⚽️ If Not USA, Then Who?

The tournament favorites and the two-time defending champs were sent packing early...so now what? With the Women's World Cup quarterfinals about to begin, let's check in on the top contenders. A lot of options...🏆 (2 min read)

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World Cup Update

At this point in the news cycle I’m sure you’ve seen your fair share of World Cup drama, specifically this penalty kick that ultimately knocked out Team USA 👇

But a goal is a goal and that’s what VAR is for, time to move on. With eight teams left and the first game of the Quarters kicking off tomorrow, take a look at the current bracket 🤝

Aside from the USWNT’s stunning defeat, other major storylines from the Round of 16 include the underdog Colombia extending their surprising run to their first ever quarterfinals appearance. This scene was amazing 🇨🇴

And don’t forget heavily-favored England narrowly surviving an upset scare of their own against Nigeria just a few days ago 👀

But despite the close call, oddsmakers are now backing the ladies from England to capture their first ever World Cup trophy. Take an updated look at title odds ahead of quarterfinal action 👇

  • England: +200

  • Spain: +380

  • France: +550

  • Japan: +550

  • Australia: +750

  • Sweden: +950

  • Netherlands: +1300

  • Colombia: +2900

If you’re thinking of fading the favorite, I don’t blame ya. You can make a convincing case for several contenders, and the rest of bracket is loaded with intriguing matchups 🍿

  • Spain and France are both near the top of the odds board, and rightly so after the two teams won by four goals apiece in the Round of 16 💪

  • But I think it’s Japan that has the most compelling case of all. They have the championship pedigree, they’ve won all their games this tournament (outscoring their opponents 14-1, including a dominant 4-0 showing against Spain) and they have the current frontrunner for this year’s Golden Boot 👇

+550 for a team as dangerous as Japan is great value, but if that’s not steep enough for ya, who wouldn’t love rooting for the host nation at +750? And if Sweden can take down the USA, they can take down anyone. What I’m trying to say is, the field is as wide-open as ever — so who ya got? 😎

Trivia Question: What is the only country with both Men’s and Women’s World Cup titles?

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For My Parlay Gurus

If we’re talking EST, the quarterfinals are set to kick off tonight at 9pm with Spain-Netherlands. And for the diehard fans, we’ve got Japan-Sweden going down afterwards at 3:30am. I’ll be fast asleep by the time this parlay cashes, but I’m rocking with both Spain and Japan to win in regulation. Check it out 👇

  • Spain ML vs. Netherlands (90 minutes): -120

  • Japan ML vs. Sweden (90 minutes): +115

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Trivia Answer: Germany has four Men’s World Cup titles, tied for second all time, and they won back-to-back Women’s World Cups in 2003 and 2007

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