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World Cup at Glastonbury: England play Wednesday, with Saturday or Sunday in the frame.

posted 4 Dec 2009, 09:05 by Paul Holmes   [ updated 21 Feb 2011, 14:40 ]

England's final group game of the 2010 World Cup will be at 15:00 on Wednesday.

In the 2004 euro competition, an early evening game - on the Thursday - was shown on the festival's main stage. With the 2010 game being a day earlier, organisers will need to have main stage screens running earlier is usual if the game is to be shown on the Pyramid.

If England qualify in their group, they will then play a game during the main festival schedule. Their next game would be at 15:00 on Sunday as runners up, and as winners the game would be at 19:30 on Saturday.

It is unlikely that any of the existing main stages will be cleared to show football during the main part of the festival. Festival-going England fans will be hoping that the organisers will consider using temporary video screens in another area of the site.

In the meantime, online forums will be flooded with the same question that everyone was asking in 2004: "Will they be showing the football"?

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