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Who said it, Charles Dickens or World Cup announcer Ian Darke?

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Cristiano Ronaldo is great and all, but soccer commentator Ian Darke is the real star of the World Cup. In fact, he’s so well-spoken that Sports Illustrated noticed some of his most eloquent comments are indistinguishable from Charles Dickens’ own words. Example: “A great big bacon sandwich, dripping with fat.” Guess who?

Take SI’s quiz to find out how well you really know your Dickens (or your Darke), and catch the latest World Cup game today at 4 p.m. ET when Germany plays Brazil.


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