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A LOT OF DOUBLE-CHEESEBURGERS

And you thought he only wanted the title.

According to the European, a newspaper, Joseph “Sepp” Blatter, the newly elected president of FIFA, has a $13.3-million expense account for wining, dining and traveling.

And in case that’s not enough, he has an added $4.7 million with which to buy gifts for the dignitaries he meets in the course of his duties.

The newspaper made no mention of Blatter’s salary, but with an expense account that generous, who needs salary?

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URUGUAY’S BEST SHOT

Argentina has won its first three games in France 98. The last time it did that was in 1930, when it went on to reach the final--and lost to Uruguay.

And that may be the only mention two-time champion Uruguay gets at this World Cup, having failed to qualify.

BEFORE, IT WAS ONLY 2 HOURS A DAY

Unquestionably the most bizarre story to come out of France 98 so far involves a fan of Romania, which plays Croatia today in Bordeaux.

According to the Bucharest newspaper Evenimentul Zilei, 44-year-old engineer Ioan Moldovan is spending four hours a day with his head, but not is nose, submersed in the bathtub, praying for Romania to win the World Cup.

His wife, Adriana, told the newspaper her husband had been perfectly normal until two weeks ago, but he has since told everyone he is Romania’s only “human amphibian.” “I’ve come to hate soccer,” she said. “I want my husband back the way he was.”


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