The 2014 World Cup kicks-off Thursday in Brazil, Latin America’s largest economy. Overall, there are 32 teams in the World Cup, 21 of which have at least one U.S.-listed country-specific exchange traded fund.
Groupings for what is widely seen as the best World Cup field ever were released in late 2013 and at that time, we took a look at some of the single-country ETFs linked to the nations with reasonable to high odds of hoisting the cup when the tournament concludes next month. [10 ETFs for Possible World Cup Winners]
Of course, the odds have changed since then as injuries have been revealed and rosters have been finalized. Prior to Thursday, we will revisit the ETFs tracking the countries with high odds of winning the 2014 World Cup.
However, this list is a look at the pretenders or those countries with low odds of winning the championship. For investors, the good news there are some solid ETFs tracking countries that are not threats to be World Cup Champions.
Odds are courtesy of Sky Bet as of Friday afternoon June 6, 2014.