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Football fans set the Internet on fire with jokes ahead of kick-off - 10 months ago, 14 June 00:11

Gloria Aradi

At 6pm today, when Russia takes on Saudi Arabia in the Russian capital of Moscow, the 21st World Cup tournament will officially be underway, heightening the excitement over the month-long football bonanza.

In the run up to the World Cup, men and women have traded jokes over the implications of the tournament. Online, most women insist that their spouses must watch the game at home.

“I don’t understand why they cannot watch from home, they just have to go to clubs,” one wrote.

Others have chosen to be honest, revealing that they are excited even though they understand nothing about football. Most women planning to watch the game admit that their only interest in the month-long tournament is spotting attractive players.

Men, on the other hand, have dictated humorous rules to their partners. These include “no talking during the game”, “the remote control belongs to me for the whole month”, “you ...
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