2014 World Cup WINNERS
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Which France team will show up in Brazil? The one littered with world-class players and performs well or the one that showed up 4 years ago and imploded coming in last in their group? The French had a tough qualification process needing a HUGE come back to home to advance to Brazil, but they have a solid all-around squad and were drawn into one of the weaker groups. They have the best betting odds to win their group and the 6th best overall odd to win the tournament.
France is in Group E along with Switzerland, Ecuador, and Honduras. The biggest match for the French is their 2nd one when they face a tough Swiss team that has a solid midfield and a great defense. They should not have a big problem beating Honduras, who lack world-class talent and have the worst betting odds to win the group. Ecuador has a decent offense, but they have the worst betting odds to win the World Cup from any team that is from South America.
Odds to win World Cup: +2200
Odds to win Group: -150
Odds to finish bottom of group: +2000
Best World Cup Finish: Winner (1998)
World Cup Match Schedule
15/06/14 France vs. Honduras – Estadio Beira-Rio
20/06/14 Switzerland vs. France – Arena Fonte Nova
25/06/14 Ecuador vs. France – Estadio do Maracanã
France came in 2nd in their World Cup qualifying group, but they played pretty well. They only finished behind 2010 World Cup winner Spain and while they lost to them at home they played to a draw against them at home. Overall they only lost one match in qualifying and were unbeaten in their last 3 matches to wrap up 2nd place. They were unlucky to draw a tough Ukraine squad in the playoff tie and lost to them on the road 2-0 in the first leg. However, in the 2nd leg at home they played great and won 3-0 to advance to Brazil.
Strengths and Weaknesses
The French have a good all around squad, but the main strength of their team is their midfield led by Bayern Munich’s Franck Ribery and Manchester United’s Samir Nasri. Ribery is still one of the best players in the world that can press the attack and also play solid defense. Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema is a solid striker that leads the attack. The squad is slow starters and that may hurt in Brazil when they face top-notch squads, which they should as the big favorite to win the group.