Let’s turn back the time to 1966. Back then, Udo Jürgens won the Eurovision Song Contest for Austria with the song “Merci Chérie”, Atletico Madrid were Spanish champions, Real Madrid became European Champion Clubs’ Cup Winner (present Champions League) and England triumphed at the FIFA World Cup. 48 years later, the events seems to repeat. The incredible series started with the victory of Drag Queen Conchita Wurst at this year’s Song Contest. A few days later, Atletico Madrid won their 10th Spanish Championship in club’s history through a 1-1 draw in the last match at FC Barcelona.
The third fact followed one week later in the Champions League Final. Atletico Madrid was 1-0 in lead till the 93th minute, but a goal from Sergio Ramos brought Real Madrid back. Finally, Real celebrated a 4-1 win after extra time. “La Decima” was done and the incredible series continued.
Another parallel concerns the Spanish club Betis Sevilla. The Andalusians (in this year’s Europa League Round of 16!) finished the Primera Division at the bottom of the table and relegated to the Segunda Division. 48 years ago, Betis finished the 1965/66 season also at the bottom of the table and relegated to the second legue.
So, will this series be continued and England wins the World Cup 2014? For the bookies the “Three Lions” are traded as a dangerous underdog. Currently, you find the best odd for World Champion England at Bet365 with 29.00. Higher rated are host Brazil, defending champion Spain, Argentina and Germany. These four teams are the top favorites for all bookmakers.
The English fans believe in the title. Truly, madly, deeply!
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