There's nothing that punters like more than placing a wager on the underdog. And that's exactly what fans and players will be able to do come June 2010 when the FIFA World Cup kicks off to a fantastic reception. South Africa has achieved many extraordinary accomplishments, but football World Cup glory is not yet one of them.
And the home team is no stranger to hosting and playing in World Cup events. They have hosted the Rugby World Cup and won it twice since re-admission into the international fold. And when it comes to cricket too, they hosted ICC Cricket World Cup back in 2003. But the biggest sporting event yet is about to get underway and South Africa will be looking to do make some major inroads.
The schedule of South Africa's games in the 2010 FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup 2010 - Group A
- Friday 11th June: 16h00 South Africa vs. Mexico (Odds SA 3: Odds Mexico 2.3)
- Tuesday 22nd June: 16h00 France vs. South Africa (Odds France 1.72: Odds France 4.65)
- Tuesday 22nd June: World Cup 2010 Group A winner (Odds for South Africa 7.5)
Plus there are a myriad of qualification bets at Bwin, group standings bets, finishing position bets and more. South Africa is undoubtedly an outsider in a rather strong Group A. Other competitors in the group include: Mexico, Uruguay and France. Clearly the home team is going to have to pull off an absolute cracker of a performance to make headway in this tightly fought contest.
Expectations are high amidst a frantic rush to ready the players and the nation for the biggest sportsbetting event ever. More bets are scheduled to take place than at any time in the history of sportsbetting for any one tournament. This truly is the deal-maker, and if South Africa puts on a good show, the sky is the limit.