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Germany second favourites after Rooney injury-bookmakers

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BERLIN, May 2 (Reuters) Germany are second favourites behind champions Brazil to win the World Cup, according to German bookmakers, after England striker Wayne Rooney suffered an injury which is likely to keep him out of the tournament.

BetandWin, Germany's largest private bookmaker, have Brazil as 4-1 favourites while the odds of hosts Germany were cut to 8-1 from 9-1. England are now quoted at 8.5-1, after 7.5-1 before Rooney was injured at the weekend for Manchester United.

Italy are 9-1 and Argentina 10-1. The month-long World Cup starts on June 9.

REUTERS PG PM1801

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