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Perth YouTube star gets a ‘World Cup winners Croatia 2018’

A self-described ‘international madman’ is one step closer to winning his unlikely World Cup bet after Croatia beat England in the semi finals.

Youtube star Jeff, from Perth, got a huge tattoo on his back reading ‘World Cup winners Croatia 2018’ and bet $3,000 on Croatia to lift the trophy. 

He chose the team and the amount at random by blindly selecting one of several ping pong balls and throwing it into a group of cups each assigned a quarter-final team.

This self-described ‘international madman’ is one step closer to winning his unlikely World Cup bet after Croatia beat England in the semi finals. Pictured: Jeff’s tattoo

YouTube star Jeff, from Perth, got a huge tattoo on his back reading 'World Cup winners Croatia 2018' and bet $3,000 on Croatia to lift the trophy

YouTube star Jeff, from Perth, got a huge tattoo on his back reading ‘World Cup winners Croatia 2018’ and bet $3,000 on Croatia to lift the trophy

The ball he selected was marked $3,000 – out of a range from $500 to $10,000 – and the cup he threw it into turned out to be marked Croatia.

The 24-year-old’s video of him playing the game, placing the bet and getting the tattoo has gone viral since he posted it to his YouTube channel Jeffabel and Friends.

He now stands to win $22,500 if Croatia beat France on Sunday evening.

Jeff told Daily Mail Australia on Wednesday: ‘After the bet everyone told me it was never going to happen, that Croatia were never going to win – but now there’s a real chance.

‘I was over the moon when they beat England and am obviously sh*****g bricks for the final.’

Asked if he would have gone through with the bet if his selection method left him with Sweden, he said: ‘I probably would have, you know. I could have filmed it again, I suppose, but where’s the fun in that?’

The 24-year-old's video of him playing the game, placing the bet and getting the tattoo has gone viral since he posted it to his Youtube channel Jeffabel and Friends

The 24-year-old’s video of him playing the game, placing the bet and getting the tattoo has gone viral since he posted it to his Youtube channel Jeffabel and Friends

Jeff told Daily Mail Australia: 'Everyone told me it was never going to happen, that Croatia were never going to win - but now there's a real chance'

Jeff told Daily Mail Australia: ‘Everyone told me it was never going to happen, that Croatia were never going to win – but now there’s a real chance’

Jeff has been running his YouTube channel to which he uploads stunts such as eating a whole cactus for his 600,000 subscribers for five years

Jeff has been running his YouTube channel to which he uploads stunts such as eating a whole cactus for his 600,000 subscribers for five years

Jeff is now considering flying to Russia for the final – but thinks he’s more likely to throw a party at home in Perth.

Asked if he would laser remove the tattoo off if France win, he insisted: ‘Absolutely not.’

Jeff has been running his YouTube channel to which he uploads stunts such as eating a whole cactus for his 600,000 subscribers for five years. 

He describes himself as a part-time trucker and part-time international madman.  

Jeff is now considering flying to Russia for the final - but thinks he's more likely to throw a party at home in Perth. Pictured: His betting slip

Jeff is now considering flying to Russia for the final – but thinks he’s more likely to throw a party at home in Perth. Pictured: His betting slip



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