Now that the World Cup 2014 knock-out stages are in full swing, penalties have begun deciding teams’ fate in the tournament.
Just this past weekend alone, Chile and Greece were sent packing with dreams of hoisting the trophy shattered while Brazil and Costa Rica moved on, all thanks to a handful of players netting a shot from twelve yards out.
In those aforementioned match last night between Costa Rica and Greece, the central American nation won 5-3 and converted all of their spot-kicks with Joel Campbell and Bryan Ruiz, Arsenal and Fulham loanees respectively, both finding the back of the net.
There is no more gut-wrenching feeling for a team than having their tournament hopes dashed by penalties, just ask Chile, and the same can be said for bet makers.
Fortunately for the latter group, bet365 is giving those whose team was knocked out of the tournament via penalties a second chance.
Bet365 utilises the Penalty Payback offer, which offers betters their money back if the team they bet to Win Outright loses on penalties. Those who put all of their eggs on Chile and Greece didn’t lose anything, while Brazil and Costa Rica supporters had nothing to lose if things went the other way, either.
It would not surprise anyone to see any of their four remaining round of 16 games go down to the very end, and, with heavyweights like Germany (4/1) Argentina (4/1) and France (9/1) all having favourable odds to finish the tournament on top, this is the best way to ensure you cover your butt on a bet.
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