JD Wetherspoon will fall foul of its policy of no televisions during the World Cup now that pubs will be able to open their doors at breakfast time for matches, the Daily Telegraph's City Diary claimed.

It said Wetherspoon's chairman, Tim Martin, may sport a hairstyle modelled on Chris Waddle's Italia '90 number, but he will not be showing the footie.

Martin writes in his company newsletter that "not everyone watches the World Cup, so why don't you join the other footballers' wives at your local JDW."