Loser:England, Odds: 63% (1.5:1)
Bets placed: E$58219, betting open: 10:39 CDT 27 May 2002 to 18:59 CDT 1 Jun 2002
Loser:Sweden, Odds: 18% (5.4:1)
Bets placed: E$15639, betting open: 10:39 CDT 27 May 2002 to 18:59 CDT 1 Jun 2002
Winner:Draw, Odds: 17% (5.5:1)
Bets placed: E$14625, betting open: 10:39 CDT 27 May 2002 to 18:59 CDT 1 Jun 2002
England has a lot of star players, Manchest United's David Beckham and Liverpool's Michael Owen, one of the fastest players in the world, to name their brighest. Their team had some major trouble even qualifying for the world cup.
But ever since they hired the Swedish super-coach Sven-Göran Eriksson they have managed to play as a team, resulting in a historical 5-1 win against Germany.
Sweden on the other hand, lacks the major international stars, but have a few bright spots, such as Arsenal's Fredrik Ljungberg and Zlatan Ibrahimovich, who is considered to be one of the biggest soccer talents in the world atm.
Sweden had an impressive record in the world cup qualifiers, not losing a single game, but in a fairly easy group.
England are the favorites here, on paper they have a far superior team to Sweden. But on the other hand, England has historically had a tough time against Sweden.
In their previous ten encounters, England has won one, and that was 1968, 34 years ago.
Red heads or Blondes?
Tea or Trocadero?
Fish and Chips or Meatballs with instant Macaroni?
Who will win, England or Sweden?
Game to be played 02.06.2002 11:30 @ Saitama Stadium 2002, Japan
UPDATE: England 1 - 1 Sweden
Edited by Black2lip at 17:36, 6th Jun 2002 - 33288 Hits