The FIFA World Cup is arguably one of the most popular sporting events in the world, with the quadrennial tournament habitually reaching billions of viewers across the globe.
The tournament is contested by members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body with the national teams’ qualification phase usually occurring a number of years prior to the tournament phase itself.
During the qualification phase a multitude of eligible teams are whittled down to 31 finalists while the host nation completes the list of 32 finalists by automatically qualifying to take part in the month-long FIFA World Cup.
The first iteration of the World Cup was held in 1930, with the tournament held every four years thereafter except for 1942 and 1946 when the tournament was cancelled as a result of World War II. The first FIFA World Cup was hosted by Uruguay in 1930, this event ushered in a new era in football with the inaugural event hailed as a financial and sporting success.
The 20 World Cup tournaments held to date have been won by eight teams with Brazil claiming the title 5 times, Germany and Italy boast 4 victories apiece while Argentina and the inaugural winner Uruguay both claiming two victories with England, France and Spain each claiming a single title.
Now with the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia fast approaching, soccer punters are in the ideal position to take advantage of all the soccer action on offer over a period of a month.
Betting on the most prestigious association football tournament in the world is made all the more simple by Sun International’s online sportsbook, Sunbet. Not only can football punters bet from any device but they can also access a great variety of football-related markets that offer value bets.
Sun International’s online sportsbook, Sunbet offers soccer punters a wealth of betting option when it comes to the Premier League. With a number of betting markets that range from the simplest 3-way bet that requires the punter to predict which team will win or if there will be a draw, all the way to more sophisticated bets such as the Double Chance. This particular bet allows soccer punters to cover two of the three possible outcomes of a particular match that includes home team and draw, away team and draw as well as home team and away team to win the soccer match.
Sunbet also offers all of the popular soccer bets that include, Correct Score, Halftime/Fulltime, European Handicaps, Match Flow and much more.
If that wasn’t enough Sunbet also offer live in-play betting or in-running betting, on a large selection of Premier League matches giving punters the opportunity of assessing the form of each team whilst the match is being played live. Betting live in-play largely removes the guesswork and minimises the risk in comparison to striking a pre-match bet.
Sunbet is the ideal South African online soccer sportsbook that regularly offers soccer promos and competitions, not forgetting an extensive local and international soccer coupon.