And we all know how this one panned out.
— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) June 21, 2014
And you think Argentina had a lot riding on their clash with the lowly ranked Iranians at the World Cup?
One punter in Las Vegas liked what he saw from the Argies and loaded up to the tune of two bets worth $350,000 in total.
Such were the overwhelming odds on Argentina beating Iran, the man stood to win just $30,000 from his massive bet.
On paper it seems a no-brainer and an easy way to make a year’s wage for some people in an hour-and-a-half, but he would have been feeling very sick in the stomach for the first 90 minutes.
And we can only imagine the victory dance he would have done when he saw the silky shot from Lionel Messi land in the back of the next in injury-time to seal the 1-0 victory for his side.