Injuries take their toll on Corinthian squad

Injuries have decimated the Corinthian Worldstars squad ahead of the World Cup, which starts today.
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Rio Ferdinand, Didier Drogba, Nani, Michael Ballack, Michael Essien and Anderson have all been injured ahead of the tournament and are all part of the current Corinthian collection.

The firm is hoping that there will be no further opportunities for mock-up pics like this one of England skipper Rio Ferdinand who misses the tournament with an injured knee.

Barry Hughes, marketing director at Corinthian, says the company has every faith that the new figure collection will be a success, as World Cup fever takes hold.

"We first launched MicroStars in 2001 and WorldStars is the nineteenth series of figures we have released," he explained. "This has been the most jinxed collection for injuries and we’ve never known anything like it! We now dread the news flashes from South Africa in case another one of our line-up is affected but, at the same time, we know we’ve got a very strong set of international superstars in this series that children across Europe love to collect regardless of crutches, casts and curses. As our TV advertising encourages, it’s now time to go Football Crazy, Football Mad!"

MicroStars WorldStars are available in single and triple player packs and there are 40 figures to collect. Each player comes in seven different-coloured bases and the rarer the base colour the higher the game play rating, with black bases being the most sought after.

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