Diary: The FA's own goal

The Football Association has put in an order for some prime reading material to keep the England team amused during the World Cup. Needless to say, the works of Dostoevsky didn't get a look-in. The team has asked for free copies of June's Loaded to keep them mentally stimulated between matches.

While it's hardly a shocker that footballers prefer their literature heavily illustrated with pneumatic glamour models, you'd think the multimillion-pound-earning squad might be able to afford to buy their own magazines.