The insurance company Aviva has advised football fans to take care while practising their ball skills during the World Cup after it found that glass breakage insurance claims shot up during the last tournament. The Insurer revealed that during the 2006 World Cup which was hosted by Germany, claims for smashed windows, conservatories, greenhouses and other glass structures rose by 25%. Experts believe football fans, feeling inspired by the performances of David Beckham and Wayne Rooney during the world renowned sporting event, over enthusiastically took to practising their ball skills in their gardens and local parks. Wayward footballs were said to be blamed for a high percentage of the breakages. The average insurance claim for broken glass and windows during this period was £600. However football fanatics are not the only sporting fans to come into trouble during a major sports event. Aviva revealed that glass related damage rose by 30% last year as cricket fans took to practising vigorously during the Ashes cricket test last summer. The advice being offered from Aviva and other insurance companies is to take care while kicking about a football to avoid costly insurance claims which could cause your premiums to rise when its time to renew your policy.