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Win Back Your Dosh On Mr Posh

Wednesday 19 June 2002

He’s the most famous footballer on the planet, and now David Beckham will give TAB customers the chance to win back their money – on a losing bet.

It’s called the Beckham Bonus …if David Beckham scores the first goal in this Friday’s Brazil/England match, the TAB will refund all losing First Goal Scorer bets on the match.

TAB soccer bookie Kevin Romyn said the Brazil/England clash is the biggest match of the World Cup so far.

“We wanted to spice it up a little for punters so if Beckham scores the first goal, all losing First Goal Scorer bets will be refunded. We’re having a fantastic World Cup and we wanted to give something back to losing punters,” he said

Brazilian superstar Rivaldo and England striker Michael Owen are joint $5 favourites to score the first goal in the match. Ronaldo is paying $6 while Beckham is paying $10.


- The odds on Brazil winning the World Cup have shortened following Italy’s loss to Korea last night. Brazil has moved from $3.50 to $2.75 in the Tournament Winner book. Spain are second favourites at $4.50 while England and Germany are paying $5.

- Those punters who backed four of the final eight teams before the competition will be smiling. Korea, Turkey, the USA and Senegal were all paying $100 or more to win the World Cup at the start of the tournament.

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