ENGLAND are outright third favourites for World Cup glory — as Germany’s odds have more than DOUBLED.
Bookmakers Betfair updated their odds after France’s resounding win over Australia was followed less than 24 hours later by the Germans faltering yet again on the big stage in defeat to Japan.
Heading into their opening game, Germany were 10/1 to win the competition.
But following their shock defeat – and with Spain to come in the group later this week – they’ve more than doubled now to 22/1 shots with Betfair.
Lionel Messi and co flopping against Saudi Arabia has meant their odds drifting significantly too, out to 8/1.
Brazil still lead the way at 3/1 with their opening game still to come.
France’s 4-1 win shows them in fine fettle despite their injury worries and are 5/1 second favourites.
Then it’s England who are now 13/2 third-favourites after their own thumping win in matchday one.
Spain sit alongside Argentina as 8/1 shots, with the Netherlands just behind at 11/1.
Portugal and Belgium (both 14/1) come next ahead of their first games – both ahead of Germany. Uruguay sit just behind them at 25/1.
Betfair spokesperson, Sam Rosbottom said: “Germany are now 22/1 to pick up the World Cup trophy at the end of December after an embarrassing defeat against Japan.
“Before the match, Germany were the 2/5 odds-on favourites to win the game with Japan huge outsiders at 6/1.
“In the second half, Japan were 64/1 to win the World Cup, before two late goals saw them seal an unexpected victory.
“The 2014 winners were 10/1 before the match to lift the trophy and 2/5 to beat Japan, but a shock loss has seen them drift from contenders to outsiders.”
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