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Royal touch: ‘Princely’ advice for Englishmen

Prince William has spoken to the England camp via video link, and tried to lift the spirits of the team after the loss of injured captain Rio Ferdinand.

sports Updated: Jun 06, 2010 00:07 IST

Prince William has spoken to the England camp via video link, and tried to lift the spirits of the team after the loss of injured captain Rio Ferdinand. He addressed coach Fabio Capello and the players on Friday. After speaking to them from Wembley Stadium, William said that, “Despite Rio Ferdinand's injury, which is a disappointment for Rio himself and the England team, morale in the team is high.”

North Korean Rooney promises ‘a goal a game’

SEOUL: North Korea striker Jong Tae-se has promised to score a “goal a game” and lead his country into the knockout stages of the finals. The Japan-based forward, dubbed the “People's Wayne Rooney”, predicted North Korea would shock Group G rivals Portugal and Ivory Coast and progress along with Brazil.

“I will keep my promise of scoring one goal per game,” Jong, who scored both goals in his country's 2-2 draw with Greece in a recent warm-up game, said. “In our group it will be Brazil and North Korea who will advance.”

North Korea are making their first WC finals appearance since their astonishing run to the quarterfinals of the 1966 tournament won by hosts England.

Robbers kill cop

JOHANNESBURG: Armed robbers killed one police officer and wounded another on Saturday in a shoot-out on a highway close to the base camp for several football World Cup squads, officials said. A spokesman for the provincial Gauteng police said the officers came under fire south of Johannesburg after cornering two cash-in-transit vehicles, which had been hijacked by the
robbers.