At The bank & at The Bar, Brazilians Love Predicting globe Cup WinnersSports Illustrated #Scores_ScheduleAugust 6, 2019
At Ponto do Espeto in the Coração Eucarístico neighborhood of Belo Horizonte, Ana Paula Rocha and friends react to a Chilean goal versus Australia.
In Belo Horizonte, Brazil’s third largest city, soccer fans from all walks of life enjoy having a little money at stake in the World Cup – and even the federal government wants in on the action.
For less than a dollar, players fill out a slip predicting the final scores of five of the week’s World Cup games, penciling in whether each team will score zero, one, two, three or more goals.
During the first few games of the Cup, hundreds of players won about $30 by predicting three final scores correctly.
One player predicted four final scores and won about $15,000, which is more than a year’s pay for many middle class Brazilians.
That’s why most players prefer to join one at the neighborhood bar or plaza where some enterprising sports fan will organize everything for just 10 percent of the pot.
They’ve both put their money on Argentina to win it all, but with different motives.
“I’m rooting for Argentina because if they win, there’s no way [Brazilian president] Dilma [Rousseff] is going to be reelected this year,” says Ana Paula.
Paulo prefers to keep politics and soccer separate.
When Messi scores his first goal of the Cup, Silva has to raise his voice over elated fans around the bar.
As I picked up my morning coffee, I scoped out the place for possible prey. A new cock to suck from a suitable guy was on my breakfast menu. I made eye contact with a good-looking 30-something but quickly realized that he was a former conquest. As he approached to say hello, I raised my hand like a traffic cop and shook my head no. He stopped and retreated, obviously disappointed. I was looking for some fresh meat. However, I was so horny and hungry for cock and hot cum that if nothing new was to my liking I would go back to the 30-something, but I had to act quickly, as always.