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Man United’s Rooney 100/1 to score in the World Cup final!

| 04.03.2014

There are only 100 days to go until the World Cup and Ladbrokes are celebrating a landmark day in the countdown by releasing a series of special 100/1-shot bets about the summer showpiece, with some more believable than others.

First off, you can grab perennial penalty-shoot out chokers, England, to put previous 12-yard form to bed by winning the World Cup on penalties themselves!

After Manchester United’s showing in the Capital One Cup semi-final shoot out, Roy Hodgson may want to swerve the likes of Danny Welbeck and Phil Jones though, whose penalties from that night are still rising.

More plausible for those fans daring to dream, is England’s talisman up top, Wayne Rooney, scoring a goal in the final at 100/1.

If England were to make it all the way to Rio for the greatest fixture in world football, then who else would you rely on other than Wazza to find the net?

Meanwhile, Lionel Messi, arguably the best player to have ever graced the turf is a 100/1 shot to break the World Cup’s tournament goals record of 13, held since 1958 by Just Fontaine.

Given his stature and abilities, Messi has underwhelmed at his two previous World Cups, but on south American soil it feels tailor-made for the Argentine to shine.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “We’re going to offer a series of specials to celebrate landmark days in the countdown to the tournament and thought England winning on penalties was the best place to start. We expect most punters would rather back Messi to break records than England to rewrite history however at that price.”

Switzerland are currently the only side offered at 100/1 to win the World Cup with that price also offered about Theo Walcott or Jermain Defoe ending up as the tournament’s top goalscorers.

Ladbrokes latest betting

Ladbrokes 100/1 World Cup specials

England to win the World Cup final on penalties 100/1
Wayne Rooney to score in the World Cup final 100/1
Lionel Messi to break the Tournament Goalscorer record (Currently 13 Just Fontaine 1958) 100/1

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Christian Crowther

Give Christian a sport with anything remotely spherical in it and he’ll happily while away the hours watching it on the box. However, he’d much prefer writing about, playing or betting on golf, football, cricket, tennis, snooker.... you get the picture.