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England 11/2 third favourites to win 2018 World Cup after Spain exit

England odds to win World Cup slashed after Spain are knocked out of the tournament by hosts Russia

England’s chances of winning the 2018 World Cup are improving without them needing to play a game.

As the Three Lions warm up for Tuesday’s crunch last sixteen clash against Colombia, the big names continue to tumble out of the competition and the latest is Spain.

La Roja were bundled out by a disciplined Russia team who managed to draw 1-1 with the 2010 winners before eventually qualifying for the last eight on penalties.

It means that England are now the favourites to reach the final out of the teams in the bottom half and bet365 go 11/2 that Gareth Southgate’s team are celebrating victory in the World Cup final.

England have a tough assignment simply to reach the last eight of the competition when they clash with Colombia, although the Three Lions will feel as though the path to the World Cup final looks fairly manageable.

Perhaps the defeat against Belgium will prove to be a blessing in disguise, with France chalked up as the 7/2 outright favourites and Les Bleus are looking in good nick after a 4-3 win over Argentina.

Brazil are the same price ahead of their last sixteen match against Mexico, with Belgium third favourites before they clash with Japan and the Red Devils could set up a mouth-watering last eight match against Brazil.

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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