World Cup fever starts now for football fans with the launch of two fantastic websites from April 17th on BBCi.

Don’t worry if you’re going to be deskbound for all the action this summer, BBC Sport Online at www.bbc.co.uk/worldcup will give you every kick of every game with up to the minute reports and news hot off the press from BBC correspondents in all 32 World Cup countries.

Get involved after the game and email in your views to the ‘Talk Forum’, streamed live from the Match of the Day studio for 30 minutes after every England and Ireland match.

And it gets better – if the office policeman frowns on internet use at work, sign up for email updates on your favourite teams and highlights from games you want, delivered to your desktop without raising an eyebrow.

In your lunchbreak, log on to BBCi for clickable stadium guides in Korea and Japan, check out Gary Lineker’s ‘Guide to the Teams’ or refresh your memory on historic World Cup moments and heroes.

Or if it’s a bit of fun you’re after, from the start of May, test your skill on our ‘World Cup Warrior’ game, fighting animated villains in the Far East to win your place at the virtual World Cup final. We’ll also be launching a Fantasy World Cup game, with some great prizes on offer for footy fans who come top of the league for predicting World Cup goalscorers.

And if that’s not enough for even the most ardent football follower, BBC Radio Five Live will be going live on World Cup duty at www.bbc.co.uk/fivelive with breakfast reports from the station’s Victoria Derbyshire and Nicky Campbell, in the heart of the action in Japan. Check out the ‘Chancer’s Guide’ to the World Cup with every snippet of World Cup history you’ll ever need, plus Motty’s essential pronunciation guide to make sure your conversation is pub perfect!

Hardcore footy fans can ‘Challenge Lawro’ to predict the outcome of a game, and World Cup lookalikes give a comical twist to today’s scoccer heroes, but if it’s all too much and you just can’t bear to miss your team in action, the Five Live excuse letter is for you – the perfect excuse to be signed off from work!

Further games and fantastic World Cup content will be going live in the build up to the opening ceremony, so watch this space for more details.

For further information please contact:

Faye Bosworth
BBCi Publicity
T: 020 7557 2127
E: faye.bosworth@bbc.co.uk