Bi­den sees vic­tory for US team

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

US VICE-pres­i­dent Joe Bi­den says Amer­ica will beat Eng­land in their World Cup match to­day.

Bi­den ad­dressed a gath­er­ing of di­plo­mats and South African politi­cians at the US con­sulate in Jo­han­nes­burg yes­ter­day and re­ceived loud ap­plause when he said: “In the spirit of a real Ir­ish­man, we are go­ing to beat Eng­land.”

He wished South Africa luck in stag­ing the World Cup, say­ing “no other sport in the world ever fo­cused such at­ten­tion on one coun­try than the World Cup”.

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