Man wins thousands on bet Suarez will bite

Last updated 03:51 26/06/2014

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Uruguay striker Luis Suarez's practise of biting opponents seems to be a safe bet.

More than 150 people across Europe put money down that he would do it again during the World Cup, and raked in winnings 175-fold, a Swedish gambling company said on Wednesday (local time).

The biggest win went to a punter in Norway whose bonanza amounted to €2000 (NZ$3100), while someone else in that Scandinavian country took home NZ$1050, Betsson group spokesman Mikael Mellqvist said.

In Sweden, Mats Johansson posted his betting ticket on Twitter and thanked Suarez for the 1750 kronor (NZ$300) he got after putting up 10 Swedish kronor.

The company received bets on a Suarez bite amounting to "six figures in Norwegian kroner," Mellqvist told The Associated Press. "We have people from all of Europe playing but mainly in Scandinavia."

Norwegian media identified one of the winners as Thomas Syversen, who reportedly was asleep during the Uruguay-Italy game when Suarez allegedly bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini on the left shoulder.

"This is probably the sickest bet I have made, not to mention the sickest bet I have won," Syversen was quoted as saying by the Norwegian Dagbladet daily.

A foul was not called after the suspected biting incident but Fifa is investigating and might suspend Suarez, who has twice before been disciplined for biting opponents.

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