Brazil vs Germany: 'Crazy' Bets on Germany Pay Off for UK Punters

One punter, from Essex in southeast England, had 5 pounds($8.50, 6.30 euros) riding on a 7-1 Germany win over Brazil in the 2014 FIFA World Cup semifinals, and he is now 2,500 pounds the richer.

updated: July 10, 2014 14:26 IST
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London: Germany's 7-1 thrashing of Brazil was deemed "crazier than a bag of raccoons" by reeling bookmakers on Wednesday after some British punters lined their pockets betting on the freak result. (Also read: Baichung Bhutia bets on Germany to lift FIFA World Cup trophy)

Of the major betting chains, Paddy Power and William Hill priced the astonishing World Cup semifinal result at 500/1, while Ladbrokes had it at 1,000/1. (Also read: Chinese student jumps to death after losing bets)

Among the hundreds of thousands of punters, nobody predicted the 7-1 hammering at Ladbrokes or William Hill, while four Paddy Power customers predicted the scoreline. (Also read: Norwegian wins bet on Luis Suarez World Cup bite)

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