Queen Elizabeth sends message to England team

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9 June 2006, LONDON - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is relaying a message to the England team wishing the players "a successful and rewarding" World Cup in Germany, Buckingham Palace said Friday.

9 June 2006

LONDON - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is relaying a message to the England team wishing the players "a successful and rewarding" World Cup in Germany, Buckingham Palace said Friday.

The letter will be handed over to the squad by Prince William, the Queen's grandson, who as president of the Football Association (FA) will be cheering the team on in the match against Paraguay in Frankfurt Saturday.

"As a nation we share a great passion for sport, and a desire to encourage participation in sporting activities, particularly amongst younger people. Nowhere is this truer than in the game of football," the queen wrote.

"Over the years, the World Cup has done much to promote the values of sport globally, and to show how these values can inspire us all. I hope that the 2006 World Cup will prove just as exciting and inspiring as previous contests, and I send you my best wishes for a successful and rewarding competition."

DPA

Subject: German news

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