How likely is England to win the World Cup?
The dream is still alive and kicking for England, as they claim a victory against Colombia in the last 16 with a nervous penalty shootout. This is the first time that the English team have ever one a penalty shootout in the World Cup, leading to a further increase in optimism for the supporters!
The one and only time that England won the FIFA World Cup was on that famous day in 1966. As host of the tournament England beat Germany 4-2 at Wembley stadium.
Odds of winning the World Cup
Currently we are 12th in the FIFA world rankings. Before the event began, the odds of England winning the World Cup was 20/1.
Throughout England’s World Cup campaign, they have managed to score 9 goals up to Round of 16, two of the goals have been in open play, and one was a fortunate deflection.
There is now a World Cup quarter-final to prepare for, the first since 2006, where we see the home team play against Sweden on Saturday 7th July. The last time these two teams play against each other was in 2012 where Sweden won 4-2. Back then, Sweden top striker Zlatan Ibrahimović scored four goals with an amazing overhead kick, good news for England is that Zlatan Ibrahimović retired from International football in 2016.
The odds of England winning against Sweden and progressing onto the Semi-finals is 4/1.
These two teams have played against each other 24 times, England have secured eight wins, drew nine times and have lost seven times.
England winning the World Cup will be a dream come true for most fans living in the United Kingdom, it will be one to remember for centuries to come. However, what would becoming World Cup champions mean for business? Click here to found out how winning the 2018 World Cup will benefit businesses.
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