Sunday 13 June 2010

Elephant blocks U.S. squad on trunk road

Saturday June 12, 06:36 AM

RUSTENBURG (Reuters) - The United States training session ahead of Saturday's World Cup Group C opener with England was briefly delayed after an elephant blocked the route of the team bus.

A U.S. team spokesman said the squad had to wait around five minutes while the elephant ate food from a tree on the road leading from the team's hotel.

It was the second time on Friday that the U.S. team bus was blocked by an elephant on the road, the spokesman said.

The U.S. face England at the Royal Bafokeng stadium in Rustenburg on Saturday.

(Writing by Simon Evans; Editing by Jon Bramley)

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