What is the Meaning of ‘Dnb’ in Soccer Betting?

With the 2014 World Cup in Brazil coming up, the excitement is building. The world’s greatest sporting event is almost upon us and the betting is already starting to heat up. Many bookmakers have unveiled their selection of betting odds for the big occasion and one term that has caught our attention is ‘Dnb’. What is this seemingly random acronym that has caused such a stir in the world of soccer betting?

Here, we’ll tell you about ‘Dnb’ and what it means for soccer bettors.

What is ‘Dnb’?

If you’re reading this you’ll most probably know what ‘Dnb’ is. If not, it’s time to find out. ‘Dnb’ is an abbreviation for ‘Dance-na-Battle’. It’s a popular annual competition that pits amateur dancers against each other in a battle of the sexes. The dance-offs are usually held in the spring and feature a number of couples performing different dance styles in front of a panel of judges. The rules are strict and include everything from the number of steps to the type of dance. There are usually eight to ten rounds of dancing, with three to four episodes per week. The outcome is decided by whichever dancer scores the highest number of points in the end. Think ‘Hockney vs Warhol’ with a bit of ‘Rio vs São Paulo’ on top. If you’re not familiar, check out this 2014 Dnb video to get an idea of what it’s all about:

The global phenomenon that is ‘Dnb’ has now been adapted for use in football. Similar events have sprung up across North America and Europe and the name ‘DNB Derby’ has been adopted for the unofficial championship that takes place each year. The first Dnb soccer competition was held recently in London and England’s most famous football club, Liverpool, was the team to beat. While the exact rules of the game are still being finalised, it’s basically a modified form of the traditional 5-a-side tournament with no set number of players per team. The aim is to score as many goals as possible within the time limit, with the most creative and innovative players usually being the ones to beat. Sound familiar? It should. ‘Dnb’ is simply a different take on the old ‘Tackle’ challenge from ‘street soccer’ that has been modified to fit the soccer ball.

Will ‘Dnb’ Have Any Effect On The Soccer World Cup?

This is a question that everyone is asking themselves at the moment and the short answer is yes, it probably will. The 2014 World Cup in Brazil will be the first to be influenced by ‘Dnb’ and it’s already making a difference. Since the rules of the game have been relaxed to allow more creativity and less strict adherence to the 4-4-2 formation, teams are able to play to their strengths and playmakers like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo can roam more freely within their own half of the pitch. While the exact effects of ‘Dnb’ on the tournament are hard to predict, it’s clear that it’s changed the face of world soccer. If you want to bet on the World Cup, now is the perfect time to do it. The term ‘underdog’ doesn’t seem quite as fitting any more. The favorites are starting to falter and it’s opened up a whole new chapter in World Cup history. We’re excited to be a part of it.

Is ‘Dnb’ Just A Fad Or Will It Catch On?

There’s no question that ‘Dnb’ has swept the world of soccer in a wave of popularity that is unparalleled. It’s currently the most followed sports competition on Twitter and it’s one of the most popular topics on the popular soccer streaming site, Twitch. It’s also spawned a number of copycat events and competitions around the world. Similar competitions such as the São Paulo dance battle have been held in cities like Melbourne, Australia and Vancouver, Canada. There’s definitely something in the water in Brazil. In the words of one excited fan, “The way football is developing in South America, the Caribbean and North America, I believe that the future of soccer is very bright.” And we couldn’t agree more.

Should You Bet On The Soccer World Cup?

If you’ve been paying any attention at all to soccer then you’ll know that it’s a pretty popular sport around these parts. It’s always been popular but for some reason, in recent years, it seems to have attracted a whole new audience. Why? Maybe it’s the creativity and innovation that comes with this new generation of players or the increasing popularity of social media. Whatever the reason, if you’re looking for a sport to bet on, then soccer is the perfect choice. It’s a quick, easy game to pick up and play and anyone can join in. That anyone can join in reminds us of a saying attributed to American baseball player and Hall of Famer, Ty Cobb: “You can’t teach hustle.” It’s clear that some players and fans are already finding creative ways to have some ‘Dnb’ fun during Brazil’s big summer event. Check out this fan-made promo spot for the upcoming tournament:

There’s been a surge of interest in wagering on the World Cup and it seems like sportsbooks are responding by offering better odds. It’s time to celebrate the unique culture that is the Brazilian National Team and its supporters with some good old-fashioned hooliganism. Who knows? Maybe they’ll even let you join in.