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Barack Obama declines to weigh in with soccer predictions

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barack-obama-queen-england-soccer.jpgIt seems that President Barack Obama's sports prognostication days are over -- at least for the moment.

"He was asked at a news conference Wednesday with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown whether he had a "good luck message" for the team from England, which is playing Ukraine later in the day in a World Cup qualifying match.

Obama says his college basketball predictions, in which he envisioned North Carolina taking the championship, caused "all kinds of controversy."

You might recall the criticism Obama took for taking time out of his day to fill out his NCAA tournament bracket for ESPN a few weeks back. Coach K even said he should be focusing on the economy and not which 12-seed was going to pull the upset.

Only one of the president's Final Four teams reached the semifinals in Detroit. On the bright side, he did pick the North Carolina Tar Heels to win it all.

Obama won't offer soccer views     (AP)

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