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Tuesday, 14 May, 2002, 14:00 GMT 15:00 UK

BBC gears up for World Cup extravaganza

There is only one place to follow the World Cup this summer - and that's with the BBC.

Keep up with the tournament at any time, anywhere thanks to BBC Sport's unique World Cup package.

Live coverage and highlights of the matches on BBC One and Radio Five Live will be backed up by up-to-the-minute updates on this World Cup website, at

" When there is a big event, the nation has a lot of trust in us "
Peter Salmon
BBC director of sport

There will also be a special England channel on interactive TV with access to all the games and analysis.

Viewers and listeners also have a chance to reflect on the action and interact with fellow fans and the BBC team in our live World Cup Interactive specials.

Watch or listen to these hour-long programmes on this site, interactive TV, or Radio Five Live, and contribute by e-mail, text message or phone.


On BBC One, presenters Gary Lineker, Ray Stubbs and regulars Alan Hansen and Mark Lawrenson will be joined by a host of football stars to bring you the very best coverage, analysis and chat.


Radio Five Live's June schedule will revolve around the World Cup, with 49 live commentaries making for over 250 hours of coverage.


And this website will be the ultimate destination for fans unable to get to the TV or radio.

Bookmark now and you will get reports and reaction as the action unfolds and features from our dedicated correspondents in Korea and Japan.

Mini Motty will be your desktop companion to make sure you don't miss a thing.

There is also our Fantasy Golden Boot competition to enter.

And if that wasn't enough, there is another treat in store very soon...

So sit back, switch on, tune in and log on for the ultimate World Cup experience this summer - only from the BBC.


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