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One Aussie fan has placed three-figure punt on the Socceroos to lift the World Cup

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One Aussie fan has placed three-figure punt on the Socceroos to lift the World Cup

Who said Socceroos fans are pessimistic about their chances?

One brave punter seems confident that the Socceroos are going to go all the way and lift the World Cup in Qatar.

That’s right, not only are they backing Australia to make it out of the group stage, but they’re predicting Graham Arnold’s men to trump the likes of Argentina, Brazil, and England to lift the cup.

They’re so confident that, according to TAB, they’ve placed a $100 bet on the side at $251 to $1 odds.

I mean, crazier things have happened.

We all remember the 5000 to one odds Leicester had to take home a 38-game Premier League season.

And while we’ve never made it past the round of 16, who knows what could happen at football’s grandest stage?

Still bitter at Italy for that defeat in Germany by the way.

If the Socceroos do manage to pull a cat out of the bag and become the first Asian confederation team to win the World Cup, the punter will net a cool $25,100.

Think it’s safe to say this is the most confident Socceroos fan out there.

We’ll have to dig deep to make it out of a group stage with reigning World Cup champions France in there, as well as Denmark and Tunisia.

Credit: Stephen Lioy / Alamy
Credit: Stephen Lioy / Alamy

However, in Arnie we trust, who says he’s picked his squad based to adapt to those different squads.

At the press conference following the Socceroos squad announcement, he said: “It's obvious that I I've been watching France, I've been watching Tunisia and I've been watching Denmark.

“And as I said, it's 32 of the best nations in the world and we're going to make sure that we're ready, especially in the midfield area, making sure that we're adaptable.

“And we can play in any way if it's a 4-4-2 system defensively, or if it's a 4-5-1, or even a 5-4-1 or 5-3-2, it's something completely different that we will adjust and make sure we get our game plan right and have the players that can do that.”

Featured Image Credit: PA Images / Alamy. UK Sports Pics Ltd / Alamy.

Topics: Football, Australia, Football World Cup, Qatar

Jayden Collins
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