Switzerland today caused one of the all time great World Cup shocks by beating World Cup favourite’s Spain 1-0 .
Switzerland had been quoted as high as 14/1 to triumph in the Group H opener but a goal from Gelson Fernandes was enough to stun the world of football .
Chile beat a poor Honduras side 1-0 in the other Group H game at lunchtime today .
Spain may need to beat Chile and Honduras in their forthcoming matches in order to be certain of qualifying for the knouckout stages .
Spanish coach vicente Del Bosque remained positive after the game and commented that "In football you can always lose but I feel a sense of avenging this defeat."
Bookmaker reaction to the Spanish defeat was muted and Spain remain favourites with both Coral and William Hill to lift the Trophy .
However Skybet have gone out on a limb by making Argentina 5/1 favourites and going best priced Spain and Brazil at 11/2 .
Germany have been the stars of the first week of the tournament and they are now half the price available pre tournament .
Germany have a classic World Cup pedigree and whilst all of the fancied teams have struggled to score goals they have proven fire power and in Miroslav Klose one of the all time top World Cup scorers .
Germany next play Serbia on friday lunchtime in a game they will be expected to win comfortably . However at a best price 15/2 with Extrabet for Germany to win the 2010 World Cup the value has probably now gone .
After the 14/1 Swiss shock today , will history repeat itself on Friday evening where Algeria are best priced 14/1 with Victor Chandler to beat England .
History can’t repeat itself can it ? .