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Internet users are set to enjoy the best coverage of the World Cup yet this summer, according to the BBC. 

The broadcaster has announced its coverage plans for football's biggest tournament and revealed the web is set to play a big part.

Fans will be able to watch the event across a number of mediums including their computer, tablet, smartphone and TV.

Full-game replays will be available on demand, while the latest news will be accessible through the BBC Sport App.

BBC Sport Director Barbara Slater stated: "Our aim is for this to be the first truly 24/7 World Cup and we will deliver a complete experience for our audience through both traditional and digital platforms."

The broadcaster's coverage will be hosted by Gary Lineker, with pundits set to include the likes of Thierry Henry, Clarence Seedorf and Rio Ferdinand.

Hosts Brazil are favourites to lift the trophy, while Argentina, Germany and holders Spain are also considered forerunners.