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World Cup: "I'm a bird! I'm a bird!"

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World Cup: "I'm a bird! I'm a bird!"

The six African teams in this World Cup look set to depart with perhaps as few (pending Ghana's result tonight against Germany) as two victories in 18 games, but fortunately, some of the athletes have other interests.

Several of the Nigerian team members, for example, are among the world most highly regarded interpretive dancers, and during a recent match treated spectators to an impromptu performance.

Roberto De Vido is a communications consultant, writer, cartoonist and jack of many trades. The former chief of Tucson Sentinel’s East Asia Bureau, he now lives in California (make of that what you will).

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