Australian Gambling – One month ago 32 countries began a journey towards football immortality. They gathered below Christ the Redeemer in the football-mad nation of Brazil and set about becoming World Cup champions in 2014.

Today only two remain – Germany and Argentina. The European machine vs. the South American powerhouse. Germany gave the host nation the mother of all hidings on the biggest stage in the first semi final, making a mockery of Brazil’s shaky defence in a 7-1 annihilation. The 6-goal defeat was Brazil’s biggest loss in a World Cup match.

Argentina joined Germany in the World Cup final on Thursday morning after a tense penalty shoot-out with Netherlands, following 120 scoreless minutes.