On Thursday, Belgium beat South Korea 1-0 to top Group H,
setting up a clash with the United States after Juergen
Klinsmann's team pipped Portugal to second place in Group G on
goal difference despite losing to Germany.
"Hey @BarackObama, I am betting some great Belgian beers that
our @BelRedDevils will make it to the quarter final!" Di Rupo
tweeted in the early hours of Friday.
As of Friday morning, the U.S. President had not replied to the
He may be well advised to abstain from such a bet, as Belgium
are the bookies favorites going in to last 16 match on Tuesday.
Obama should also be warned that a large number of Belgian beers
have a very high alcohol content. It was not clear precisely
what beers Di Rupo was offering in the bet.
(Reporting by Robert-Jan Bartunek; Editing by Philip Blenkinsop
and John O'Brien)
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