So Much for Italy Having the 6th Shortest Odds to Win 2018 World Cup

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Italy now joins a small, exclusive group that few soccer teams have any interest in joining:  Soccer superstars to sit out the 2018 FIFA World Cup after failing to qualify.

Italy had been listed at 13/2 odds of winning the 2018 World Cup before losing their qualifier to Sweden on Monday. 

Italy is probably the most shocking of the four regulars that so far have failed to qualified including the US, Netherlands and Chile.  The Italians are 6 times World Cup finalists and 4 times World Cup winners.

Italy misses the World Cup for the first time since 1958.

2018 World Cup Futures
Team Odds
Germany +500
France +550
Brazil +600
Spain +700
Argentina +800
Belguim +1400
Italy +1800
England +2000
Portugal +2200
Colombia +2800
Russia +3300
Uruguay +4000
Croatia +4000
Mexico +6600
Poland +6600
Switzerland +8000
Serbia +10000
Sweden +12500
Denmark +15000
Japan +15000
Ivory Coast +15000
Nigeria +15000
Greece +20000
Costa Rica +20000
Republic of Ireland +20000
Iceland +20000
South Korea +25000
Morocco +25000
Peru +25000
Iran +25000
Egypt +30000
Australia +30000
Slovakia +50000
Northern Ireland +50000
Senegal +50000
South Africa +100000

- Alistair Prescott,

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