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British Soccer Fans Practice Bizarre Pre-Game Rituals

British soccer fans are trying every good luck trick in the book to help England's team win the World Cup.

British soccer fans are trying every good luck trick in the book to help England's team win the World Cup.

Monday, June 14, 2010 1:28 GMT

LONDON (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – British soccer fans are practicing every strange ritual in the book to bring luck to England’s team in the 2010 World Cup.

According to a poll by Nivea For Men, more than five million British soccer fans plan to carry out pre-match rituals before every England game in hopes of taking their team straight to the top.

For example, one in 10 football fans will sport lucky pants, one in five will watch games with a “lucky” group of friends, and 11 percent will only watch from a lucky armchair.

Another 16 percent will kiss the team emblem, 14 percent will sing a soccer chant, and 8 percent will insist on having the same food and drink before each kick-off.

Meanwhile, 14 percent will hold their pint of beer in the same hand for the entire duration of a 90-minute match.

Finally, the REALLY loving fanatics will be sure to have sex right before any big matches – for their team, of course.

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