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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Germany's World Cup Odds Not Good Says Rummenigge

One of the most enjoyable things about the build up to the World Cup football tournament is the old 'legends' coming out of the woodwork to give advice and dispense wisdom where it isn't wanted.

Karl-Heinze Rummenigge (who was, admittedly, a true German legend) has this to say about
Germany's odds of winning the 2006 World Cup :

"The team has certain problems, and if it doesn't solve these in defence it has, for me, no chance of becoming world champions."

Hardly patriotic, but not exactly controversial either. However, what Rummenigge fails to explain is just how Germany is expected to solve their defensive problems when they only have friendly matches between now and when the real football starts next summer.

Also, this all reminds me of this time last World Cup when everyone (except the English press, for some strange but prescient reason) was ruling the Germans out. How did they fare last time round ? Runners Up. Hmm....

For those who want a more objective perspective on Germany's odds of winning the 2006 World Cup, the longest odds I could find at time of writing are 8/1 at . If you think Germany are likely to win on home soil, then I'd strongly suggest you take this very generous price and sign up at .

The bookies obviously don't share Mr Rummenigge's doubts about Germany as they are generally third or fourth favourite to win the 2006 World Cup.

posted by mark_s at 7:37 PM


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