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Coral’s World Cup Preview – in Poetry!

| 12.06.2014

It has come to that time in your diary again, to watch 32 nations in a World Cup campaign,

South American country Brazil will be the venue, with top quality football on the menu

Coral will bring you all the latest odds, determined by you guys and not the Gods,

At 3/1, you can lump on hosts Brazil, who with Neymar and Oscar, they’re bound to thrill

33/1 shots Netherlands are sure to be on the periphery, though they have a great chance with Robin van Persie

For England, Wayne Rooney really needs to deliver; they’re 25/1 and can make opponents shiver

Priced 22/1 are recent winners Italy, and causing mayhem for them is Mario Balotelli

7/1 Germany can flourish with Mario Gotze, though going for a record is Miroslav Klose

Don’t rule out second favourites, 4/1 Argentina, at last they have stopped running like an old Ford Cortina

From Russia with love comes Fabio Capello, they’re 100/1 marshalled by their wise fellow

Ivory Coast may represent Africa’s best hope, and at 150/1, with Didier Drogba, they’re sure to cope

Last time quarter-finalists there is 150/1 Ghana; now going for gold in the Maracana

Belgium, priced 20/1, are many people’s dark horses, though working against them, are a number of forces

At 20/1 there is Didier Deschamps’ France, and if they play to their best have half a chance

Past-masters Spain are 13/2, and though they’re widely written off they could stage a coup

Colombia without star striker Radamel Falcao, are 33/1, so bet on them now

Bosnia at 150/1 could provide a shock, with Edin Dzeko ready to run amok

25/1 Portugal have Cristiano Ronaldo, and if necessary, and fit he’ll win their games solo

So get out your wall charts, fill the fridge full of beer, it’s Brazil 2014, and the World Cup is here!

Premier League Tips
Hertha to beat Hoffenheim
Schalke to beat Dortmund
Dusseldorf to win at Paderborn


Matt Haynes

A long-suffering Leeds fan, Matt studied Sports Journalism at university, and has a plethora of multi-industry experience. Having worked on behalf of multiple hedge funds and top-tier investment banks in executive search, he has also had a stint with the BBC and the Press Association. Outside of work, he pursues entrepreneurial activities and likes to keep fit.
Although he has interviewed current England manager Roy Hodgson as well as Rafa Benitez and a number of other names, he is honoured to have spent time in the company of Gordon Banks. Matt enjoys cultivating long-lasting professional and personal relationships, is solution orientated, and supports Coral’s sports content provision.