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Spain feasts on 500 melons from home at Euro

Tuesday - 6/12/2012, 10:39am  ET

GNIEWINO, Poland (AP) - A Spanish fruit company hopes its delicious melons will help energize Spain's European Championship bid following its opening draw against Italy.

A truck filled with the fruit was delivered to the World Cup champions' training base in northern Poland, with the team having already enjoyed the "frog-skinned" melons for breakfast Tuesday morning. Frog skin refers to the color of the fruit.

Spanish sports daily AS organized the 1,865-mile delivery from El Monarca, which is based in Murcia, Spain.

Spain's bid to become the first team to win three straight major titles continues Thursday against Group C rival Ireland.


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