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Spanish joy?

| 10.07.2010

Spain are 8/15 favourites to win the World Cup, according to Ladbrokes.

The European champions are 11/10 to claim their maiden global title in 90 minutes, whilst the Netherlands are 11/8 and 11/10 respectively.

English referee Howard Webb is 66/1 to show replicate Graham Poll’s mistake and show three yellow cards to any one player.

The Premier League official has been installed as a 200/1 chance to bag Sports Personality of the Year.

Spokesman Nick Weinberg said: “Webb is the only English World Cup success story.”


Match odds (90 mins)

Spain 11/10
Draw 23/10
Netherlands 5/2

To win World Cup

Spain 8/15
Netherlands 11/8

Netherlands – to win on penalties 9/1
Netherlands – to win after extra-time 11/1
Spain – to win on penalties 9/1
Spain – to win after extra-time 10/1

Any manager to be sent to the stands 20/1
Any player to be sent off 5/2
Any player to be booked for simulation 4/1
Howard Webb to fall over in active play 10/1
Howard Webb to leave the field of play and be replaced through injury 33/1

Howard Webb to show three yellow cards to one player 66/1

Mark van Bommel to be booked 10/11
Mark van Bommel to be sent off 16/1
A Premier League player to score at any time 8/11
Any ‘Van’ player to score at any time 11/10

BBC Sports Personality of the Year

A P McCoy 9/4
Andy Murray 7/1
Graeme McDowell 7/1
Lewis Hamilton 8/1
Jenson Button 16/1
Phil Taylor 16/1
David Haye 20/1
Lee Westwood 20/1
Bradley Wiggins 20/1
Amy Williams 20/1
Justin Rose 25/1
Kevin Pietersen 33/1
Mark Cavendish 33/1
Rory McIlroy 33/1
Ian Poulter 40/1
Amir Khan 50/1
Beth Tweddle 50/1
Graeme Swann 50/1
Luke Donald 50/1
Wayne Rooney 66/1
Andrew Strauss 66/1
Jessica Ennis 66/1
Paul Casey 66/1
Paul Collingwood 66/1
Colin Montgomerie 66/1
Tom Daley 100/1
Steven Gerrard 100/1
Frank Lampard 100/1
Stuart Broad 100/1
Kelly Sotherton 100/1
Ross Fisher 100/1
Victoria Pendleton 100/1
Howard Webb 200/1



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.