Fifa World Cup: Diego Maraotter snubs hosts

Last updated 13:51 17/06/2014
ROBERT KITCHIN/Stuff.co.nz

Diego Maraotter's prediction for the Mexico vs Brazil World Cup match.

Relevant offers

Football

Arsene Wenger hails Arsenal after 1-0 win over Chelsea in Community Shield clash Kevin Fallon says NZ Football heads must roll in player-eligibility fiasco New Zealand striker Chris Wood scores wonder goal for Leeds United Deklan Wynne on trial for Major League Soccer club Vancouver Whitecaps Jose Mourinho eyes early chance to strike blow on Arsene Wenger Coliseum Sports Media continuing to push the sports TV boundaries Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick still on the hunt for gun goal-scorer Brazil midfielder Fred tests positive for banned substance at Copa America England striker Rickie Lambert leaves Liverpool to join West Bromwich Albion Theo Walcott, Santi Cazorla sign new Arsenal contracts

Diego Maraotter is asking for trouble with his (bigger) rellies.

After correctly picking four out of five matches in our football World Cup competition, Thomas Mueller's hat-trick ensuring Germany buried Portugal this morning, he appears not to have learnt from his only loss to date (Brazil vs Croatia).

He's thumbing his cute little nose at the hosts for a second time, picking Mexico to triumph tomorrow.

Maraotter said it was likely to make his cousins, the fearsome giant river otter, quite tetchy.

"I know, pound for pound, they've got it on me but I'm not too worried.

"They are too busy taking down caimans to be distracted by my smaller, yet perfectly formed, figure."

His competition, football writers Sam Worthington and Tony Smith, weren't so sure.

Worthington said the giant otters were known as the "river wolf" and Maraotter's confidence would be his undoing. 

Scorecard

Maraotter 4

Smith 3

Worthington 2

 

 


Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will Burnley retain their EPL status?

Yes, they've found a winning formula

Maybe, but there’s a long way to go

No. They lack quality in certain areas

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content