Canada were one of the most impressive teams during the group stage of the CONCACAF Gold Cup and may feel aggrieved to be seen as the underdogs for their quarter-final in the eyes of the bookmakers. The Reds enjoyed two comfortable victories before a narrow loss denied them top spot in their group, although it should be noted Costa Rica were one of only two teams to progress with three wins out of three.
Mexico head into the quarter-finals as the 6/4 favourites in the CONCACAF Gold Cup winner odds and will hope to prove why when they face 22/1 outsiders Honduras. Mexico have won the Gold Cup a record 11 times including three of the last five editions so there is plenty of reason to think they are the team to beat.
With Euro 2020 now over, attention is shifting to the upcoming domestic football season but the competition’s impact may be felt here as well. Until the first ball of a new campaign is kicked, the attention of fans tends to be fixated on the transfer market, where the Euro 2020 stars will have drawn the attention of the game’s big spenders.
The delayed European Championship captured our attention this summer, with domestic football taking a back seat after a long season. Club and league rivalries are still bubbling away though, so we tracked the fortunes of every player during the tournament in our Euro 2020 stats to see who contributed the most to it.
England are 13/2 in bwin’s 2022 World Cup winner odds after coming agonisingly close to ending their major trophy drought at the European Championship. The Three Lions broke new ground under Gareth Southgate at Euro 2020, reaching their first major final for 55 years, but football did not return home as Italy claimed a dramatic 3-2 win in a penalty shootout following a tense 1-1 draw.