Brasilia: Germany are red-hot favourites to win the World Cup today, according to British bookmakers, with punters piling money on them to conquer Argentina in the final.

Major betting firms have Germany as odds-on favourites to win the tournament after their 7-1 semi-final demolition of hosts Brazil.

Paddy Power, Coral and William Hill price Germany at 4/6 and Argentina 6/5 to lift the trophy while Ladbrokes make Germany 7/10 and Argentina 23/20.