World Cup fever is growing around the globe in anticipation of tomorrow's opening ceremony.

But it appears many women are dreading the wall-to-wall TV coverage of the sport over the next four weeks.

A poll has revealed fewer than one-quarter of women in the UK will be following the tournament, which kicks off in Sao Paolo with hosts Brazil playing Croatia.

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The YouGov poll of 1100 women also found disputes over the beautiful game will be a source of family arguments. It said 24% will be showing a keen interest in the contest and 15% called football an enjoyable family pastime.

The poll for ITV's Loose Women revealed 34% believed there was too much of the sport on TV.

Presentators Alan Hansen and Adrian Chiles, aided by Scotland manager Gordon Strachan, will front BBC and ITV's coverage.