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Ambassadors bet a meal on World Cup match

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Diplomats in London and Washington have raised the stakes in the World Cup clash between England and the United States by wagering a meal over the game's outcome.

The wager was apparently brokered in an exchange of cables between aides to US Ambassador Louis Susman and UK Ambassador Sir Nigel Sheinwald.

George Alagiah speaks to the British sports broadcaster, Mark Webster and Donald Maynard who is Deputy Cultural Attache at the US embassy in London about the bet.

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