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England's World Cup qualifier in Ukraine on Saturday will be shown exclusively live to subscribers on the internet who will pay at least £4.99.All previously broadcast England matches have been available on TV.Kentaro - an international agency appointed by the Ukrainian Football Federation - originally sold the UK rights for the game to Setanta.But after the pay-TV firm collapsed, digital sport specialist Perform was appointed to stream the match online.The match will be shown on the website www.ukrainevengland.com and viewers will be able to subscribe to it using PayPal, the electronic payment service.England have already qualified for the 2010 World Cup, winning all eight of their group matches. It is understood none of the traditional broadcasters were willing to pay the asking price to screen the game, which kicks off at 1715 BST.But the news has angered supporters who want to watch the action on television.Peter Silverstone, managing director of Kentaro, told BBC Sport: "You will watch as you would any other streaming on the internet, like YouTube or the BBC iPlayer - there will be a pop-up player that will show the match in a very good quality stream."Former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson is part of the studio team for the match, while Kentaro has promised "a top commentary team". The cost of watching the game was being advertised on Monday in the Daily Express as £4.99 if viewers signed up before midnight on Wednesday.Charges rise to £9.99 for those who subscribe on Thursday and Friday, and £11.99 on Saturday.Similar prices were advertised on the website of the Daily Telegraph, which promised a "high-quality stream available on Mac and PC".Silverstone insisted the project was "commercially viable"."We have a huge marketing effort behind us with the various newspaper groups that will promote the match on their websites," he said."Commercially this will work and genuinely offers an exciting opportunity for us. We wouldn't embark on this project if we didn't feel it had strategic long-term value, this isn't a one-off shot."Silverstone said Kentaro would take a maximum of one million subscribers for the match - which he said equates to about 2.5 million viewers - because this would be the "safe number to stop at to ensure the optimal broadcast".The Odeon cinema chain will show the game live throughout the country, including at their flagship cinema at Leicester Square, but the match will not be available in pubs.Football Association spokesman Adrian Bevington admitted: "We would obviously like to see the game broadcast to as many people as possible" but insisted the matter was out of his organisation's hands."These are the rights of the Ukrainian FA and the agents they've appointed to sell them," he told BBC Sport."A traditional TV platform would be ideal to broadcast the game but it's not the case. It's not in our control."ITV has the rights to home England games and, under the terms of their contract, has taken over Setanta's broadcast rights for away friendlies.However, that aspect of the deal does not cover away qualifying games, and neither the BBC, ITV, Sky nor Channel Five made a successful bid for the match.Perform streamed Manchester City and Spurs matches in the Uefa Cup last year when a TV deal could not be agreed - charging about £4 per game - and Bevington insisted: "We're obviously confident in the company that has got the rights - they're a very professional company".However, travelling England fan Mark Perryman said the fact the match was available only on the internet was "disastrous and an outrage.""A World Cup qualifier should be available for everybody on free-to-air TV," Perryman told BBC Sport."It seems to me there's a very simple solution - Fifa and Uefa should insist as a condition of entry that all nations sell their games to terrestrial stations, whether its the home or away market."England defender Rio Ferdinand said he thought the broadcasting of the match marked "a good step forward" though."I read that online advertising has taken over from TV, so that tells you something about where it's going in terms of the digital world," he told BBC Sport."So I'm sure it'll be the way forward and in the future it'll probably be the reality. I think it's a good way to gauge how many people are interested."And Andrew Croker, executive chairman of Perform, insisted England fans would "embrace" the internet broadcast."I think consumers are pretty sophisticated now, particularly in the UK, where we have been in the vanguard of adopting new technology," he told BBC Sport."I think people want a choice - the chance to watch football in a different way. This is pioneering, very exciting and I think people will enjoy it."
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f*ck that. I like going pub to watch England.

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f*ck that. I like going pub to watch England.

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The joke ting is that they charge, but there are many places online to watch it for free. Farcical.

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£11.99 to watch an england game that means nothing, who do these jokers think they are?

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The joke ting is that they charge, but there are many places online to watch it for free. Farcical.
The MD for this company was on Talksport and he was going on about how they're going to try and stop all illegal streams, I say bullshit cause it won't happen, not even the WWE could stop all the PPV streams!Kudos to the BBC (which we pay for) and ITV for not wanting to affect the schedule of Strictly Come Dancing and bloody X-Factor oh and all these bullshit shows.
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Really stupid considering the match means absolutely nothing

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Bet 365 will be streaming the game live for anyone with a funded account.

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PMSL I can't believe it.So I pay however much for Sky per month plus ESPN subscription and I can't watch an England international?Not serious

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Bothered i would've been slightly miffed it it looked like they'd be trying out new players i.e bent and the like but Meh it'll probably be boring anyway says alot about the way Football is seen in the country when the BBC and ITV arent willing to disrupt their reality tv shows/gameshows for the international teamdunno why Channel 5 dont go for it and win the Saturday evening ratings war for onceSky and ESPN are obviously pissing the subcription money up the wall

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