Despite pre-tournament concerns over the considerable heat and humidity levels in Brazil, the 2014 World Cup has surpassed all expectations. The football world has been treat to a wonderful tournament packed with enthralling, end-to-end attacking football as each of the thirty-two participants have immersed themselves in the carnival atmosphere created across every town, city and stadium.
Wonderful goals, controversy and breath-taking moments have made Brazil 2014 one of the best tournaments in recent history, with the upcoming Final between Germany and Argentina providing a meeting between two of the greatest nations in world football. Such has been the quality of football played throughout the tournament that billions of football fanatics have not only been glued to the edge of their seats, but also taken to placing bets on the matches as they try and predict the victories from what has proved to be a hugely unpredictable World Cup.
World Cup appeal
Football betting remains one of the most popular gambling markets in the industry, with millions of punters taking to land-based and online bookmakers to place their bets on upcoming matches. Significant advancements in technology not only provided punters with the opportunity to bet online without having to travel to their local bookmaker, but also create downloadable apps for mobile phone and tablet devices which allow bets to be placed wherever you are, whenever you want.
Being able to access a comprehensive betting market at the touch of a button or screen has made the 2014 World Cup such an attractive proposition for gamblers who switched their attention from casino gameplay to join in the football frenzy. From outright tournament winner and top goalscorer to match day accumulators, the World Cup has provided gamblers with a wonderful opportunity to make money. The upcoming third-place play-off and Final is set to round out what has been a wonderful World Cup tournament, with punters having a final opportunity to enjoy the action on the pitch whilst hoping that their predictions come off.