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Framlington World Cup challenge

Would you like to win a Dolby wide-screen TV and Chandler Chair? Well, here is your chance to get your hands on them as Framlington has teamed up with Money Marketing to keep you on the edge of your seat in the run-up to the 2002 World Cup in Japan & Korea.

It could not be easier to enter our new competition. We have taken the eight World Cup groups and found stock indices for as many countries as we can. All you have to do is pick one country from each group, fill out the entry from at the bottom of the page and send it to Fantasy League and they will do the rest. Your eight choices will be monitored and their percentage gain or loss on a weekly basis will be added to your total gain/loss over the weeks to produce a league table.

This table will be published weekly in Money Marketing and Framlington will be giving prizes away each month and at the end of the competition for the most successful manager. You will find Framlington&#39s views on the countries competing in the World Cup on this page. We hope you find it to be a useful guide.

Hope you find it a useful guide. As well as having the choice of some recognisable names in the stock indices guide, there are also a few rouge indices in there. Who knows, maybe picking Nigeria in group F will give your selections a lift over the next few months. First prize is a wonderful Dolby widescreen TV and La-z-boy chair.

This is the ultimate way to watch the World Cup in style. Sit back and enjoy the competition from the luxury of a chair with built-in fridge and including heat and massage settings. Now you are comfortable, what better way to view the action then on a big screen? See every goal in detail and with the improved sound quality, you will even be able to learn the worlds to the Belgian national anthem.

Each monthly winner will get an England shirt and crate of beer courtesy of Framlington and, of course, all winners will get their name in lights on these very pages!

The league table of the top 100 teams will be displayed in Money Marketing every Thursday and winners will be announced the week after each monthly game period.

So, what are you waiting for? Fill in a form and send it away today. You will get confirmation from Framlington and Fantasy League within a week. If you need any assistance, you can call Fantasy League on 020 7387 0099. The helpline will not give out individual scores during the competition or enter into discussions regarding the game mechanic or points allocation. Winners will be informed by phone in due course. Winners cannot be confirmed via the helpline.

HOW TO PLAY

Pick one country&#39s index from each of the World Cup Groups opposite.

Make sure you do not pick two indexes from one group.

Fill out the entry from with your choices and contact details (put a contact number so we can get in touch if you have won).

Fill out the tie-breaker in case of any tied scores at the end of the competition.

Send it to the PO Box address on the entry from and you will get confirmation letter within seven working days.

Is Romario answer to Brazil prayers?

With the World Cup now less than four months away, pressure is growing on former champions Brazil to show a glimmer of championship form.

It was Brazil, of course, who dominated the last World Cup four years ago all the way up to the final where they were favourites to topple the home side France. On the eve of that final, however, their star player Ronaldo suffered a (still unexplained) mental and physical breakdown and, along with him, the rest of the side collapsed.

What Brazil really need now is a decent striker. More specifically, they need Ronaldo to return to fitness to lead their revenge mission. That is easier said than done as he has struggled with injury for most of the last three years.

Meanwhile, Brazil have just beaten Bolivia 6-0 and Saudi Arabia 1-0, which may suggest matters are improving but because none of these goals

came from the strikers, the choice of Brazil&#39s goalscorers remains a matter of national controv-ersy. Many still believe Romario, the aging, neglected star from 1994, could be the answer.

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