Mirror, Sun, NoW and Sunday Mirror to publish in S Africa

The Daily and Sunday Mirror will take their respective circulation battles with The Sun and the News of the World to foreign shores by publishing in South Africa during the World Cup Finals.

A full version of the Daily Mirror will be sold daily throughout the duration of the competition from its start a week today.

The daily paper will be accompanied by its sister Sunday title which will be published weekly in South Africa.

According to publisher Trinity Mirror, a distribution agreement with local media company Avusa means its papers can to be printed at almost any site in the country to allow easy distribution wherever England supporters are based.

News International said it would give its papers away free to fans as it prints the full international edition of The Sun the day and the day after each England game.

The News of the World will also be printed in South Africa when England play games at the weekend.

Neither News International nor Trinity Mirror would comment about the size of print runs for each of their titles.

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