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Pitch invasion, penalties and payment fraud: the dark side of the World Cup

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Unbridled optimism - such as Croatia's, despite their defeat - and the resulting uptick in consumer spending also has a dark side, creating a perfect opportunity for fraudsters to strike.

WHAT a World Cup it has been, and what an ending to close the tournament. Six goals, a VAR-awarded penalty, an own goal and a pitch invasion. Croatia, despite their defeat, can hold their heads up high. The team's success was an inspiration, with proud Croatians claiming that it has brought...

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