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Rihanna Turns World Cup 2014 Analyst on Twitter, Challenges England

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Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterJanuary 1, 2017

The World Cup, they say, turns everyone into football experts for four weeks—and Rihanna is no exception.

The pop star must be taking in England's crunch Group D match against Uruguay because midway through the first half, she tweeted:

ENGLAND whatchu gon do??!

— Rihanna (@rihanna) June 19, 2014

The question came before Luis Suarez nodded Uruguay into a first-half lead, but it was obviously a keen piece of insight.

Was she challenging England? Was she trolling them? Was she merely curious? Was she trying to grasp the finer details of Wayne Rooney's role in Roy Hodgson's 4-2-3-1 formation? 

Either way, by the second half she had clearly spotted the flaw in England's plan as Suarez bagged a second:

Man they know better than to give Suarez that much room bruh!

— Rihanna (@rihanna) June 19, 2014

She has a ready-made audience of almost 36 million followers. Nor is this the first time Rihanna's Twitter feed has been distracted from music and focused on the action in Brazil.

Other subjects of her musing include Robin Van Persie and the Netherlands:

Holland is on one

— Rihanna (@rihanna) June 18, 2014

Van Persie doe!

— Rihanna (@rihanna) June 18, 2014

Then Germany and in their 4-0 annihilation of Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal:

C'mon Pepe

— Rihanna (@rihanna) June 16, 2014

My baby Ronaldo :(

— Rihanna (@rihanna) June 16, 2014

And even FIFA:

Remember, if even Rihanna starts to get anti-FIFA, there could be trouble. Who are they going to get to sing the next World Cup song?

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