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Soccer fans to get World Cup fix online for free

John Terry of England and Shinji Okazaki of Japan during a friendly football match between England and Japan in Graz on 30 May, 2010 prior to the FIFA World Cup 2010.


Soccer fanatics who will be away from a TV during World Cup action this summer can stream the games for free online. will stream all the games live, as well as broadcasting them on TV.

Considering the tournament is being played in South Africa, time zone differences will be a factor for some fans, who might try to watch from work on their computers.

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And Rogers announced Tuesday that its customers will also be able to catch the games on their smart phones.

Rogers customers who want to watch the games on the go will need to pay $5 a month for access to the company's mobile-streaming app, which works with some Apple iPhone, BlackBerry and Android devices.

There is also a one-time $10 fee to access the World Cup games.

The price for mobile access does not include data usage, which could result in a big bill for customers if they watch too much streaming video.

The World Cup kicks off June 11 and the final is scheduled for July 11.

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