The United States is no longer the favorite to win the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

United States' head coach Vlatko Andonovski gestures to Julie Ertz, left, following the Women's World Cup Group E soccer match between the United States and the Netherlands in Wellington, New Zealand, Thursday, July 27, 2023. (AP Photo/Andrew Cornaga)

The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup has reached the knockout rounds. The field has been cut in half after three matches in the group stages. The Round of 16 begins at 1 a.m. ET on Saturday as the tournament transitions into a single-elimination event.

The United States — who was the favorite coming into the event — squeaked into the knockout stages. The Stars and Stripes were the runners-up in Group E to The Netherlands after a 0-0 draw with Portugal on matchday three.

A couple of poor showings and a tough knockout stage draw have seen the two-time defending World Cup winners knocked off their perch as the chalk favorite. The United States now has the joint-second-shortest odds (+470) to win the Women’s World Cup behind England (+270) and level with Spain at FanDuel Sportsbook.

This news comes as no surprise to viewers as the Lionesses have looked sharp thus far. England topped Group D with three wins from three games, scoring eight and allowing just one goal during that span. Meanwhile, the U.S. won just one and drew two in its group, scoring four and allowing one. Spain also can’t be counted out, despite finishing second in Group C, due to its quality and roster depth.

Other teams are beginning to creep up on the odds boards too. France (+650), The Netherlands (+900) and Japan (+900) have also looked hugely impressive, the latter of which beat out Spain for the top spot in Group C. Australia (+1000) will also likely be getting superstar goalscorer Sam Kerr back soon, which will boost the Matildas’ spirits and odds in front of their home crowd.

Those are the only teams with 10/1 odds or shorter to lift the World Cup trophy on August 20. Let’s take a look at the full odds board ahead of the knockout stages.

Odds to win the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

According to FanDuel Sportsbook as of August 3, 2023

England (+270)

United States (+470)

Spain (+470)

France (+650)

Japan (+900)

Netherlands (+900)

Australia (+1000)

Sweden (+1800)

Colombia (+4400)

Denmark (+8000)

Norway (+8000)

Nigeria (+12000)

Jamaica (+16000)

Switzerland (+16000)

South Africa (+28000)

Morocco (+43000)


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