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Soccer crunch match divides the net

Sky Sports will attempt to block out Internet traffic from overseas tomorrow as it broadcasts the England vs Scotland football match live on its website.

The Euro 2000 qualifier will be broadcast free on the Internet by Sky at 2pm, as well as on its satellite TV network. But restrictions to its broadcasting license mean it can only let Internet viewers within the UK and Eire watch the game.

Uunet, which along with BT will provide the live data streams, will use specially programmed Cisco routers to prevent the feed crossing the Atlantic or the Channel. But it admits some overseas viewers may find a way in.