Paddy Power refund €500k on final

It may not have been a vintage World Cup final but it was definitely one to forget for top bookie Paddy Power, who had pledged to refund a massive range of losing bets if it finished 0-0.

The goalless draw after 90 minutes triggered the costly refund which saw the bookmaker return a staggering €500,000 back into its punters pockets.

Looking ahead to 2014 and, despite Sunday’s all-European World Cup final, it's five-time champions Brazil who have been installed as the bookie's favourites to win the next World Cup.

With home advantage in 2014 the Samba Boys are currently 3/1 with Paddy Power to win a record sixth FIFA World Cup ahead of Argentina at 11/2 and reigning World Cup champions Spain at 13/2.

England are 14/1 shots while Ireland are massive 125/1 outsiders.

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2014 World Cup 3/1  Brazil 11/2  Argentina 13/2  Spain 10/1  Germany 12/1  Holland 16/1  Italy 14/1  England 20/1  France 25/1  Portugal 40/1  Uruguay 40/1  Chile 40/1  Russia 50/1  Ivory Coast 50/1  Mexico 50/1  Paraguay 50/1  Turkey 66/1  Ghana 66/1  Cameroon 66/1  Serbia 66/1  Nigeria 66/1  USA 66/1  Sweden 80/1  Egypt 80/1  Algeria 100/1  Australia 100/1  Denmark 100/1  Slovakia 100/1  Switzerland 125/1  Ireland 125/1  Greece 150/1  South Korea 150/1  Japan 200/1  Slovenia 200/1  Scotland 250/1  South Africa 500/1  New Zealand 500/1  Wales 500/1  Northern Ireland

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