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World Cup odds: Argentina suddenly an underdog to Germany in final
World Cup odds: Argentina suddenly an underdog to Germany in final

From the what-a-difference-a-day-makes category, Argentina has gone from a narrow overall favorite among the World Cup's final four to a sizable underdog in the championship game against Germany. Actually, it took two days for the downgrade to transpire, though most of it happened Tuesday when Germany looked like the greatest thing since sliced pumpernickel. Nothing sways oddsmakers like roadgrading the pre-tournament pick (host Brazil) 7-1 in the semifinals. When the Argentines on Wednesday slipped Ambien into the drinks of viewers across Planet Futbol with their scoreless snoozer that ended in a shootout triumph over the Netherlands, Germany's probable status as favorite in the...

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