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RE: World Cup 2014
At least Lizzy is safe now. God shave the Queen!


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2014 Jun 20 22:48
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RE: World Cup 2014
Nigeria can thank the referees for their win against Bosnia-Herzegovina. I guess FIFA wants Black African teams to advance.
2014 Jun 22 12:03
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(2014 Jun 22 12:03)Kristel Wrote:  Nigeria can thank the referees for their win against Bosnia-Herzegovina. I guess FIFA wants Black African teams to advance.

Ah yes. Favorite moment from the game...





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Watched the match in the city center, surrounded by thousands of fans. And I must say, the creativity of anti-black racist outbursts and comments from them, once the referee whistled end, gave me some good giggles.

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2014 Jun 22 16:11
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Well, I guess from now on FIFA will know better than to have a black ref in any match between an African and Euro team. Just another glorious victory in the struggle against racism, folks, move on now.

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2014 Jun 22 18:33
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Despite Italy's pathetic performance against Costa Rica I'm still hoping they'll manage a couple of decent showings in this tournament, at least.

I also would not mind the following happening:
  • That the Krauts will give the Yanks a good hammering, in order to put the doubts about their team to rest one and for all.
  • That Brazil will send Chile's absolutely-pure-white team packing this weekend, and the Dutch will do the same for Mexico's putos.

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2014 Jun 24 13:18
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I'm having a conflict deciding which team should I support, Italy or Uruguay, for today's game.

Either way, it's going to be an awesome match!

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Presently Italy is battling Uruguay. I'm craving for the defeat of the italian team for two reasons.

First is that I'm proudly padanese, second I hate the cozy life these lazy billionaires undeservedly lead because of their kicking a ball in the middle of stadiums full of ill evolved humans who spend their hard earned money to make them filthy rich.

I will celebrate their likely defeat with some good wine and classical music.
2014 Jun 24 17:15
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2014 Jun 24 21:32
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Quote:While the Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini reacted with horror after appearing to be bitten by the Uruguay striker Luis Suárez in their World Cup match, a handful of gamblers in Scandinavia were celebrating as their unlikely bet was paid out on.

The online bookmaker Betsafe had been offering odds of 175-1 that the Uruguayan, twice banned for biting, would sink his teeth into an opponent during the World Cup in Brazil. Sure enough, more than 100 gamblers decided that it was worth a punt. When Suárez seemingly did just that to Chiellini near the end of their Group D clash in Natal, it was time to celebrate.

One winner, Jonathan Braeck from Stenungssund in Sweden, bet 80 Swedish krona (£7) that Suárez would bite, and the 23-year-old substitute teacher is now set for a payout of 14,000 krona (£1,225) for his wager.

Italy's Giorgio Chiellini shows his shoulder after the incident.
Italy's Giorgio Chiellini shows his shoulder after the incident. Photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters
“First I thought I’d bet a little more, but a friend said I was just wasting my money,” a delighted Braeck told the SportExpressen newspaper. “When Italy took over the game you knew that he could go a little crazy,” he added. “I didn’t think that he would bite, but that he’d do something stupid. Then he did the best stupid thing that he could do.”


Uruguayan fans give their opinions on the incident.
Betsafe confirmed the wager, saying: “We can gladly confirm that our customer won 14,000 krona because Suárez remarkably bit an opponent – again,” Patrik Oqvist, Betsafe’s marketing manager told the newspaper. “We had fun setting these strange odds and it’s very nice that a customer got it right.”

Braeck said he intends to spend some of his winnings on travelling to a Premier League game in England, but he will not be visiting Liverpool to see the man who helped fund his trip. “It will be a trip to Manchester. I’m going to try to find someone to go with me to Manchester United,” he said. “If I had [Suárez’s] home address I’d send him a thank-you card. It was very nice of him to bite and give me a trip to Manchester.”

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014...mblers-win

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Quote:A Norway gambling website posted a silly prop bet before the World Cup, and 167 people have cashed in.

The prop bet: 175-to-1 odds that Luis Suarez would bite someone during the tournament.


According to Darren Rovell of ESPN, 167 people made the bet, including the owner of the ticket stub seen above. That ticket belongs to Thomas Syversen, who bet 32 krone (about $5.25 USD) on Suarez biting someone. He cashed in for 5600 krone (a little over $916) on the bet. Not a bad bit of business.

Considering Suarez has bitten two other people before on a soccer field, the odds weren’t that bad, either.

From ESPN:

Andreas Bardun, sportsbook manager for gambling site Betsson, where Syverson placed his bet, said 167 gamblers placed bets on the prop.

The biggest winner was a Norwegian who won $3,300, he said, but he cited company policy not to disclose any of the names of its bettors.
It’s too bad this prop bet wasn’t offered at any English betting houses. I can think of a few Chelsea fans who would’ve put a couple quid on it.

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/06/luis-sua...bet-norway

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Italy's team bites off more than they can chew!

Team out after toothless performance!

Biting criticism from media and fans!

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