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Bet on the World Cup at Intertops.Com

28 May 2002

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua – (Press Release) --The 2002 FIFA World Cup kicks off this week in South Korea and Japan to the fanfare of millions of soccer fans across the globe, as the national teams from 32 countries battle it out for world soccer supremacy. The World Cup has not only emerged as one of the world's biggest sporting events, it has also developed into one of the most widely bet events in the world.

Accepting unprecedented amounts of bets on other major sporting events, is prepared to receive over 400,000 individual bets on this year's World Cup. Offering over 80 betting options on the tournament, has also produced unique proposition bets on the tournament and odds on all 32 teams to win the championship. Michael Maerz, chief bet manager at, is available for comment about gambling on the World Cup throughout the tournament.

    Current Odds: *All odds are subject to change*

    Odds To Win 2002 FIFA World Cup (favorites & notables)
    Argentina                 3/1
    France                    4/1
    Italy                     5/1
    Brazil                    6/1
    Germany                   8/1
    England                   9/1
    Spain                     10/1
    Portugal                  12/1
    Russia                    40/1
    Japan                     50/1
    USA                       80/1
    Mexico                    100/1
    China                     200/1
    Saudi Arabia              250/1

    Teams to meet in World Cup Final (favorites)
    Argentina vs. Italy       5/1
    France vs. Italy          6/1
    Germany vs. Argentina     8/1
    Argentina vs. Spain       9/1
    Brazil vs. Italy          9/1
    Germany vs. France        10/1
    Argentina vs. Portugal    12/1
    France vs. Spain          12/1
    England vs. Italy         12/1
    Germany vs. Brazil        14/1
    France vs. Portugal       14/1

    Who will be the top goal scorer in the 2002 World Cup (favorites)
    David Trezeguet (France)       7/1
    Thierry Henry (France)         8/1
    Hernan Crespo (Argentina)      8/1
    Michael Owen (England)         8/1
    Christian Vieri (Italy)        10/1
    Raul Gonzalez (Spain)          10/1
    Gabriel Batistuta (Argentina)  12/1
    Rivaldo (Brazil)               12/1
    Ronaldo (Brazil)               12/1
    Fernando Morientes (Brazil)    15/1
    Claudio Lopez (Argentina)      18/1

    When will the USA be knocked out of the World Cup
    Group Stage          11/25
    Last 16              11/4
    Quarter-Finals       8/1
    Semi-Finals          20/1
    Runners-up           66/1
    Winners              80/1

    Odds to win Group D
    Portugal             1/2
    Poland               11/4
    USA                  8/1
    South Korea          8/1

    For More Information and a complete list of odds, visit Intertops.

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