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Monday's World Cup round-up

Prince Harry (left) and Prince William attend England's Group C match with Algeria
Prince Harry (left) saw England play earlier in the World Cup in South Africa

Five hotel staff at the Bafokeng Sports Campus, the luxury resort where England's Word Cup headquarters were based in Rustenburg, have been convicted of theft after stealing several items from Fabio Capello's players.

Police spokeswoman Junior Metsi said about £500 in cash was was stolen, along with a US shirt, a Fifa medal and underwear, although the names of the victims were not released.

However, all items have been recovered and the thieves have been sentenced to three years in prison following a hearing at a special World Cup court.

Prince Harry says he watched England's 4-1 defeat by Germany through his fingers.

The 25-year-old royal - who viewed the game in New York, where he took part in a polo match - was understandably disappointed with the result.

"The defeat was sore, I think the boys played their hearts out," said Harry, who saw England draw 0-0 with Algeria earlier in the tournament in South Africa.

Meanwhile, the flag of St George is no longer flying over Downing Street after England's early exit from the World Cup in South Africa.

Number 10 confirmed that the flag - ordered to be raised by Prime Minister David Cameron in a bid to unite the nation behind the team - was lowered "early this morning".

It has been replaced by the traditional Union Flag.

North Korea defender Cha Jong-Hyok is to move to a Swiss second division side.

Cha Jong-Hyok
Could Cha Jong-Hyok be the first of many North Koreans moving west?

The 24-year-old, who played in all three of his country's matches, is joining FC Wil.

Only one member of his country's current World Cup squad, midfielder Hong Yong Jo, has ever played in Europe.

Wil already have one North Korean in their squad, 21-year-old midfielder Kim Kuk Jin, who joined them last year.

Reports from the Far East suggest that Japan midfielder Daisuke Matsui could be moving to Spain.

The 29-year-old currently plays for French side Grenoble, who were relegated from the top flight at the end of last season.

Deportivo La Coruna are said to be ready to make an approach for the right-sided midfielder, who is expected to start Tuesday's last-16 match with Paraguay.

Wimbledon champion Roger Federer insists it is time football followed the example of tennis and introduced video technology.

"It's frustrating as a fan," said the Swiss world number two. "I think it's rough. To me it seems like it's just crying for a change."

In tennis, players are given three challenges per set to use 'Hawk-Eye' replay technology to determine whether the ball was in or out on close calls.

Updated throughout the day.



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see also
Sunday's World Cup round-up
27 Jun 10 |  World Cup 2010
Saturday's World Cup round-up
26 Jun 10 |  World Cup 2010
Friday's World Cup round-up
25 Jun 10 |  World Cup 2010
Thursday's World Cup round-up
24 Jun 10 |  World Cup 2010
Wednesday's World Cup round-up
23 Jun 10 |  World Cup 2010
Tuesday's World Cup round-up
22 Jun 10 |  World Cup 2010


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