This isn’t an April Fools Day joke – there is actually 201 people out there who think the Socceroos will win the World Cup!

That’s what the betting is telling us anyway, with only 201 bets being placed on Australia to go all the way in Brazil to date with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au.

All in all, the grand total of money bet on the Socceroos is $675 – That’s an average bet of only just over $3 per bet!

Fortunately its better news for the Socceroos in their upcoming friendly v South Africa, where they have well and truly been the best backed team as $1.50 favourites.

“As a nation we kind of know our Socceroos face an uphill battle to do well at the upcoming World Cup but there’s a patriotic bunch among us – 201 to be exact!” said sportsbet.com.au’s Shaun Anderson.

Markets courtesy of sportsbet.com.au:

Australia v South Africa

$1.50 Australia

$4.00 Draw
$6.50 South Africa

World Cup – Australia v Chile

$1.50 Chile

$3.80 Draw
$7.00 Australia

World Cup – Australia v Netherlands

$8.00 Australia

$4.50 Draw
$1.36 Netherlands

World Cup – Australia v Spain

$12 Australia

$5.50 Draw
$1.22 Spain

World Cup Winner

$4.00 Brazil

$6.00 Argentina
$6.50 Germany
$7.50 Spain

$20 Belgium
$21 France
$26 Italy, Portugal, England, Colombia, Uruguay, Netherlands
$501 Australia