Posted on 15th July, 2010 by LEO Learning Web Team
Spain’s hard fought victory over the Netherlands on Sunday signified not only the end of the World Cup, but also LINE’s World Cup Sweepstake. Paul Nebel claimed the top prize of £108.50 and generously pledged half of his winnings to charity. Kamelia Fattahi and Niyi Ademosu claimed second and third prizes respectively after their Dutch and German teams came within touching distance of the greatest prize in sport.
The third place win for Niyi’s Germany over Angela Wood’s plucky Uruguay set up a London Office 1, 2, 3. LINE Sheffield and LINE Zurich are reportedly filing allegations of match fixing against them. The F.A. has declined to comment.
Kamelia remained upbeat in wake of her Netherlands side’s final defeat to the Spanish. “Well, you just never know in football” she said. “The lads have given 110% throughout the tournament and just come up short at the end of the day. It’s been a rollercoaster journey and we’ll come back stronger next time.”
An ecstatic Paul Nebel took time out from dancing in the Trafalgar Square fountains to tell reporters, “I’m over the moon. I’ve won the LINE World Cup Sweepstake; it’s what I’ve dreamt of since I was a boy.”
He went on to donate half of his winnings to the DEC Haiti Earthquake Appeal.
At times of overseas emergency, the DEC brings together an alliance of the UK’s aid, corporate, public and broadcasting sectors to rally the nation’s compassion, and ensure that funds raised go to DEC agencies best placed to deliver effective and timely relief to people most in need.