Only 16 teams are left in the 2021 Futsal World Cup following the group stage. Ahead of the quarter-finals, we checked the main favorites who can still win the trophy. We can find the defending champions, Argentina in them along with Brazil and the Russian Federation who are all mentioned in the 2021 Futsal World Cup winner odds.
The 9th edition of the Futsal World Cup is held in Lithuania between 12 September and 3 October. 24 teams started the tournament but only 16 are left now following the group stage. With the first two teams from each group advancing to the last 16 along with the four best third teams. We can find the usual football powerhouses, like Brazil, Argentina, and Spain in the best teams. Along with Russia, Iran, and Portugal who will also aim for their first World Cup title. Argentina is the defending champions while Brazil has been the most successful nation with five world cup wins so far. Five years ago they were knocked out already in the last 16 by Iran, but they are not very likely to suffer a similar defeat from their next opponent, Japan.
2021 Futsal World Cup Winner Odds Expect Another Brazilian Victory
Brazil has won the Futsal World Cup five times so far. The first three were between 1989 and 1996, plus two more in 2008 and 2012. They also finished as runners-up in 2000, making them the most successful team in the history of the sport. So their performance in the previous World Cup in Columbia was a huge shock for everyone. As the Selecao was knocked out by Iran in the last 16. Now Marquinhos Xavier’s team wants to reach the final again and win their sixth title. Online sportsbooks in Lithuania favor them to do so and offer the odds of 2.87 for their victory.
The team captain, Rodrigo, can lead his team to victory. Along with other players from top futsal clubs like Barcelona, Inter, and Cartagena. They must know well the Spanish team who is also mentioned in the favorites by 2021 Futsal World Cup winner odds. Spain has won the World Cup twice before, in 2000 and 2004. They also got the silver three more times. But last time Spain didn’t perform well either after losing against Russia in the quarter-finals. In Lithuania, their team has been very confident so far after winning all their games. Their odds to win their third title now are 6.00 on bet365.
Russia, Iran, and Portugal Can Also Win Their First Title
Russia, aka RFU was the runner-up in the previous World Cup in 2016 after losing in the final against Argentina. They won the European Championship in 1999 and have been getting better and better in each tournament. We can find one of the best futsal players of all time, Brazilian-born Eder Lima in their squad who is likely to play in his last tournament. The Russian team also won all their games in the group and will meet Vietnam in the last 16. They should get the win in which case they can meet Argentina again in the next round.
The Albiceleste knocked out the USA in their first match here with an 11-0 victory. Matias Lucuix’s team also won their next two matches against Iran and Serbia and will play against Paraguay next. Several players from the World Cup-winning team are still playing, making them another favorite. Online gambling sites in Lithuania offer the odds of 6.50 for their victory. While Iran’s odds to win their first title are 10.00. The best Asian team appears in its eighth World Cup. They finished third in the last tournament and can get an even better result this time. Just like the reigning European champions, Portugal has the odds of 13.00 to win the World Cup. Their best result has been also a third place so far and they finished fourth five years ago.