16.5 percent of fans streaming World Cup coverage

But bosses crack down on 7.4 percent

Of those lucky football fans who are able to follow the World Cup 2010 at work, 16.5 percent are streaming TV coverage over the web, according to a PC Advisor poll.

The largest segments of workplace fans were following the action using website updates (36.8 percent of fans) or conventional TVs (27.4 percent), although both figures were considerably reduced when taking into account non-fans.

Indeed, perhaps the most surprising result of the survey was that a stunning 60.5 percent of PC Advisor readers stated that they simply "don't care about the World Cup".

"Work is for work," said PCA forum member Quickbeam. "I'm having a problem finding any enthusiasm for this one."

Another forum member, meanwhile, was even more forthright. "Can't stand football. Be glad when it's all over," said BT.

Radio, the old stalwart of football fans stuck away from a TV, turned out to be the least popular option, with both web radio (9.3 percent of fans, or 3 percent overall) and conventional radio (10 and 3.2 percent) seeing low numbers of votes.

Perhaps the saddest conclusion of the poll was that 7.4 percent of PC Advisor readers would like to follow the World Cup but are prevented by their boss.

Based on 433 votes, as of midday, 16th June 2010.

Vote and have your say here.

Or join the discussion in this PC Speakers' Corner forum thread.

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