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Croatian, Turkish soccer match-fixers spoke in code.

Did you know that “paprika” means “a pre-match bribe?” You would if you were recently convicted of rigging soccer matches in Croatia and Turkey.

Police wiretaps revealed the bad guys used terms related to food, cars and construction when discussing how to fix matches. Check out Sports Illustrated’s story for more terms of endearment.

Dead man attends soccer match.

Dead man attends soccer matchWe realize we’re getting close to April Fool’s Day, but this is no joke: Just hours after 17-year-old Christopher Jacome was gunned down in his local park on Saturday, ultra fans of top level Colombian team Cucuta Deportivo stole his body from the funeral home, and charged through security to bring it into the stadium, coffin and all.

The medic for the soccer club, Julio Rivera, told the press, “They don’t let in the “barras” (soccer fanatics) but yes, a cadaver. This is the only part of the world where this has happened.”