With the the World Cup 2014 in Brazil due to kick off on Thursday, June 12th, BBC Worldwide has unveiled a raft of official merchandise.
Key licensee Forever Collectibles has released a wide range of FA merchandise. England fans can pick up a variety of souvenirs including the England themed garden gnome, stationery, homeware (mugs, mini bar set and bowls), car accessories (stickers, flags, tax disc holders), puzzles, plush toys, key rings and more.
The range can be found in over 500 Sainsbury’s stores nationwide.
BBC Worldwide has also released two commemorative Match of the Day t-shirts – available exclusively on Amazon – in time for the World Cup.
In addition, Demon Records has produced two albums to celebrate the start of the tournament. Released on June 6th, All Together Now is a compilation featuring 20 football songs and anthems including the eponymous hit by The Farm, the England World Cup squad’s This Time (We’ll Get it Right), Showadaddy’s Hey England, World at Your Feet by Embrace and Ruud Gullit’s Not The Dancing Kind.
The album also comes with four pin badges.
The second album – The Party Mix Brazil – is a three-disc set which features a selection of Brazilian music to get fans in the Samba spirit.
Meanwhile, BBC Worldwide’s latest Top Gear app – Top Gear: Race the Stig – has been given a Copacabana makeover. Updates include a new track and features along the world famous beach, new vehicles to drive including the Ay-Goal (based on the show’s car footbal team), several new Brazilian-themed helmets and Fan Favourite helmets which let the player choose the flag design of their native country.
Other product launching includes posters from Pyramid, headphones from Skull Candy and calendars from Danilo.