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f England goalkeeper Joe Hart has revealed he will play computer games to fill the time between matches at Euro 2012 as EA Sports has presented him with a state of the art mobile gaming case

f England goalkeeper Joe Hart has revealed he will play computer games to fill the time between matches at Euro 2012 as EA Sports has presented him with a state of the art mobile gaming case

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f England goalkeeper Joe Hart has revealed he will play computer games to fill the time between matches at Euro 2012 as EA Sports has presented him with a state of the art mobile gaming case

England goalkeeper Joe Hart has revealed he will play computer games to fill the time between matches at Euro 2012.

Team bosses have previously spoken of the need for players to go outside and experience the Polish city of Krakow where they will be based.

But Hart claimed there was "always time for a bit of gaming".

According to coach Gary Neville, Krakow was chosen to provide the normal day-to-day experiences of the 23-man squad.

"You can never replicate the home environment but, in terms of being free to go for a coffee or to the shops, we should embrace it, even though it has never been done before," he said.

Two years ago, in South Africa, the players complained of boredom after being shut away in the isolation of Rustenburg.

Hart, who has been given a mobile gaming case that includes a flat-screen TV, Playstation 3 and EA Sports Uefa Euro 2012 game, denied he would spend all his time on the console.

"We're looking forward to staying in a central location and getting out and about to embrace the local culture.

"But there's always time for a bit of gaming when we're away. The EA Sports case has gone down a storm at the England camp," he said.

The Manchester City player has also been given wireless 3D video goggles, which he claimed were popular among his teammates.

"I got some stick from the boys but they all wanted a go after me," he said.

"This will be travelling with me on every away match from now on."

Belfast Telegraph