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Liechtenstein facts
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Abba were lucky to have avoided Liechtenstein's entry in the Eurovision Song Contest
This could have been Biggi Bachman!
Liechtenstein is a quiet place, but that hasn't stopped the Academy digging out a few fascinating and obscure about the world's fourth-smallest country.

1. Fascinating museums
The country's capital Vaduz contains a world-famous Postage Stamp Museum, much valued by philatelists (that's stamp collectors to you and me). It contains over 300 stamps issued since 1912. Nice.

2. Friends in high places
Although head of state of one of the world's smallest states, Prince Hans-Adam II regularly invites the British royal family to ski at the exclusive Malbun resort.

3. We'll have no trouble here
The country has only one jail with space for just 22 people, so the local police will be hoping that the England fans are on their best behaviour.

4. They "coulda been contenders"
In 1976, Liechtenstein tried to enter the Eurovision Song Contest and even went as far as writing and recording a song.

You must remember that 'Little Cowboy' by Biggi Bachman? No? Well, perhaps it's because they were turned down by the spoilsport organisers as they don't have their own national TV station.

5. Sing-along if you know the words
There could be some confusion before the match, with Liechtenstein's national anthem being sung to the same tune as God Save the Queen!

6. Cheesy choice
The country borrows much of its culinary culture from neighbours Switzerland and Austria, but one particular local delicacy is cheese dumplings, known as kasknopfle.

7. Tilt cheese inn
Liechtenstein is a good word for an anagram, although not particularly logical ones. Our favourite is 'Silent Chin Tee' which is very appropriate when you think about it!


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The country's official currency is the Swiss franc

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Striker Mario Frick is Liechtenstein's leading scorer with four goals from 38 internationals


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