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England fans will not get to see their favourite World Cup team in 3D unless the players reach the group winners' matches.

Fifa and Sony today announced that 25 World Cup 2010 matches will be recorded in 3D, one on each day of the tournament, from the first game between South Africa and Mexico to the final.

Ironically given the announcement was made in London, no England fixtures have been included.

Brits will be able to watch live matches in 3D. Fifa TV chief Niclas Ericson said 50 cinemas and "five other entertainment venues" will project the games onto big screens. The BBC and ITV will be broadcasting the matches in 2D in both standard definition and HD.

Ericson said he was "not contemplating any channel" broadcasting the 3D footage in the UK.

In any case, they may be put off by the high price of the first 3D TVs.

Games will be shot using seven 3D camera rigs, four narrow-angle sets at pitch level and three wide-angle pairs at 10-12m in height. While the 3D transmissions will not relay footage from the 32 2D cameras in each stadium, some of that two-dimensional material may be converted to 3D on the fly for inclusion in the 3D broadcast. ®

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