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Beer sales are reportedly up as soccer fans watch their home teams compete in the World Cup.

Beer sales are reportedly up as soccer fans watch their home teams compete in the World Cup. But others have not benefited as much from the world's most famous sporting competition. Any DIP lenders looking to lend a helping hand should look no further than Nici, the company producing the mascot for this year's games. The Bavarian toymaker has reportedly gone bankrupt after failing to sell enough of the mascot, a soccer-uniform wearing lion (a shirt, but no bottom), nicknamed "Goleo." They obviously didn't score.

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