BET OF THE DAY

Make money on France/Mexico being all-square at half time

Expect this lot to play a 45 minute stalemate

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The Spoiler might have been slightly off with its prediction for the Spain game yesterday, but so was the rest of the planet. We’re looking to redress the balance by laying a few coins on France and Mexico drawing [...]

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Wives and Girlfriends

Send us our women, demands Frenchman Patrice Evra

Frenchmen – love sick?

Evra et al

They’re a fractious bunch, the French. They appeared to spend the weeks preceding the World Cup not so much training, as enjoying a series of team bonding therapies – bike rides, skiing, evenings spent searching for kind words to [...]

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CUSS RETALIATION UPDATE

Austria bans Zidane head-butt adverts for promoting violence

Betting ads apparently not suitable for rage-laced 2010 tournament

Austrian telly chiefs have pulled a series of adverts showing people imitating Zinedine Zidane‘s infamous 2006 World Cup final attack on Marco Materazzi, claiming “they convey that violence [...]

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Skillz

The 10 most exciting players at the World Cup… for now

Yes, meet three of them

Ronaldo Kaka and Messi

Of course, a World Cup can make footballers, break footballers, or simply uncover magnificent attacking talent, and over the next few weeks one or two names will surely be introduced into the global vernacular.

In England [...]

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