England's big game would clash with headliners
Andrew Trendell
13:52 14th April 2014

In news that is sure to upset a fair few football/Kasabian fans, Glastonbury have announced that they won't be screening the World Cup at this year's festival. 

The Worthy Farm event has been known throughout its history to show football games on big screens, but they have now revealed that they will not be doing so this June due to schedule clashes with headline bands.

A Glastonbury spokesman issued the following statement:

"Should England's football team qualify from the group stages to the knock out rounds of this summer's World Cup in Brazil, their match in the Last 16 is scheduled to either take place at 9pm UK time on the Saturday of Glastonbury (if they finish second in their group) or 9pm UK time on the Sunday of Glastonbury (if they win their group). In previous years, we have endeavoured to show England's matches on big screens where possible (other nations' matches have not been shown). However, with the potential England matches clashing with the headline sets at this year's Festival, the decision has been made that - should England qualify from their group - their last 16 match will not be shown at Glastonbury 2014.

"As England's final group game takes place at 5pm UK time on Tuesday, June 24th (the evening before Glastonbury 2014 begins), it won't be known until then whether or not England will actually play a match during the Festival. But, as we are already being asked about our plans, we wanted to let everyone know well in advance that the decision has been made not to screen the potential match.

"We'd also like to take this opportunity to wish Roy Hodgson's side all the best in Brazil. And we very much hope that we'll all be able to watch England playing a Quarter Final match on the 4th or 5th of July." 

See the Glastonbury line-up so far below

Glastonbury festival takes place at Worthy Farm in Somerset from Wednesday 25 to Sunday 29 June, 2014. 

The resale dates of any reserved tickets for Glastonbury Festival that have either been cancelled, refunded or not paid for will go into resales on two separate days - with the resale for ticket and coach packages taking place from 7pm on Thursday 24 April, before general admission tickets go back on sale from 9am on Sunday 27 April.

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