By Oliver Hall
A 2010 World Cup survey carried out by Continental tyres claims that almost two thirds of Irish football fans will be hoping France does badly in this summers tournament.
And apparently one in ten signaled their support for the England team, according to the tyres company survey.
Commenting on the World Cup study, Paddy Murphy of Continental said: “It’s just a bit of fun really, but some of the results are certainly interesting!
“Who’d have thought that almost 13% of us will be supporting England outright this summer? Or that if the final was England v France, 57% of us would be up for England?
“When all the predictions are said and done, I think most people are just looking forward to a memorable tournament with lots of attacking football and loads of goals.
“And let’s hope, as our survey suggests, that in four years time we’re in Brazil getting ready to play our part.”
The results certainly indicate that the French have overtake the English as the ‘old enemy’ of Irish sport, with Spain as the team most want to win the 2010 World Cup.