‘Crazy’ bingo sessions

Portugal soccer coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is introducing regular sessions of bingo to help the national team develop team spirit ahead of the soccer Euro 2004 finals. “The locker room atmosphere is very good,” he told a news conference, after the squad spent 12 days at a training camp in Óbidos. “A few days ago, all the players had fun playing bingo. Today there will be another bingo with really good prizes. There is always a lot of craziness at these sessions. It helps create a really good environment.” Scolari, who led Brazil to a record fifth world title in 2002, says Tottenham striker Helder Postiga has been one of the team’s most successful bingo players.