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Colour the world shocked: Germany traipsed to a shocking 7-1 victory over Brazil in Belo Horizonte last night, marking the worst defeat by any nation in World Cup history. To say the evening couldn’t have ended quicker for Luis Felipe Scolari and his golden lads than it did would be an understatement.
If you thought Holland’s 5-1 defeat over Spain to kick-start Group B was shocking, this was even worse. It’s probably going to be a long while before another nation accomplishes what Germany did to Brazil on home soil last night. Die Mannschaft opened the scoring in the 11th minute to appropriately muted celebration. No showboating was to be had. Just simple high-fives all around and then back to the grind they went. There was plenty of time for Brazil to get back into it and it was clear Germany weren’t about to take anything for granted. Of course, that was before the collapse heard around the world just ten minutes or so later.
Brazil’s defence parted like the Red Sea, clearing the way for Germany to tuck in four unanswered goals in the space of six minutes. The match barely 29 minutes old and Germany were cruising on a 5-0 lead. In the second half, substitute Schurrle deposited two goals to lift Germany’s tally to seven goals on the night. Oscar managed to get a pride goal for Brazil in the 90th minute, but even that wasn’t enough to prevent him from sobbing his heart out on a mates shoulder at the end of the match.
World Cup Odds Updated
Ahead of the semi-finals, Germany were listed at +260 to win the title, second in line to the throne after Argentina at +250. Brazil were listed at +275. That was yesterday.
Today, Germany emerge as the nation to beat at -138 in outright betting markets. Meanwhile, Argentina have moved marginally to +260, while Holland’s odds have swelled from +333 to +400 (the aforementioned pair is set to collide in Brasilia later today).
Another interesting move in World Cup betting markets occurred in the odds for the winning continent. Ahead of the semis, Europe was listed at +100 while South America was matched at -120. Since Germany have booked their place in the final, Europe’s price tag swelled to -333 while South America’s price tag plummeted to +260; that it’s equivalent to Argentina’s odds to win the title is no coincidence, naturally.
Other movements include outright forecast betting odds, where Germany to win the title at the expense of Argentina in the final is now the expected outcome matched at +200. Germany to beat Holland in the final is listed at +275 while Argentina or Holland to win the title at Germany’s expense are listed at +225 and +450, respectively.
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