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FIFA to fly kung fu abbot to final
« on: July 05, 2006, 07:11:35 AM »
FIFA to fly kung fu abbot to final
Wed Jul 5, 2006 09:28 AM BST

BEIJING (Reuters) - The abbot of China's ancient Shaolin Temple will fly to Germany to watch the World Cup final at the invitation of FIFA president Sepp Blatter, state media reported on Wednesday.

The FIFA invitation came thanks to the growing influence of the Shaolin Temple and Shaolin kung fu, Xinhua news agency quoted abbot Shi Yongxin as saying.

"Soccer is a team sport played under a civilised set of rules," the kung fu master said.

"It emphasises teamwork, fighting spirit as well as individual talents and skills.

Full story at http://go.reuters.co...amp;storyID=12742386

Maybe he can sort out the bad behaviour on the field ;)