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Not really football related, but so ridiculous I’m bringing it to you anyway. This press release has just landed in my inbox:
On the eve of Royal Ascot, [betting company name] has opened betting on the colour of the Queen’s hat and bets have already started to flood in. Blue has been installed as the early favourite at 2/1, while it’s 3/1 that Her Majesty opts for a pink ensemble instead.
It’s 4/1 that a more neutral shade of white or cream is worn, while a vibrant yellow is next best at 5/1.
Today Sweden play South Korea for the second time in tournament football. Their first such meeting, at the 1948 Olympics, ended with Sweden winning 12-0. The Swedes have not won any of their last seven World Cup opening games (five draws and two defeats); Korea haven’t won any of their last six World Cup games (two draws and four defeats).
Written by Simon Burnton (now) and Mike Hytner (earlier)
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/live/2018/jun/18/world-cup-2018-day-five-updates-as-england-begin-their-campaign-live under the title “World Cup 2018: England kick off campaign, Swedish spies and more – live!”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.