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Crazy odds pay off for Brazil blowout, mega goals bettors

Jul 9, 2014, 11:18 AM EDT

Germany won the cup, and came top in plenty of categories. AP

At least 112 South Korean bettors are super pleased with the outcome of Germany’s 7-1 takedown of Brazil in Tuesday’s World Cup semifinal.

According to Bryan Armen Graham of MicNews, that’s the number of people who bet on Germany scoring 5-plus goals and Brazil netting just one.

That’s a lot of Won won. How about this betting slip from Singapore? Something tells me people were more thinking 5-3 or 4-4…

The crazy thing is how foolish those bets would appear, and how folks who made reasonable bets got skunked. Guess that’s why I don’t wager often.

  1. 8to80texansblog - Jul 9, 2014 at 11:45 AM

    That’s a lot of incentive for a nefarious gambler to approach a Brazilian defender to lose by a lot in a game where they were probably going to lose anyway without their captain and their best player.

    We’ve already seen a match fixing issue in this world cup. Wouldn’t surprise me if it came out that a Brazilian player was implicated for intentionally allowing goals to run up the score.

    Because no way is Brazil THAT bad. They looked like a little league team allowing Germany to have 2 and 3 passes inside the 18yd box before scoring.

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