IT didn't take long for bookies to cut Spain for the World Cup after their Euro 2012 triumph on Sunday night.

Following a 4-0 win against Italy to make it three major tournament triumphs in a row, Spain were reduced from a best 6-1 to 11-2 for the event in Brazil in 2014.

Ladbrokes, who reported that £62 a second was bet in-play on the final, went from 6-1 to 5-1 and make Spain 7-2 for a third Euro crown on the trot. That means a World Cup and Euro double is 22-1.

Despite Spain's world dominance Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “It’s not very often we cheer on Spain but they saved us an absolute fortune as punters piled in left, right and centre to the Italians. We’ll be toasting Spain’s success with a glass of Sangria.”

Brazil are 7-2 (various) favourites for 2014 with Argentina third ranked at 6-1 (Ladbrokes, Stan James). You can have 8-1 on Germany with several firms and the come Holland 16-1, Italy
1 and England 22-1.

Spain are 14-1 to beat Brazil in the final with Brazil 10-1 to see off the Spanish.

  1. Alex walker 12 years ago

    Paul i think that 22to1 double is a good bet. Only thing is i dont think a european country has ever won the world cup over the water! Plus can you wait 4yrs to pick up your cash!

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Alex, you’ve highlighted the two main concerns. The conditions and continent favour Brazil and Argentina and no I don’t want to wait four years for my money.

  2. Joe knotts 12 years ago

    Argentina got to be worth a sniff. What price are Scotland? Maybe ew ;)

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Joe, I’ll give you any price you want on Scotland. Can’t see us qualifying to be honest.

  3. Mr Chris Guy 12 years ago

    I can’t wait until the start of the season never mind 4 years!

  4. Alex walker 12 years ago

    Maybe not get out of the group but we will give england a game at wembley next yr. Thats for sure!

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Alex, that’s one certainty. England v Scotland, you can’t beat it.

  5. David paterson 12 years ago

    Hi Paul,

    Just wondering if u can help with this, ma young brother put on iniesta to be player of the tournament at the start in a paddypower shop but he has lost the slip. Is there anything he can do. Its only worth abput £40 but its worth a query.

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      David, as I said to Danny earlier he should be able to get his winnings. He should go to the shop where he placed the bet and speak to someone there. If he can replicate the bet in writing they will either check the system for unclaimed winners or ask him to fill out a claim form and in that case he might have to wait a couple of days. He needs to know full details of the bet, that is stake, price, rough time it was placed and he should get the winnings. If he has any problems then let me know and I’ll see what I can do.

  6. David paterson 12 years ago

    Cheers Paul, hes gna try that tomorrow and al let ya know hw he gets on.

    He put it on
    Roughly 6pm 7th or 8th june

  7. mattysmev 12 years ago

    david, ladbrokes usually just ask you to re write the slip and match the handwritting, so sure paddyp will be the same

  8. David paterson 12 years ago

    Cheers Matty,

    Well Paul he tried going into the shop and it didnt flash up on the computer, the snagging point is it was put on with other bets (coupon instore) so the chances of finding it are nil. No returns unfortunately

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      David, give me shop details and I’ll see what I can do.

  9. Mr Fixit 12 years ago

    David, I’ll see if I can get anywhere with this one and will now delete the details.

  10. Alex walker 12 years ago

    Paul had a look at spain squad for the olimpic games! Unbelievable. 3to1 to win gold medal. Why not they have won everything else!

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Alex, better squad than GB’s for sure and their playing at Hampden so that 4-6-0 formation will go down well with the natives. My only fear about the Olympics is focus because for footballers it’s not that prestigious whereas for the likes of athletes it’s the biggest prize of all.

  11. Alex walker 12 years ago

    That would be great if they played team GB at hampden. Everybody in spain shirts!

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Alex, GB won’t be getting anywhere near Glasgow I’m afraid.

  12. Alex walker 12 years ago


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