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Shirley, West Midlands (PRWEB) June 25, 2010

Npower is bracing itself for a huge surge in demand at 3pm on 23rd June, as thousands of businesses turn on TVs across the country to watch England take on Slovenia in the final crucial qualifying match in South Africa.

According to new research from npower (http://www.npower.com/ ), official supporter of the England 2018 FIFA World Cup Bid (http://www.npower.com/web/backthebid/index.htm ), 58% of businesses plan to let footie fans watch the big game, with over a third (39%) planning to screen the match at their places of work to boost morale.????

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Earlier this month, the Euro 2012 qualifying match between Italy and Serbia was abandoned due to to rioting among supporters.  Serbian fans threw flares on to the pitch and at Italian supporters  (by climbing over a fence and cutting a hole in the netting intended to prevent objects being thrown).  This was after the Serbian goalkeeper pulled out of the match in fear of his life after being threatened by Serbian fans angry over his loan to Partizan, the rival of the club where he began his career (Red Star Belgrade).The supporters also clashed with police after… Continue reading

There are some big movers and shakers this month, with 30 spot jumps being made like it’s a Sunday stroll in the park and further evidence that hanging onto past glories will get you absolutely nothin’ – what have you done for me lately?

Italy and France continue their freefall to oblivion and Bolivia (no, really – they’re holding up the Top 50) and a couple of relatively recent solo acts, Slovakia and Montenegro, are shooting up the table, proving once and for all: sometimes, parting ways with old friends will help your FIFA/Coca-Cola standing. (And that’s really what it’s… Continue reading

The Road to Euro 2012 continues on Tuesday…

Euro 2012 qualifying continues tomorrow (Tuesday, September 7) after the most countries kicked off their qualification campaign last Friday.  And even though we are two years away from the final tournament and its only matchday 2- some countries are already under pressure to get results.

FIVE QUICK FACTS

  • Only 4 games on Day 1 were draws (Romania-Albania, Portugal-Cyprus, Greece-Georgia, Lithuania-Scotland)
  • 4 teams scored 4 goals in game 1:  England, Portugal, Cyprus and Spain
  • Netherlands scored the most goals matchday 1 with their 5-0 win over San Marino.
  • 1-0 was… Continue reading

FIFA News

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After just five matches in charge of the Saudi Arabian national team, the Saudi Arabia Football Federation have sacked head coach Edgardo Bauza. [read]

Ange Postecoglou has resigned as Australia coach just a week after leading the Socceroos to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. [read]

Renato Gaucho, an idol at Gremio and their current coach, sits down with ​FIFA.com​ to discuss his side's upcoming Copa Libertadores clash against Argentinian outfit Lanus. [read]

Unemployment, omissions, braces, height, a moustache and a volte-face feature as FIFA.com’s statistical pen reviews Argentina’s conquest of the 11th FIFA World Cup. [read]

Having tasted glory himself in 1966, former England goalkeeper Gordon Banks talks about helping to lay the path to Russia 2018 as part of the Final Draw and explains what the hosts’ players can expect [read]

The 2017 Copa Libertadores kicked off in January, with 47 teams in contention. Just two are left standing, Gremio and Lanus, who meet in the first leg of the final on Wednesday. [read]

Diego Forlan spoke to FIFA.com about the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Uruguay 2018 and his hopes for the hosts and women's football in South America after attending the tournament's emblem la [read]

With the eagerly awaited Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ in Moscow approaching, FIFA has revealed the high-profile draw assistants who will be lending a helping hand on 1 December.  [read]