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Das Boot

by | 18th, June 2006


Croatia are ready to bang some heads when they play Japan today. British rockers Deep Purple played a special concert outside the team’s hotel.

David Beckham has gotten too big for his boots. According to German Erika Wittman, who runs an Adidas cobblers, Becks’ feet have swelled from size 8 ¼ to 8 ¾. She says he orders 80 to 100 pairs a year.

Sven Goran Eriksson will earn a £1m bonus if England win the World Cup. That’s three times more than his players will receive.


The BBC “pundit team” for Iran v Portugal turned out in kit of blue and white striped shirts. Doubtless inspired by Argentina’s colours, Lee Dixon, Gary Linker, Ian Wright (who added a spotty tie) and Leonardo combined to bamboozle the audience.

Researchers at Loughborough University say that anxiety levels rise while watching games. Is there anything these brainiacs don’t know?

Ismail Bhamjee of Botswana, a member of Fifa’s executive committee, has admitted selling World Cup tickets at three times their face value. He has been ordered to resign from all his Fifa World Cup duties.

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