Group A was the team that kickoff of the 2010 World Cup betting action. So it’s only fitting that Group A was also the first team to see its top two teams advance to the knockout stage of the World Cup odds competition. It was also one of the most interesting groups in the opening round of the World Cup soccer betting as the favorites failed to live up to their top billing and a surprise dark horse emerged from the group stage as the Group A champion.
Uruguay, coming out of the most difficult qualifying region on the planet, came up big in the first three games it played in this year’s World Cup betting action and booked itself a spot in the next round of the soccer betting action by grabbing 7 points. It pulled off a stunning tie with France in its first game and then went on to defeat host South Africa and Mexico in its following matches, which was no easy task.
As it turned out the 1 point earned from the draw with Uruguay was the only point that the French would earn in the 2010 World Cup betting action as the disgraced itself and the entire country by going on strike and losing its next two matches to Mexico and South Africa. Heavily favored to win this group by World Cup odds makers the French came in dead last and tarnished the entire World Cup with its player’s mutiny.
Mexico took advantage by grabbing three points from France and all but eliminating them from the competition. Mexico looked sharp and is as dangerous a team as any in the World Cup betting. It came up short against Uruguay but this is a team that no one wants to play right now. Mexico will play Argentina on Sunday in a match that the soccer odds makers will highly favor the latter team.
South Africa became the first host country to fail to advance to the knockout stage of the World Cup betting action but you could hardly call its efforts disappointing. It fought a very Mexican squad to a draw in the opening game of the tournament and defeated the French in an upset win.
But in the end it’s Uruguay (who will face South Korea) and Mexico that carried this thrilling group competition.