Fox Lines Up Soccer-Themed Tie-Ins For "The Simpsons"
Fox today announced a soccer-themed tie-in with "The Simpsons" to mark the show's 25th anniversary. The effort will include a line of branded merchandise featuring Simpsons and club marks, plus a FIFA World Cup-themed episode of the show to air in March. Participating teams include FC Barcelona, Corinthians, Boca Juniors and FC Zenit Saint Petersburg. Each participating team's merchandise also will include "Simpsonized" depictions of its main roster (Fox).