Geezer Butler Arranges Sabbath Tour Plans Around World Cup Fixtures

Geezer has arranged his personal schedule so that he doesn't miss a single England match during the Brazil World Cup and has reportedly been booking out pubs and hotel lounges throughout Europe so that he can watch the matches.

Geezer Butler Arranges Sabbath Tour Plans Around World Cup Fixtures
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In an interview with the Birmingham Mail (via Ultimate Classic Rock), Tony Iommi has revealed that the schedule for Black Sabbath's ongoing tour has had to accommodate for bassist Geezer Butler's obsession with soccer.

Geezer has arranged his personal schedule so that he doesn't miss a single England match during the Brazil World Cup and has reportedly been booking out pubs and hotel lounges throughout Europe so that he can watch the matches. Says Iommi:

"Geezer is a huge football fan. He's been watching every game he can, no matter who's playing — but the England matches are especially important. We're all hoping that England turns it round on Thursday night, and that there will be cause for celebration. But I've warned Geezer not to burn the midnight oil too often, or he'll be too tired for the gigs!"

Should England advance to the second round of the competition, there could be an issue; the quarter final fixtures clash with the band's headline performance at Hyde Park on July 4th. Such a clash looks unlikely though. After losing 2-1 to Uruguay during last night's match (19th June), the England team is on the brink of being eliminated from the competition.

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    siamesedream777
    Well Geezer, seems you aint got that worry anymore, cause Costa Rica is winning against Italy and that leaves England with no chance of advancing to the next round in The World Cup.
    iommi600
    And there you go, done. Roy Hodgson is a daft prick.
    DEG_III
    No he's not, mate. When the best he has to choose from is the likes of Johnson, Henderson and Jagielka, you can't really expect much more than what happened.
    iommi600
    Yeah, the team has its limitations, but old Roy is to blame too. For example: as much as James Milner is unstable... he still blows Welbeck out of the water as a winger. As for the defence, I agree. The FA should not have turned their backs on Cole and Terry.
    siamesedream777
    Yeah it's a shame. Englad was one of my favourites for the trophy this year. My bets are on Germany now.
    oxymoronicman
    How is he a huge football fan? He's obviously a soccer fan, jeez
    Brandon1993
    It's called Football in damn near every other country in the world genius.
    pjn7000
    Not in America.
    tric565
    You mean not in the US or Canada. South america calls it football just like the rest of the world does.
    DEG_III
    Oh of course! Because America is the only country in the world that matters, right? Don't be such a f-cking dick. It's a sport where you kick a ball with your foot, hence: 'Football'. The USA is a great country, but sometimes its arrogance astounds me.
    pjn7000
    I was just saying. I wasn't even trying to make a point. I care about other countries. Now I apologize for my pointless comment.
    mrageinthename
    Don't base your opinion on Americans on the views of a few morons. We're not all as ignorant and douchey as some seem.
    geor4ge
    yea it is a sport where you use a ball and your feet not like hand egg or american football as u yanks like to call it
    Jacques Nel
    Outdated, England has already gone home. Don't get me wrong though, I'm not making fun, we (South Africa) didn't even make it to the world cup.
    DaniArrow
    Would have been nice to see England win a game or two. They just played pretty bad and they'll not make it past the group phase. Looking forward to seeing the Germany : USA game on thursday, especially since Klinsmann is the US coach now.
    jimmydvn
    wouldn't fancy england's chances against costa coffee let alone costa rica
    mattjamesrenn
    I have been pretending to have docs appointments to duck off the pub to watch matches and have not regretted it one bit. There has been some epic games.