Prison inmates treated to Guadalajara football training session

MEXICO CITY Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:10pm GMT

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican prisoners witnessed a training session by football club Guadalajara in the grounds of their jail on Monday.

The Chivas inaugurated a synthetic all-weather pitch which the club's owner, Jorge Vergara, donated to the Jalisco state jail of Puente Grande.

A dozen photographs posted on Guadalajara's official website ( showed prisoners watching the team practice and players such as Mexico internationals Marco Fabian, Miguel Sabah and Rafael Marquez Lugo signing autographs.

Under-achieving Guadalajara got their first victory in six matches in the Clausura championship on Sunday, winning 1-0 at Monterrey with Marquez Lugo's 100th first-division goal.

They are in mid-table with seven points from six matches and host Puebla next weekend.

(Reporting by Carlos Calvo; writing by Rex Gowar in London; editing by Clare Fallon)