Blog: Olly WehringSaudis say no to silverware

Olly Wehring | 19 June 2006

Yet more from the World Cup in Germany…

Saudi Arabia might not be many pundits’ tip to go all the way to the final. In spite of a 2-2 draw with Tunisia last week, they still have to face Ukraine and the much-fancied Spanish squad to get to the second round.

It will need all 11 Saudi players to put in man-of-the-match performances to get anywhere near progressing through to the knockout stages. Not that they’d get anything for their efforts.

The Muslim team have advised FIFA that, should any of their players be chosen as man of the match, they would refuse it.

The award is a silver mug with the Anheuser-Busch logo on it.

“We will activate common sense in this situation, but it is a given that no Saudi player will be nominated for the award, simply because we know for certain that they will refuse to accept it,” a FIFA official told Associated Press.


BLOG

The just-drinks Weekly Round-Up

Here's a round-up of the big stories on just-drinks last week, featuring SABMiller, Orangina Schweppes, PepsiCo and Scottish devolution....

BLOG

The anatomy of a hangover

Knowledge is power, or so they claim. So, with that in mind, here's an infographic, courtesy of Australian company Hangover Revivol, that breaks down exactly what is behind the common hangover....

BLOG

The just-drinks Weekly Round-Up

Here's a round-up of the top stories on just-drinks last week, featuring William Grant & Sons, the Southern hemisphere's winemakers, SABMiller and Heineken, and Coke Light....

BLOG

No small beer for world-record breaking German waiter

How many beer mugs can one man carry? ...

just-drinks homepage



Forgot your password?