Television screens will stay on and kettles will continue to boil despite a record power surge predicted in the extremely unlikely event England win the football World Cup this summer, Energy Minister Ed Davey has said.
The Energy Secretary says he has been assured by National Grid that the UK has enough electricity generating capacity to meet what might be the highest domestic energy surge ever if the England team made it to the final of the football World Cup in Brazil.
A statement on the FIFA website said: "As of 20 August 2013, football fans around the world will have the opportunity to purchase tickets from www.FIFA.com. Ticket prices and all further details on the ticket sale will be available on FIFA.com on 1 July 2013."
A US man less than two weeks into a planned journey to dribble a football from his home city of Seattle to Brazil, the host nation for the 2014 World Cup, has died after being struck by a car in Oregon, police and the man's supporters said.
Richard Swanson, 42, was hit as he walked on the shoulder of a road on the outskirts of Lincoln City just east of the Oregon coast, said Lincoln City Police Sergeant Randy Weaver.
Swanson's football was found nearby, Weaver said.
Swanson's death was mourned in a post on the Facebook page titled "Breakaway Brazil," which he had used to document his planned journey.
It was supposed to culminate with his arrival in Brazil in time for the World Cup, which begins in June 2014.