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Teenage skier gets England call-up

A thirteen year old boy from Fleet has been picked to ski for England, in the chance of a lifetime. Toby Case, who trains in Aldershot and at the Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead, will join the Under 14's squad, and is now aiming to compete at a future Winter Olympics. He's being supported by his proud parents, and encouraged by Snowsport England. Cary Johnston reports.


Mystic pig in Sussex predicts a Uruguay win

Porker predicts a Uruguay win Credit: Drusillas Park

Porker the Prediction Pig from Drusillas Park in East Sussex, has indicated that Uruguay will be the winner in their World Cup match against England.

The mystic pig dribbled his way out from the penalty box towards two fodder-filled buckets; one flying the flag of England and the other adorning the colours of Uruguay.

The goal was that Porker would predict the winning team based on which bucket he pigged out on first. Drusillas park say he has 'a 100% success rate having never predicted the outcome of any other match in his life'.

England fans get ready for the game against Uruguay

With England playing their second World Cup match tomorrow night, fans are getting into the spirit of things and showing their support for the team.

Jeff Rolls, who was told his flag supporting England in the Euro 2012 championships was too noisy, has gone bigger and better for the World Cup!

Jeff Rolls with his huge flag in Eastbourne Credit: Jeff Rolls
The big flag outside a pub in Eastbourne Credit: Jeff Rolls

The Prince of Wales pub in Fleet has also gone World Cup crazy and decked out the whole of the pub with flags and football shirts, as well as putting down green "turf".

The Prince of Wales pub in Fleet has gone World Cup crazy! Credit: Diane Branch

They've also managed to bring a bit of Rio to Hampshire and created Copacabana beach in the back garden with 60 tonnes of sand!

60 tonnes of sand helped to create a beach volleyball court in the pub's garden Credit: Diane Branch

England fan has close shave with Steven Gerrard

Stevie G makes a special appearance Credit: Daren Terry

Footy fan Kai Ward has shown how he is backing England in the World Cup by having an image of Steven Gerrard shaved into the back of his head.

Let's hope we can beat Uruguay!! Credit: Daren Terry

Kai Ward, from Bognor Regis, had his close shave with the England captain after he visited stylist Daren Terry.

England fan Kai Ward Credit: Daren Terry

After the defeat against Italy the taxi driver will be hoping that that the team are a cut above the rest when they face Uruguay.


Football fans across the South get in World Cup spirit

Alfie Boare, from Hampshire, in his England gear ahead of the match at the weekend Credit: Natalie Boare

Following England's start in the World Cup on Saturday night, you've been sharing with us how you were celebrating - and commiserating - during the football match.

A whole family in Old Wives Lees supported the England football team Credit: Sarah Topley-Dixon
A young boy enjoyed the England World Cup matches Credit: Chloe Ann Rankin
These fans adorned themselves with the England flag - even on their face Credit: Stuart Welby
A young England fan was excited about the football Credit: Carla Ross

Your pictures as you watched England in the World Cup

Patriotic Huskies Credit: Jolene Hammond

England may have lost 2-1 to Italy in the World Cup opener but these huskies are backing the team all the way.

Making a splash for England Credit: Lisa Hodgson

Will this lot be drowning their sorrows after England's defeat to Italy?

Hair raising Credit: Steff Aburrow

England's game with Itlay was hair raising for Steff Aburrow from Chichester

A dog's life Credit: Stuart Weeby

It's a dog's life watching England play. This group from Margate had high expectations.

Come on England Credit: Genny Jones

Genny Jones from Gravesend is staying happy, convinced England will pull through.

Brighton to host England game

It took more than a decade to build but since its opening in 2011, Brighton and Hove Albion's Amex stadium has gone from strength to strength.

It's already set to host games in next year's Rugby World Cup and, it was announced today, it will also stage England Women's football team's next World Cup qualifier.

Andy Dickenson met England Captain Casey Stoney, England goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain, and U19 prospect Paula Howells.

BREAKING NEWS: Kent cricketer to lead England

James Tredwell Credit: PA

Stand-in captain Eoin Morgan has been ruled out of tonight's second Twenty20 international against New Zealand, meaning James Tredwell will lead the side.

Morgan, who was deputising as skipper with Stuart Broad rested, has suffered a hand injury and England will now turn to Kent spinner Tredwell as a third option.

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