If marbles or even racing isn't your thing then there is still something resembling football going on.
On YouTube people have been enjoying 'celebrity football' that are being played out on Fifa. It's a bizarre combination of daytime television, Spitting Image and Match of the Day and one new video a week will be released by the creators, Sonage Gaming, a week until the football actually returns.
Found this on YT last night 😭😭😭 These kids commentated their own celebrity game https://t.co/3eaiLabq6I
That's one thing but it is worth bearing in mind the many lower league football teams who depend on matchday revenue from fans to keep them afloat.
To try and raise some money and help those teams that might be fearing the future, League Two side Leyton Orient has organised a mass Fifa tournament, where players from actual teams will represent them in a knockout tournament, with matches streamed on Twitch.
This will feature 64 teams from as far afield as the United States and South Africa and the draw threw up some tantalizing clashes such as Roma vs. Walsall and Swindon vs. Benfica.
🙌 Gooooooooooood ebening and welcome to everyone tuning in for this, a Twitter based commentary on a draw for FIFA.… https://t.co/jUAiEUD8Vr
Of course, there is a point to this as Leyton Orient is encouraging people to donate money to a Just Giving campaign with the money raised being given to football league teams as well as the MIND charity and for COVID-19 research. It's a noble cause and well worth contributing to even if you have no interest in football.
Check out the just giving page here 👇