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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50/1 Ivory Coast
150/1 South Korea
250/1 South Africa
500/1 New Zealand
500/1 Northern Ireland
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