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Slovenian PM turns shoeshine boy after qualification

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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 World Cup in South Africa.

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

Pahor last month said 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.

Car horns blew in Slovenia's second largest city Maribor, where the match took place, and in the capital, Ljubljana, after the country managed to qualify for the World Cup finals for the second time since its independence in 1991 and first since 2002.

"Champions, champions, champions," shouted President Turk to a 5,000-strong crowd outside the Maribor stadium.

Celebrations were expected to continue long into the night across a country with a population of only two million.


1. Where will the World Cup be held?

2. Who is the owner of English Premier League club Chelsea?

3. When did Slovenia become independent?


1. South Africa.

2. (Russian billionaire) Roman Abramovich.

3. In 1991.


(英语点津 Helen 编辑)

Slovenian PM turns shoeshine boy after qualification

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Slovenian PM turns shoeshine boy after qualification

Nancy Matos is a foreign expert at China Daily Website. Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Nancy is a graduate of the Broadcast Journalism and Media program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Her journalism career in broadcast and print has taken her around the world from New York to Portugal and now Beijing. Nancy is happy to make the move to China and join the China Daily team.