Monday 20 October 2014

Wacky World Cup build-up with underwater football and eager elephants

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Thai students play soccer with elephants at a school in Thailand's Ayutthaya province June 9, 2014. The match was held as part of a campaign to promote the 2014 World Cup and also to discourage gambling during the competition. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP ANIMALS)
Thai students play soccer with elephants at a school in Thailand's Ayutthaya province June 9, 2014. The match was held as part of a campaign to promote the 2014 World Cup and also to discourage gambling during the competition. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP ANIMALS)
A diver wearing a South Korean soccer fan uniform performs with sardines during an event to promote the upcoming 2014 Brazil World Cup, at the COEX Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, June 9, 2014. South Korea will face Russia, Belgium and Algeria in 2014 Brazil World Cup. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
A diver wearing a South Korean soccer fan uniform performs with sardines during an event to promote the upcoming 2014 Brazil World Cup, at the COEX Aquarium in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, June 9, 2014. South Korea will face Russia, Belgium and Algeria in 2014 Brazil World Cup. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
A Thai mahout guides his elephant to kick the ball during a soccer match between men and elephants organized by Ayutthaya Elephant Camp to celebrate the World Cup soccer tournament taking place in Brazil, in Ayutthaya province, central Thailand Monday, June 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)
A Thai mahout guides his elephant to kick the ball during a soccer match between men and elephants organized by Ayutthaya Elephant Camp to celebrate the World Cup soccer tournament taking place in Brazil, in Ayutthaya province, central Thailand Monday, June 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

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