Germany are given a 24 percent chance of claiming the World Cup trophy.
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What happens when a global investment bank gets its computers to run 10,000 virtual tournaments to guesstimate who is going to bring home the World Cup?Switzerland's UBS has released its quadrennial report into the best bet punters can make during the most watched sports event in the world.Russia are given a 1.6 percent chance of winning the football extravaganza when it kicks in a month – which puts them one spot below Mexico and Switzerland.Defending champions Germany come out tops with a 24 percent chance of claiming the trophy while Brazil and Spain round out the top three. The report is part a tongue-in-cheek look at the June 14 to July 15 competition and part a serious analysis of Russia's investment climate.That result put UBS computers to shame – the bank had picked Brazil to win the whole thing.
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