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Africa's World Cup teams have no chance according to bookies

WORLD CUP BOUND: Nigeria are 150/1 to win this summer's extravaganza

WITH THE World Cup just 50 days away Africa's quintet of representatives at this year's World Cup are among the big outsiders for this summer's tournament.

Bookies William Hill have Egypt, Nigeria and Senegal at 150/1 while Morocco and Tunisia seemingly even less chance at 300/1 and 750/1 respectively.

With the World Cup 50 days away on April 25, the bookies are predicting the highest ever turnover for an international football tournament. Well over £1bn is expected to be wagered across the betting industry over the month and a day that the tournament is on in Russia.

Germany have been the best backed side with 17% of all wagers on the tournament, while England are next having been backed by 10.5%. There is a discrepancy in the prices between those two however, with Germany 9/2 joint favourites alongside Brazil while England are 16/1.

“England’s traditionally patriotic fans are out in force once again as the countdown begins with one in every ten bets being placed on them lifting the World Cup,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “16/1 isn’t the biggest price they have ever been going into a tournament however, the Three Lions are still some way behind the market leaders.”

World Cup 2018 winner: 9/2 Brazil; 9/2 Germany; 11/2 France; 6/1 Spain; 9/1 Argentina; 11/1 Belgium; 16/1 England; 25/1 Portugal; 25/1 Uruguay; 28/1 Croatia; 33/1 Colombia; 50/1 Poland; 50/1 Russia; 100/1 Denmark; 100/1 Mexico; 100/1 Switzerland; 150/1 Egypt; 150/1 Nigeria; 150/1 Senegal; 150/1 Serbia; 150/1 Sweden; 200/1 Peru; 250/1 Iceland; 250/1 Japan; 300/1 Costa Rica; 300/1 Morocco; 300/1 South Korea; 500/1 Australia; 500/1 Iran; 750/1 Tunisia; 1000/1 Panama; 1000/1 Saudi Arabia

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