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We were right

Written by Pai Yao

This article first appeared in the Sep/Oct 2014 issue of World Gaming magazine.

For the second consecutive tournament, World Gaming successfully picked the winner of the World Cup as Germany brushed aside all before them to win the biggest prize in international football.

Four years ago, World Gaming successfully tipped Spain to win the 2010 World Cup. Of course, many of you will agree that it didn’t take a rocket scientist to predict that particular result – at the time Spain were by far the dominant side in international football.

This time around, picking the winner of the World Cup wasn’t so easy. Heading to Brazil, there wasn’t a whole lot splitting the game’s big guns – Spain, the Netherlands, Brazil, Argentina, Italy, France and Germany – and there were even a handful of newcomers with a genuine chance of springing an upset, the likes of Belgium, Colombia, Portugal and a resurgent Uruguay.

So it was with careful consideration and close examination of each squad that we eventually settled on Germany as our pick to win the 2014 World Cup. As we wrote in our World Cup preview edition of WGM in May/Jun, “Our money is on Germany to lift their fourth World Cup trophy as their latest ‘Golden Generation’ reaches their prime … Four years ago in South Africa, the second youngest German squad of all time showed their potential in reaching the semi-finals before losing to eventual champions Spain, but with much more big game experience on their side and depth across the park this time they look to us to be the team to beat.”

Germany was paying a healthy $6.50 to win the 2014 World Cup and from the moment they belted Portugal 4-0 in their opening game we knew we were going to go pretty close to collecting on our investment. By the time they had put five past hosts Brazil in the first half of their semi-final in Belo Horizonte, we no longer had any doubts. This German side was destined to win the World Cup.

We should point out too that our accurate tipping didn’t stop there. Immediately after singling out Germany as our pick to lift the trophy, we wrote, “We also like the look of Argentina. They boast the world’s best player in Lionel Messi as well as Manchester City’s lethal striker Sergio Aguero and although expectation is high, they won’t be burdened by it in the same way as host nation Brazil.”

So there you have it – we successfully tipped not only the winners of the 2014 World Cup, but the side that would meet them in the final. Rest assured that there was method to our madness and our good record in sports betting stretches well beyond the World Cup.

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WGM reader wins big!

It pays to listen to what our sports betting gurus have to say. One of our loyal readers, who has been reading WGM since we began back in 2009, paid close attention to our World Cup predictions and placed three quinella bets in which he tried to pick the World Cup finalists.

His picks were Germany to play Spain, Brazil to play Argentina and the one we successfully picked – Germany v Argentina.

The result? A collect of AU$135,000 which, after his AU$28,000 outlay was taken into account, equated to an AU$107,000 – or HK$770,000 – profit.

From WGM we say congratulations to our loyal reader and good on him for listening to our exclusive World Cup tips!