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Jun 25, 2014

Soccer-Bite set to eat into Suarez’s sponsorship cash

CURITIBA, Brazil, June 25 (Reuters) – Luis Suarez risks losing lucrative commercial deals following his bite on a World Cup opponent, with poker brand 888 saying on Wednesday it was reviewing its sponsorship agreement with the Uruguayan.

Suarez, who plays for Liverpool in the English Premier League, became one of the online gambling company’s brand ambassadors ahead of the World Cup last month.

Jun 24, 2014
Jun 24, 2014
Jun 24, 2014
Jun 24, 2014

England’s World Cup exit is a blow for bookmakers

CURITIBA Brazil (Reuters) – England’s early exit from the World Cup is a setback for Britain’s bookmakers who had been hoping for a bumper soccer tournament, in part to cushion them from the impact of new taxes.

However, bookies say it’s not the end of the world, with the excitement generated by a series of thrilling matches helping keep gamblers engaged despite England’s poor showing.

Jun 24, 2014
Jun 24, 2014

Soccer-England’s World Cup exit is a blow for bookmakers

CURITIBA, Brazil, June 24 (Reuters) – England’s early exit from the World Cup is a setback for Britain’s bookmakers who had been hoping for a bumper soccer tournament, in part to cushion them from the impact of new taxes.

However, bookies say it’s not the end of the world, with the excitement generated by a series of thrilling matches helping keep gamblers engaged despite England’s poor showing.

Jun 23, 2014
Jun 23, 2014
Jun 23, 2014

Spain restore pride by outclassing Australia

CURITIBA Brazil (Reuters) – Veteran striker David Villa helped to fire Spain to a comfortable 3-0 win over Australia on Monday to ensure that the deposed champions left Brazil on a winning note after a miserable World Cup.

Both teams were already out of the tournament after defeats to the Dutch and Chile in group B but Villa and Spanish midfielder Andres Iniesta, who won his 100th cap, at least had something to celebrate.

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      "Sports Business Correspondent, a new role at Reuters. I was previously UK Chief Correspondent and have also worked in Italy, Ireland and the Netherlands during more than 20 years with Reuters. I have also worked as an editor in a number of senior roles."
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