Every four years, there comes a time for celebration for football fans and a moment of despair for their wives and girlfriends (and perhaps the other way round in some cases), when the football World Cup comes around.
For some women, their menfolk will simply seem to disappear from view for about four weeks in June while the FIFA World Cup is held in Brazil. So, how best to approach this phenomenon? You can go off and do your own thing, or, you can decide that even though you’re not that into football matches, you can join your man in front of the TV (at home or down at the pub), and get involved in what is one of the most exciting sports spectacles in the world.
This is the first time Brazil has hosted the World Cup in modern times, the last time being in 1950. And if any nation knows how to make football exciting, it’s Brazil. The country holds the record for the most World Cup wins – five – and it looks set to win its sixth this year. Betfair currently has Brazil as the favourite to win, priced at around 3/1.
Having a bet on the World Cup is certainly one way to feel more involved. You can get odds on all kinds of different bets – who will score the winning goal in the final game, which team will be first out, which player will score the most goals during the tournament. You get the idea. Read a few sports articles and take a look at Betfair to see what odds are available. Having some money riding on the outcome of the game adds to the excitement, especially if you’re not that into watching the actual game. And if you place your bets on Betfair, the world’s biggest betting exchange, there are no bookies involved either. It’s just individual punters placing bets and accepting other people’s bets.
If you really see yourself as a football widow, and that you can’t get into the spirit of things at all, then you’ll have to just hope that your man’s team gets knocked out early, and that their interest wanes with that defeat!