The U.S. Ambassador To The U.K. Just Made A Bet With The Belgian Ambassador On Twitter

American pancakes and Belgian waffles are involved.

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In anticipation of Tuesday's World Cup match, U.S. ambassador to the U.K. Matthew Barzun issued a challenge on Twitter to his counterpart from Belgium. (He also posted a larger version of the letter on Tumblr.)

Soon to be game time - Thought I would raise the stakes #USA vs. #BEL

Matthew Barzun@MatthewBarzun

Soon to be game time - Thought I would raise the stakes #USA vs. #BEL

11:52 AM - 01 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The handwritten note reads:

Dear Ambassador Trouveroy,

Since we are both soccer (football) fans and our two countries' teams face each other tonight in the World Cup, I thought I would offer up a friendly wager:

If you win I will cook American pancakes for you and your team at the Belgian Embassy.

If, however, Team USA wins then we would enjoy tasty Belgian waffles at the US Embassy.

Best of luck: may the best team win...

... but I believe, I believe that we will win!

Best,

Matthew Barzan

Belgium's ambassador to the U.K., Guy Trouveroy, has yet to respond.

HM The Queen formally granted diplomatic accreditation to the new Belgian ambassador to the UK, Guy Trouveroy. #UK

UK in Belgium@UKinBelgium

HM The Queen formally granted diplomatic accreditation to the new Belgian ambassador to the UK, Guy Trouveroy. #UK

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