Big soccer game, US-UK beer bet on the line

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron set sudsy stakes on Saturday's World Cup soccer match between their countries.

The two leaders wagered British and American beer on the outcome. But the game ended in a 1-1 tie, leaving the payout unclear.

Obama, during a telephone call with Cameron on Saturday, claimed history was on the U.S. side. In 1950, the Americans stunned mighty England 1-0 in the only prior World Cup meeting between the two national teams.

While the bet was the best English lager against the best all-around U.S. beer, the White House declined to say what brands the president and prime minister had in mind.