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FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Women’s World Cup – Scotland Training – Allianz Riviera, Nice, France – June 8, 2019 Scotland’s Joanne Love and Fiona Brown during training REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/File Photo

(Reuters) – Scotland’s hopes of reaching the last 16 at their maiden women’s World Cup were dented by defeat to England in their opener but they have responded by bringing out their secret weapon for their next game against Japan – rubber chickens.

Footage posted on the Scottish national team’s Facebook site showed players haring around the training field in a bizarre game of tag in which they attempt to avoid being touched, or in some cases whacked, by the squeaky rubber fowl.

“Do not get touched by the chicken,” yells a coach in one of the videos as attacker Fiona Brown smacks a team mate over and over with it.

The Scots will hope to get their campaign back on track with a win over Japan on Friday and forward Lisa Evans said there was much to build on from their performance against England.

“We’ve lost our first game, but I think we just need to put that behind us now. We can take the positives from that game and work on the negative aspects,” she said.

“The goal hasn’t changed, whether that be finishing in first, second or potentially third place, our goal is to get out of that group.

“We see that as achievable and that’’s what we’re looking to do.”

Scotland round out their Group D campaign against Argentina on June 19.

Reporting by Peter Rutherford in Seoul; Editing by Sudipto Ganguly

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Bar scales back ‘free shot per goal’ promotion after U.S. 13-0 win

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Soccer Football – Women’s World Cup – Group F – United States v Thailand – Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims, France – June 11, 2019 General view of the scoreboard after the match REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

(Reuters) – A Miami bar that offered customers “free shots” for every goal scored by the United States at the Women’s World Cup has scaled back its offer in the wake of the team’s record-breaking 13-0 thrashing of Thailand this week.

The American Social Bar & Kitchen used its social media page for the promotion, clearly not expecting the U.S. to rack up the tournament’s biggest-ever win in their opening game in Reims, France on Tuesday.

The rampant U.S. team, a traditional powerhouse of women’s football, face unfancied Chile on Sunday but thirsty Florida customers should not be expecting another night of multiple free shots and will have to settle for a single drink.

“Our ‘free shots’ promotion is not meant to be taken literally, especially when records are shattered,” a furiously back-pedalling Paul Greenberg, one of the managing partners at American Social, said in an email to Reuters.

“No one expected this, so instead of passing around shots, we have welcomed our patrons back for a round on us during the match against Chile on Sunday.”

The bar is a favorite meeting place for the local chapter of the U.S. soccer supporters group, the American Outlaws.

Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina, editing by Mitch Phillips

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Unlucky 13 for Miami bar that offered free shots for U.S. goals

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Soccer Football – Women’s World Cup – Group F – United States v Thailand – Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims, France – June 11, 2019 Alex Morgan of the U.S. celebrates scoring their twelfth goal with Megan Rapinoe REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

(Reuters) – Customers at a bar in Miami had more reason than most to celebrate as the United States women’s soccer team went on a record scoring rampage against Thailand at the World Cup on Tuesday.

The American Social Bar & Kitchen had used its social media page to offer customers a free shot every time the U.S. scored at the game in Reims, France.

They clearly did not expect the rampant Americans to run up a record World Cup tally in a 13-0 victory.

No restaurant manager was immediately available to speak with Reuters, an employee said in response to a telephone call on Wednesday.

Yet manager Danny Rodriguez told Miami television station WPLG Local 10 that a good time had been had by all.

“We had a turnout of about 40-50 people. There were good vibes, a lot of cheering, a lot of good camaraderie,” he said.

Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina; Editing by Toby Davis

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WARSAW (Reuters) – A herd of about 180 free-roaming cows in Poland must be slaughtered, authorities have ruled, to the dismay of activists fighting to save them as a cause celebre for animal rights.

Left to wander fields in the western municipality of Deszczno for years, the cows are a threat to public safety and the health of other animals because they have not had proper checks, Poland’s chief veterinary officer has ruled.

The owners of the cows, who are twin brothers, left them to roam and breed unsupervised, comparing them in one interview to revered holy cows in India.

“I have instructed the veterinary services that they have to clean up these cows,” Minister of Agriculture Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski said earlier this month. The slaughter would cost about 350,000 zlotys ($91,000), local media reported.

Animal rights campaigners have been staging protests and kicking up a fuss on social media.

“There will be a terrible roar of great pain … It’s very cruel,” said Anna Dryglas, from the Society for the Care of Animals, imagining the animals’ suffering at being loaded up for the slaughterhouse.

($1 = 3.8398 zlotys)

Writing by Alan Charlish; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne

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