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The ultimate World Cup drinking game will make you pleasantly tipsy for the whole tournament

The World Cup is entertaining as it is but this drinking game will give it (you) that extra edge

Here it is then, the ultimate World Cup drinking game.

In theory, it’s perfectly possible to enjoy the tournament without alcoholic beverages.

Just like it’s possible to walk from Canada to Brazil, in theory.

Brandy or beer? Water’s a good idea

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Brandy or beer? Water’s a good idea

Follow the rules below for a suitable level of lubrication that will make England’s round of 16 exit to Poland considerably more bearable.

RULES:

  • Free-kick – one finger
  • Yellow card – two fingers
  • Corner – three fingers
  • Woodwork hit – three fingers
  • Goal – four fingers
  • Red card – four fingers
  • Penalty – four fingers
  • VAR referral – see it off
  • Manager controls a loose ball – see it off
  • Pitch invader – see it off

“Knit one, pearl one, drop one, curl one…”

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“Knit one, pearl one, drop one, curl one…”

TWO FINGERS IF THE COMMENTATORS, PUNDITS OR PRESENTERS SAY THESE:

  • “Carnival atmosphere” and/or “Festival of football”
  • “Just happy to be here/make it this far” — patronising as f**k
  • “Mix of youth or experience”
  • “Can’t write off Germany” — they are the holders and the bookies favourites, literally nobody has written them off in years
  • “Dark horses”
  • “Take it a game at a time” — as opposed to what, playing every game at once?
  • “Group of death”
  • “Couldn’t write a script like this” — The plot of ‘Interstellar’ involves the main character being propelled into a human-made tesseract in space to become a ghost from the past who passes on quantum data via morse code so that someone can develop a gravitational propulsion theory that allows humans to master advanced space travel. And a you’re telling me these scriptwriters couldn’t think of a team scoring an 84th minute winner against a team slightly higher than them in the world rankings? Get outta here!
  • “He’s hit that too well”
  • “Must-win game” — yep, that’s the general idea of football

World Cup fever

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World Cup fever

FOUR FINGERS IF THE COMMENTATORS, PUNDITS OR PRESENTERS REFERENCE THE FOLLOWING:

  • England’s penalty record
  • Brazil’s ‘samba’ style
  • Complaints about the ball
  • People dancing/celebrating in the streets of a capital city
  • Iceland thunderclap
  • Ronaldo during an Argentina game
  • Messi during a Portugal game

Enjoy, and remember, always drink responsibly.


Dream Team World Cup has landed

The greatest show on Earth just got that bit more exciting.

That’s because the Dream Team World Cup game is coming ahead of this summer’s tournament.

Dream Team World Cup

Can Messi finally achieve glory internationally?

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Can Messi finally achieve glory internationally?

The game officially launches on June 1but you can pre-register for the game now.

If you’re an existing Dream Team customer the World Cup game now appears in the app or you can enter here, but if you’re not follow these simple steps:

  • Download the Dream Team app
  • Create an account
  • Click on the World Cup banner below in the app and follow the pre-registration instructions

From Russia with a whole lot of love.

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