World Cup Gossip - Kewell treated by South African healer

11 June 2010 11:17

Today - Harry Kewell treated by South African healer, England fan lays turf in his living room, Netherlands banned from using twitter and more.

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Injury-prone Australia star Harry Kewell is receiving a less than conventional method of treatment as he bids to overcome a groin complaint in time for his side's first game against Germany on Sunday.

Aussie Prime Minister Kevin Rudd gave a goodwill greeting to Kewell after being talked into it by South African healer Bishop Isaac Nonyane.

The Prime Minister's best wishes will oust the 'malicious spirits' plaguing the striker, well they will according to Nonyane anyway.

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Back to England, and with the opening game against the USA just over 24 hours away, many of us will be making plans about where to watch it.

For most people the pub will be their venue of choice, but one man from Sutton Coldfield has decided to take things a little more seriously.

Feeling that flags are bunting weren't enough, Dan Taylor decided to splash out on 100sq ft of luscious green turf which he promptly laid in his living room.

After painting on some white lines and adding a corner flag, the England-mad fan now has his very own pitch at home!

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- Win a signed England shirt
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Netherlands full-back Gregory van der Wiel has revealed that he and the rest of the Dutch squad have been banned from using social networking site Twitter during the World Cup.

The decision comes after team-mate Eljero Elia appeared to make an insulting remark about Moroccan people on a live streaming video.

The Dutch join England and Spain who are also banned from using the popular site.

Finally, according to Dieter Hundt, head of the German national employers' association, Germans should be allowed to watch the World Cup at work without getting into trouble.

He said: "I am confident that employers, while considering the needs of their businesses, will react flexibly and, together with their workforces, develop their own policies."

Probably a good idea unless they want a to record number of sick-days.

Source: DSG