Thursday, November 19, 2009

Slovenian PM turns shoeshine boy after World Cup win

"Slovenian Prime Minister Borut Pahor said he had made good on a promise to clean the team's boots after Wednesday's victory over Russia earned them a place at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

'I just cleaned the players' shoes but I admit I did not clean them thoroughly,' Pahor told TV Slovenia after coming from the dressing room.

Pahor said last month he would 'clean shoes' if Slovenia managed to come through in the playoffs, which they did after a 1-0 win over Russia saw them to victory on the away goals rule.

Pahor watched the match in the company of Slovenian President Danilo Turk, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, owner of English Premier League club Chelsea."

Source: Reuters