World Cup fever grips iomart Hosting

As national football managers select their initial squads for next month’s World Cup in South Africa, managed hosting and cloud computing company iomart Hosting has come up with its own computing themed Fantasy Football World XI using international players that have represented their countries at World Cup tournaments.

Goalkeeper
Gordon ‘Data’ Banks England (1966)

Defence
Fabricio COLOccini Argentina (2006)
Lilian ThuRAM France (1998)
Jan KromkAMP Netherlands (2006)
Rodrígues NETo Brazil (1978)

Midfield
Raphael WICKY Switzerland (2006)
FranCISCO Spain (1986)
Jose VaRACKa Argentina (1958)
Neil WEBb England (1990)
Marco TarDELLi Italy (1986)

Forward
Paulo WANchope Costa Rica (2006)

Subs
Goalkeeper – Kelvin JACK Trinidad & Tobago (2006)
Defender – Lim Zoong-SUN North Korea (1966)
Midfield – ELANo Brazil (2010)
Forward – Colin WEBster Wales (1958)

Managers
Head Coach – Sir Alf RAMsey
Assistant Coach – Ally MaCLEOD ‘Hosting’

Phil Worms, marketing director for iomart Hosting, said:” We really had to rack our brains and go back to the dawn of the commercial computer age for some of our fantasy names but we hope it sparks some virtual fun and games for the tech community.”

iomart Hosting and its Netintelligence partner brand are using the World Cup as the theme for their display at the SmartGov LIVE event at the ExCel Arena next month (June 15-16). They will be giving away three signed world legends of football shirts during the event : a 1966 England replica shirt signed by Bobby Charlton; a 1966 Portugal replica shirt signed by Eusebio and a limited edition 1970 Brazil shirt signed by Pele.

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