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Satyam hopes to kick its way into Europeans' affections through a services deal it struck with Fifa last year. The India-based services provider signed up as Official IT Services Provider to the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups last November, ensuring its name will be plastered all over the tournaments alongside mega brands such …


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  1. Anonymous Coward

    what if

    england = brazil?

  2. Ishkandar

    As Johnny-come-lately...

    ...Satyam can't muscle in on the areas already tied up by the others like Infosys, e.g. cricket !! Also, the success of various tycoons in getting into football, e.g. Roman Abramovich in Chelsea, must have influenced their decision !!

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I see

    They still have plenty of money to waste then, despite the reduction of growth from 40% to twenty-something that I was reading about a few seconds ago.

  4. Dries Marais

    And what if...

    And what if the world cup is not held in dark sunny South Africa due to spectators not liking the 2 000 (yes two thousand) murders committed each month in the Johannesburg-Pretoria area? Or the lack of electricity when the power giant ESCOM sheds the load to a certain grid during a game? (FIFA promises HUGE generators but that does not fire the traffic lights and railway supply); or the 50 million previously disadvantaged Africans (whose team Bafana-Bafana will fall out in the first match if they at all play) do not like English soccer fans aping the apeman? Man, IT is in for a surprise in the NEW South Africa...

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