium
17.00
Colombia
17.00
Netherlands
21.00
Italy
21.00
Uruguay
26.00
England
26.00
France
34.00
Chile
34.00
Portugal
81.00
Russia
101.00
Bosnia & Herzegovina
101.00
Croatia
101.00
Switzerland
151.00
Ecuador
151.00
Ivory Coast
151.00
Japan
151.00
Mexico
201.00
Ghana
201.00
Greece
201.00
USA
251.00
Australia
251.00
Nigeria
501.00
South Korea
751.00
Cameroon
751.00
Iran
1001.00
Algeria
2501.00
Costa Rica
2501.00
Honduras

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