World Cup duo top of the table

FATHER and son Adrian and Samuel Curtis are to represent England in the annual Table Football World Cup in Germany later this month. The pair, who are members of Huntingdon-based club Fenland Tigers, will compete for the title against the world s best pl

FATHER and son Adrian and Samuel Curtis are to represent England in the annual Table Football World Cup in Germany later this month.

The pair, who are members of Huntingdon-based club Fenland Tigers, will compete for the title against the world's best players in Dortmund on June 17 and 18.

The sport, which was formerly known as Subbuteo, boasts more than 1000 players in the UK, and both Adrian and Sam are representing their country for the third successive year.

"It is a great honour to be picked for the main England team, as the previous two years I have played for the veterans," said Adrian.


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"My form in European and domestic competitions this season has been noted by the England captain, and I am delighted to be playing."

Sam, 11, who is England's best under-15s player and ranked fourth in the world, has the extra responsibility of captaining the under-15s in the team event for the first time.

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"I have always wanted to captain my country," said Sam, "and I'm chuffed to bits to be given the opportunity and hope that we go on to do well.

"To be named captain is a dream come true for me and I can't wait for the World Cup to begin."

Sam, who won a bronze medal in the competition at Bologna when he was nine, hopes to go as far as the quarter-finals in the individual event and all the way to the finals in the team competition.

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