Superstitious England fans will be hoping their weird and wonderful match-day rituals spur Fabio Capello’s men onto victory in Seville on Wednesday night. A recent survey revealed that a third of England supporters will be carrying out a lucky ritual prior to the game in Spain in a bid to boost the team’s chance of success, from wearing lucky pants to singing the songs they usually chant on the terraces. England face the Euro 2008 winners in an international friendly, hoping to continue their impressive form from the 2010 World Cup qualifiying campaign, with fans ensuring sure they do their bit to ensure the best possible result for the Three Lions.
The survey, conducted by Nicotinell, the official smoke-free partner The Football League, reveals that one in four fans choose to sing the same song and carry out a lucky sign or action, while one in seven England supporters believe that only eating or drinking a certain brand and quantity of food and drink will boost the team’s chances of winning. Having supported many of the 9 million smokers across the nation in their bid to quit the habit for over 15 years, Nicotinell are experts in habits, both good and bad.
They are giving fans the chance to win season tickets and a share of £100,000 for their club¹s community initiative as part of their search for the nation¹s funniest and quirkiest football rituals and habits from fans all over the country. To be in with a chance of winning log on to www.matchdayrituals.co.uk to enter your ritual.
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