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Sundhage tells players to look for fun

  • AFP, Friday, July 15, 2011 4:11 PM

U.S. coach Pia Sundhage was in a good mood two days before the Women's World Cup final against Japan. She was in such a good mood that she serenaded the media with Simon & Garfunkel's "Feelin' Groovy,"

Sundhage often sings to her players, saying she is trying to keep her players relaxed.

"You know, this life is about competition, there is a lot of pressure, a lot of stress," said the 51-year-old Swede. "Of course, the players feel the same thing and while it's exciting, they have to do this, they have to do that. So I tell them, slow down you move too fast, you gotta make the morning last, kicking down the cobbled stones looking for fun and feelin' groovy."

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