2014 FIFA World Cup: Statistics and Picks
June 10, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
When the FIFA World Cup kicks off on June the 12th, most of the world will be paralyzed for a whole month in awe of the beautiful game's highest stage. Even as soccer has failed to fully launch in North America, there is no way to deny the global impact of soccer. To put the World Cup in perspective, the worldwide media obsession is probably equal to only the Super Bowl, and even the Big Game pales in comparison to the hype of the World Cup.
With all the expectations surrounding the event, which takes place in a different country every four years, even casual fans can enjoy the month-long affair and try to learn something about international soccer.
Taking this into consideration, today we start a two-part article in which we will discuss some of the best bets on the board, as you can try to make some money off the tournament. In this first installment, we will try to answer the biggest question of them all: who will lift the trophy?