(PRWEB) July 12, 2006
After one month of scintillating soccer action, millions of soccer fans around the world will be tuning in to Sunday's FIFA World Cup final to see which team will be crowned champion. Online gaming giant Bodoglife.com has posted the odds.
France will take on Italy in what promises to be a fantastic affair. Les Bleus last hoisted the World Cup Trophy in 1998; the Azzurri last captured the honors in 1982. Ironically, the two nations recently competed for hardware on the continental stage, as France knocked off Italy 2-1 in an extra-time thriller at the 2000 European Championships. Sunday's World Cup final promises to be an equally engaging match.
"This year's World Cup action has exceeded our wildest expectations," says Calvin Ayre, Founder and CEO of Bodoglife.com. "We saw some heavy betting on the quarterfinals, semifinals, and we expect this trend to continue as we roll into this weekend's finals. With the style, passion and sportsmanship demonstrated throughout all of these games, it is easy to see why this tournament is one of the most exciting sports spectacles in the world."
A France-Italy finale was a far-fetched notion at the commencement of the World Cup. Right before the tournament kicked off on June 9th, Bodoglife.com bookmakers had listed the French and Italians to win the World Cup at 13/1 odds and 15/2 odds, respectively.
Both teams have, however, earned their place in the final. The Italians have been remarkably consistent throughout the tournament and France rallied after a mediocre start. Special attention will be paid to French captain Zinedine Zidane, who is set to retire from football at the end of the tournament.
With a massive North American fan base watching live, Bodoglife.com has posted its odds for the final match between France and Italy:
For bettors looking to wager on Saturday's game with Portugal taking on the home team Germany, Bodoglife.com has posted the odds. FIFA World Cup, Germany 2006 - Third Place:
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