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Saturday 20 September 2014

One Paddy Power punter correctly predicted 7-1 obliteration in Brazil-Germany semi

Published 09/07/2014 | 00:06

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Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari reacts during his team's 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte July 8, 2014. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich (BRAZIL  - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP)
Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari reacts during his team's 2014 World Cup semi-finals against Germany at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte

Some genius punters called the unbelievable Brazil takedown in Belo Horizonte tonight, with one canny bettor in particular putting a fiver stake on Germany to win 7-1 – at odds of 500/1.

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The UK punter walked away with £3,500 profit from the speculative bet.

A few other lucky winners went for a cheeky flutter on a 5-0 score by half time, netting themselves some healthy four-figure sums after just 45 minutes of this historic semi-final. 

A Paddy Power spokesperson said, “It was nice that that the rest of the Brazil team decided to miss the match in tribute to Neymar and Silva – but on reflection they’ll probably realise it kind of backfired.”

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