Fans would give up food, jobs for World Cup glory: survey

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - What would you sacrifice to see your country win soccer's World Cup? Food for a week, according to a survey that also found fans willing to lose a limb for their team's glory.

Fifty-one percent of respondents to the tongue-in-cheek survey of 20,000 people, who live in North America but hail from countries with teams in the June 11-July 11 World Cup, said they would starve themselves for a week if that would bring victory to their national squad.

It found that a majority of English respondents -- 93 percent -- would give up food for a week to see England win, while some 70 percent of Italians would give up their job for an Italian victory.

Americans were most willing to sacrifice their homes, while South Koreans were most ready to sacrifice their love life.

And the people least willing to make a sacrifice?

The survey found that only 3 percent of Solvakians would give up anything to improve their country's chances of victory.

(Writing by Miral Fahmy, editing by Ossian Shine)