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i think Arsenal should concentrate on making sure they get a Champions League berth - and forget about beating Burnley in this weekends Fa cup.

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and now for something completely different:

 

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LONDON, England (CNN) -- A football team from southern Italy is hoping for entry into the Guinness World Records because all their players have the same surname, media report.

 

The entire squad of Team De Feo, an amateur side from the town of Serino, have "De Feo" as their surname -- as does the coach, doctor and club secretary and sponsors, British newspaper The Independent reported.

 

The club's ground even sits on Via Raffaele De Feo. A tourism Web site for Serino shows that the mayor's name is Gaetano De Feo.

 

According to The Independent, the team was established by former Serie A player, Maurizio De Feo, who says he founded the team in a bid for inclusion in the Guinness Book of World Records. The name De Feo is very common in the region.

 

A Guinness World Records spokesman told CNN there did not appear to be any active categories that the team's identical surnames would fit in to -- but that new ideas were always welcomed.

 

If the team was to submit a claim to Guinness World Records, the idea would be considered and a new category could potentially be created, the spokesman said.

 

I'm sure there's already a team made up of players whose middle name is "ran out of steam"

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