With World Cup conflict looming, Wimbledon loosens mobile phone restrictions

Football fans celebrating in London on Saturday as England beat Sweden to reach the World Cup semi-final

Football fans celebrating in London on Saturday as England beat Sweden to reach the World Cup semi-final

Ardent sporting fans all noticed one thing when they looked at their sporting calendars at the start of the summer: the World Cup Final clashes with the Wimbledon men's final.

The All England Tennis Club Boss did sate the final would take place at the said as its done every year despite the fact that England who are now hosting the tennis event stand a chance of making the World Cup final.

The World Cup final in Russian Federation is due to kick off on July 15 two hours after the traditional 2 p.m. start of the men's Wimbledon final-meaning a very likely overlap.

"It is purely our decision to stay at 2 p.m".

Yorkshire County Cricket Club has rearranged its Vitality Blast T20 fixture against Derbyshire, which was scheduled to clash with England's semifinal match against Croatia.

"You can tell when England scored and it was wonderful but we didn´t receive any complaints that the enjoyment of tennis had been spoiled". "We had superb tennis going on and we were benefiting from modern technology where people were able to follow the football, enjoy it, without disturbing other people", said Lewis.

"I gather it wasn't very successful because it did interrupt people's enjoyment of the tennis and what we did last Saturday actually did work very well", added Lewis.

Defending champion Roger Federer, who is more than likely to be playing in Sunday´s final, joked that maybe the World Cup final should move to accommodate the Wimbledon title match.

Moreover, Lewis said the All England Club would not erect TV screens on the grounds so ticket holders could watch the World Cup, nor will they use the existing oversize screen on Henman Hill behind Court No. 1 for any objective other than tennis.

"We have a very strong public wi-fi signal and it worked brilliantly on Saturday", he said.

Asked yesterday if he had concerns about noise from the Centre Court crowd, Federer light-heartedly replied: "I'm more concerned the World Cup final will have issues because the Wimbledon final is going on".

"They'll hear every point: 'Wow, love-15, 15-30'". The same policy will be extended to the final on Sunday.

Ten years ago, Nadal triumphed over his great rival in a five-set epic which ended at 9.16pm (2016GMT). "We are a country of four million people", said the 22-year-old. "And I thought that went really well".