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William, Kate open new English soccer center.

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney (and his new hair) met the royal couple earlier this week.

As part of¬†its quest to win back the World Cup, England opened its “football centre of excellence” earlier this week with a special visit from Prince William and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge. The $200+ million (U.S.) facility will be the training base for all 24 England teams from junior to senior levels.

Check out more of the story including pix of the royal couple mingling with¬†England’s famous footballers. By the way, only 610 more days (give or take) until the next World Cup!