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Prince, Kate help open English soccer's new home

Updated: October 9, 2012, 12:01 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Given royal approval by Prince William and wife Kate, English soccer's new headquarters were officially opened Tuesday to boost hopes that one of the sport's underperformers can close the gap on the world's top teams.

Thirty-seven years in the making, the $160 million national soccer center at Burton-upon-Trent in central England will be the permanent home for all 24 of England's senior and junior teams and the training base for aspiring coaches.

"Coming here and seeing ...

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