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Specially composed prayers for Eng fans

»England fans will have specially composed prayers for their footballers during the World Cup, reports IANS from London.
Revered Nick Baines, of the Church of England, has composed three prayers that portrays god as a footballer who “played the cosmos into being”.
“More people go to church than go to football matches. But football games are one of the few occasions when people have a collective experience in the same place at the same time,” the bishop, a Liverpool team fan, was quoted as saying by The Daily Telegraph.

Bird trouble for Mexico flight
»Mexico's World Cup squad endured a three-hour delay in Germany after a bird crashed into the windscreen of the plane due to take them to London for a World Cup warm-up match against England, reports Reuters from Mexico City.
The Wembley friendly on Monday (1830 GMT) is the first of four Mexico are playing in Europe before going to the finals in South Africa.
"A bird crashed into the windscreen of the plane due to pick up the national team in Nuremberg as it was landing, without any consequences, but regulations stipulate the aircraft had to be checked before being boarded to fly to England," the Mexican Football Federation said in a statement on Sunday.

Special courts for WC offenders
»South Africa has set up more than 50 special courts to provide fast justice during the World Cup, officials said on Monday, reports Reuters from Johannesburg.
Justice Ministry spokesman Tlali Tlali said the 56 courts around the country would start operations immediately and wind up two weeks after the tournament ends on July 11. South Africa has also built holding cells in several of the 10 World Cup soccer stadiums to handle hooligans.
The courts have been established to accelerate cases involving foreign fans so that they can be dealt with before either suspects or witnesses leave the country. 

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