Heat in Brazil Turns Up

The heat in Brazil is the main reason that German star Marco Reus thinks Germany should not be considered favourites for this year’s World Cup in Brazil. Others like former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin Van der Sar also think the heat will be too much for most – putting Brazil up there as favourites to win their sixth World title.

Betfair Sports Betting also has the Brazilians as favorites although the market is chopping and changing as news of players’ fitness emerges. For example, Suarez’ injury saw Uruguay’s chances of winning the World Cup decrease massively.

England’s hopes of winning the World Cup are slim. However a blend of youth (Sterling, Barkley and Luke Shaw) and old stalwarts such as Rooney and Gerrard have some English still dreaming. Perhaps Roy Hodgson the England manager can find some way to get out of the Group of Death England finds itself in with Uruguay and Italy expected to emerge from the Group rather than unfancied England.

With just a couple of weeks to go until the World Cup there is massive confidence in Spain, who think they have what it takes to add to their recent Euro Championship wins and the 2010 World Cup which they won in South Africa. You’d be brave to bet against the team that seems to conquer all with its passing football and impressive guile.

Argentina are also expectant. With Messi, Aguero and other superstars Argentina this year have an abundance of riches. But they have failed to deliver for many years now and one wonders whether their team can manage under the great weight of expectation back home. Messi also – who never seems to show up to World Cups – must see that to be really great like compatriot Maradona or Brazilian Pele there has to be a World Cup Winner’s medal in the trophy cabinet.

The heat is turning up.

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