Obama, Cameron place bets in US England faceoff

June 13, 2010 12:00 am

, WASHINGTON, Jun 13 – London and Washington may enjoy a special relationship, but sometimes friends have to agree to disagree, as Britain\’s prime minister and the US president did Saturday over the much hyped US-England World Cup match.

In a phone call just hours before the game, Prime Minister David Cameron and President Barack Obama "agreed to disagree on the desired outcome of the June 12 US-England World Cup soccer match," the White House said in a statement.

There was no word on whether Cameron pointed out that the game in question is called "football" everywhere else in the world, but Obama apparently didn\’t shy away from a little pre-match confidence.

"The president noted that the historical record of previous World Cup matches between the United States and England favors the United States," the White House added, referring to the American\’s shock 1-0 victory in the 1950 tournament.

Both leaders agreed to up the ante with a friendly wager.

"The president wagered the best lager (in England) against the best beer in America on an American win over England," the White House said.


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