Wedding vows or rows?

FOR better or for worse will take on a whole new meaning today when an Ipswich man marries his Portuguese sweetheart just prior to England clashing with Portugal in the World Cup.

FOR better or for worse will take on a whole new meaning today when an Ipswich man marries his Portuguese sweetheart just prior to England clashing with Portugal in the World Cup.

Ardent England fan Marc Wahl, 24, was due to tie the knot with patriotic Portugal supporter Monica Monsanto, 28, at midday today at Ipswich International Church on Portman Road.

The pair, who only met last April, insist they will stay on good terms following the quarter final game but admit they both want their team to come out on top.

Marc, of Waterloo Road, said: “We asked the reception venue if they have a telly but it doesn't so we are just hoping our family and friends are loyal enough to turn up seeing as the match will be on.


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“We're a bit worried about people listening to the game on headphones and possibly jumping up in the air and yelling if there's a goal.

“But as long as it is an England supporter standing up and shouting I don't think I will be too bothered.

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“It will be tough if we lose but I'm so pleased to be getting married and I'm sure that would soften the blow.

Monica, who lives in Norwich Road, said: “My dad is a big Portugal fan and I think he will be rushing through his food so he can watch the game.

“The last time England played Portugal in 2004 I didn't know who I was going to support and I decided to go for England because I live here.

“But when the game kicked off I realised I couldn't do it and had to root for Portugal.

“I don't think we will rib each other too much whichever team wins.”

Marc's prediction for the big game is 2-1 to England with goals from Rooney and Lampard. Monica's prediction is 2-1 to Portugal.

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