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Americas World Cup hopefuls

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

USA and Mexico are both currently considered 80/1 propositions at 888sport, the world’s leading online bookmakers, to win the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. They are certainly the only real chances for the North American teams at the World Cup.
Both teams have had interesting World Cup histories. The Mexicans have often been considered serious contenders for the Cup but in recent times have failed to win games at crucial times in the competition. The Americans on the other hand have always entered the World Cup as outsiders but have had a few campaigns where they have unexpectedly made it to the finals.
The Mexicans probably appear to be the better bet of the two as they showed far better form over their northern counterparts with an impressive 5-0 drubbing at Giants Stadium back in July. The Mexicans will need the striking power of players like Castro and Vela and will rely on world class players like Dos Santos to steer the team.
Both of these two teams will need to have favorable draws and will more likely than not be fighting it out with three other sides for the last place in their group. Much comes down to the draw in the World Cup and it is part of the theatre of the event. The seeding works in a strange way and you can quite often end up in a ‘group of death’ that makes it very hard for middle ranked teams to progress.
The other team from the region is the team from Honduras. 888sport has them as 500/1 outsiders and you would expect them only to be making up the numbers in South Africa.
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