Now that the first round of games in the 2014 FIFA World Cup have concluded, here are the top 10 teams most-likely to win the World Cup. Note that the top 10 list doesn’t factor in the first match of the second round of games that was played today between Brazil and Mexico.
1. Brazil — 54% (unchanged)
2. Argentina — 15% (Argentina are the biggest beneficiary of Spain getting beat 5-1 by Netherlands, increasing their chances of winning from 10% to 15%)
3. Germany — 8.8% (increased from 4.5% after defeating Portugal)
4. Netherlands — 5.5% (an increase from 1.2%)
5. Spain — 5.1% (a huge drop from the 21% odds at the beginning of the tournament)
6. Colombia — 3.3% (increased from 1.6%; They now have a 94% chance of making it out of their group)
7. France — 1.9% (increase from 1.2%)
8. Chile — 1.5% (increase from 1.0% at beginning of World Cup)
9. Mexico — 0.7% (increase from 0.2%)
10. USA — 0.6% (increase from 0.2%).
Read Chris’s simulations of who will advance past the group stage, as well as who will advance through the knockout stages to win the World Cup.
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