Updated World Cup Odds: Argentina Advances, Croatia Shocks Brazil
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We have a new World Cup favorite after Argentina advanced past the Netherlands on penalties and Croatia shocked Brazil.
Friday’s World Cup quarterfinal matches saw not one, but two penalty shootouts. First, Croatia came back from down 1-0 with a late equalizer before they eliminated the tournament favorite, then the Netherlands came back from down 2-0 in regulation time before Argentina ultimately advanced.
Thanks to those results, Argentina have vaulted into pole position for the World Cup trophy. They’re listed at +175 at FanDuel to win the tournament, while France come in behind at +290.
France are set for a duel with England on Saturday afternoon, and their opponent, the Three Lions, have +450 odds to snag the trophy.
Croatia, the team that beat Brazil to shake up the top half of the bracket aren’t getting a ton of respect from oddsmakers, as they’re still given long +950 odds to win the event.
In the other quarterfinal match, Portugal take on Morocco. The Portuguese have +460 odds to win the World Cup while Morocco, the Cinderella story of the tournament, are listed at +3100.
Argentina and Croatia will square off Tuesday, and the winners of Saturday’s quarters will play Wednesday.
The World Cup final is next Sunday, December 18.