Capello's secret weapon for WC success: a 230mph falcon named 'Victoria' Beckham

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London, Jun 10 (ANI): To make sure the England team's training pitches remain safe from pests, coach Fabio Capello's secret weapon is a 230mph falcon.

The bird is named Victoria after David Beckham's wife and is being used to make sure the team's training pitches remain safe.

Coaches fear that rodents in Africa could dig a hole, which, if not spotted, could lead to a player turning an ankle.

So Victoria and two more birds of prey were called in to tackle the local rodent population, plus any snakes they come across, the Daily Star reports.

Victoria even has her own England kit as a mark of her support for the Three Lions - a St George's Cross hoody.

Her handler, Dylan Freeman, said: "Victoria's a great defender. She has given England's stars the best training pitches in South Africa." (ANI)

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