Ahead of the World Cup next week Transport for London and ESPNFC have announced a partnership that will mean match updates are displayed across London stations.

More than 140 stations across the London Underground will be taking part using current displays to show alerts about the World Cup progress. These details will include news, results and score updates.

Updates will appear both on the platform overhead Dot Matrix Indicators and on 400 Electronic Service Update Boards. That will include the entire Central line, Northern line, Bakerloo line and Jubilee line.

The service will begin on Thursday 12 June and will continue until Monday 14 July. The announcement was launched with former footballer John Barnes (above) today.

While lots of stations now offer Wi-Fi underground the convenience of these screens should make spotting results a lot easier. For those that want to avoid the scores, to watch a recorded game when they get home, there's little hope.

Mike Brown MVO, managing director of London Underground and Rail, said: "This is a great way to keep our passengers up to date on the football and we are really pleased to be teaming up with ESPNFC to deliver this. It also generates a bit of money to allow us to keep investing in further improvements to the tube network."

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