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Germany the favorite for the 2018 World Cup

Covers Feb 18, 2015 - 9:02 PM ET
The Westgate LV Superbook has released updated odds on the next soccer World Cup, which will be held in Russia in 2018.

Senior official says Qatar to lose World Cup

Covers Sep 22, 2014 - 8:32 AM ET
According to reports, FIFA senior offical Theo Zwaniger claims that Qatar will not host the 2022 World Cup."I think at the end of the day the 2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar," the German told Sport Bild Plus.The Qatar bid and subsequent preparation has come under major scrutiny.

World Cup stars ready to make impact in England

Covers Jul 21, 2014 - 12:09 PM ET
With the Barclays Premier League season less than one month away, the transfer window has already made an impact on several clubs. Two such clubs will be Arsenal and West Ham, who brought in a pair of World Cup stars - Alexis Sanchez and Enner Valencia respectively - to bolster their attack.Sanchez, formerly of Barcelona, starred for an exciting Chilean squad in Brazil, scoring a pair of goals en route to the knockout round.Valencia, who moves to West Ham from Mexican club C.F.

Check out these three value nations for the 2018 World Cup

Covers Jul 17, 2014 - 6:30 PM ET
Bummed out about the lack of World Cup betting? Here are three value nations that could find themselves with a "Golden Generation" on their hands come the next World Cup.

Biggest betting winners and losers of the 2014 World Cup

Covers Jul 17, 2014 - 7:25 AM ET
The beer is still flowing in Germany after Die Mannschaft took a 1-0 victory in extra time against Argentina in the World Cup final Sunday – a finish that handed many sportsbooks a losing result on their tournament futures.

Find out the fave for 2018 World Cup

Covers Jul 14, 2014 - 11:44 AM ET
The 2014 World Cup in Brazil was full of great goals and memorable moments but is now in our rear view mirror. Germany became the first European team to in the World Cup on South American soil as it was triumphant over Argentina, capturing its fourth Jules Rimet trophy.If you want to jump right into World Cup 2018 betting, here's your chance.

Three cures for your World Cup betting hangover

Covers Jul 13, 2014 - 3:49 PM ET
Come Monday, plenty of people will be jonesing for a World Cup footy fix that just isn’t there. Covers has a few wagering options to help cure your World Cup betting hangover.

World Cup bloggers debate who will win: Argentina or Germany?

Covers Jul 13, 2014 - 2:06 PM ET
The 2014 tWorld Cup is down to Argentina and Germany in Sunday’s final. To help you break down your bets for the game, we’ve enlisted the help of two professional soccer bloggers.

Germany's dominance has bettors flocking

Covers Jul 13, 2014 - 2:06 PM ET
The World Cup Finals has the sporting world captivated as Germany and Argentina are set to battle for soccer's top prize and bettors are having their say, supporting Germany in large numbers.

World Cup Game of the Day: Germany vs. Argentina

Covers Jul 13, 2014 - 10:45 AM ET
Maracana will be the site of a World Cup final rubber match Sunday afternoon as Germany and Argentina face off for world soccer supremacy.

Rizzoli to officiate Argentina-Germany final

Covers Jul 13, 2014 - 9:38 AM ET
FIFA has announced that Italian match official Nicola Rizzoli will get the honor of taking charge of the World Cup final between Argentina and Germany.The 42-year-old has been the referee in three matches in the 2014 World Cup already - two of which involved the Argentinians.Here is a break down of his, and his team's, activity:Spain 1 v Netherlands 5- Four yellow cards- One penalty kick (Xabi Alonso)- 23 fouls- 10 offsidesNigeria 2 v Argentina 3- Two yellow cards- 21 fouls- Three offsidesArgentina 1 v Belgium 0- Three yellow cards- 25 fouls- Seven offsidesAt Pinnacle Sports, Germany is a +135 fave in 1X2 markets, while Argentina is +255 and the Draw is +225.

World Cup 2014 Final betting: Germany vs. Argentina

Covers Jul 13, 2014 - 6:57 AM ET
Read this World Cup Final betting preview from online sportsbook Pinnacle Sports for an insight into how you could find an edge in determining which team will lift the World Cup.

Bettors hoping third-place match is high scoring

Covers Jul 12, 2014 - 3:04 PM ET
Host nation Brazil meets the Netherlands in the 2014 World Cup third place game and bettors are hoping it is a high scoring affair.Sixty-eight percent of wagers have been placed on the over at 2.5 goals, according to Pinnacle Sports."Early in our totals markets for this match, the under was the popular play, but since that has since changed," a source with Pinnacle Sports told Covers.

Dutch surprisingly dominating betting tickets

Covers Jul 12, 2014 - 2:55 PM ET
In the 2014 World Cup third-place game, host nation Brazil meets the Netherlands and despite the fact Dutch coach Louis Van Gaal doesn't think this game should be played, bettors are backing the Oranje. "On the spread, Netherlands are dominating out tickets to the tune of 80 percent, a number that's actually climbed today," a source from Pinnacle Sports told Covers.Brazil -0.5 opened at +107 and dropped all the way to -123, but have rebounded to -116.

World Cup Game of the Day: Brazil vs. Netherlands

Covers Jul 12, 2014 - 2:32 PM ET
Brazil and the Netherlands both reached Saturday's World Cup third-place game in heart-wrenching fashion, but who will walk away with a victory?

"Motivation certainly plays" into World Cup third-place odds

Covers Jul 12, 2014 - 2:32 PM ET
Never has a consolation game meant so much to one team and so little to the other. That’s the dilemma sportsbooks are facing with Brazil taking on the Netherlands in a battle for third place.

Early action taking one side in Germany-Argentina

Covers Jul 11, 2014 - 6:08 PM ET
Germany's utter destruction of Brazil in the semifinals have been ringing in bettors mind.Early spread action has the Germans receiving 82.4 percent of bettors money per a Pinnacle Sports spokesperson.

Netherlands seeing bulk of action

Covers Jul 11, 2014 - 6:08 PM ET
Though both Brazil and the Netherlands are coming off crushing losses, for completely different reasons, bettors are convinced that one team is better suited to end the tournament with a win.The Dutch side is seeing 78.3 percent of the spread bets according to a spokesperson from Pinnacle Sports.

World Cup 2014 Third-Place Playoff betting: Brazil vs. Netherlands

Covers Jul 11, 2014 - 5:20 PM ET
This Third Place Playoff betting preview has insight into how you could find an edge in determining which team will claim the consolation prize of third place.

Dutch have "no interest" in playing third-place game

Covers Jul 10, 2014 - 7:25 PM ET
Fresh off their semifinal defeat in penalties to Argentina, it appears the Netherlands have no interest in playing their third-place game against the host Brazilians, per TheScore.com. "I think that this match should never be played," said Dutch coach Louis van Gaal.
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