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Saturday, April 11, 1998

Global sport

Royal presence at World Cup opening

LONDON: PRINCE Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, will attend the World Cup opening match between Scotland and Brazil in Paris on June 10.

Buckingham Palace yesterday would not rule out that other members of the Royal family could go to France when the two British football teams who qualified for the World Cup, England and Scotland, face off against other squads.

According to tabloid press reports, Prince William, 15, son of the late Diana, Princess of Wales and Prince Charles, would love to go to France.

Square meals

SYDNEY: THE Australian Hockey Association (AHA) today decided to bear half the local hospitality costs for the Indian team in the four-nation Colorado Cup being played here and in Melbourne.

The AHA executive director Landen Adamson said that the decision was taken to ``protect the goodwill that exists'' between the Australian and Indian Hockey Federations.

On arrival here on Tuesday, the Indian team was told that the hospitalityextended to them was confined to only breakfast and they would have to pay for the rest of their meals.

It was a ``misunderstanding that arose due to a communication gap,'' Adamson said today.

Rios sidelined

SANTIAGO: Chile's world No 1 Marcelo Rios has decided not to travel to Barcelona for the Cone de Godo tennis tournament due to an elbow injury he suffered in a weekend Davis Cup match.

Rios halted a Wednesday practice session after just 10 minutes because the elbow was still bothering him.

Rios sustained the injury playing for Chile against Argentina in a first-round Davis Cup match last weekend. It forced him to pull out of a key singles match in Buenos Aires and Argentina went on to defeat Chile 4-1.

Copyright © 1998 Indian Express Newspapers (Bombay) Ltd.


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