Score Big With a World Cup Home Office

The countdown is on for the FIFA World Cup, giving soccer fans around the world something to cheer about in about three months (the festivities begin June 11). The matches are being held in South Africa this year, so that will mean morning viewing hours for many United States fans.

Since watching soccer games at the office is next to impossible, start suggesting to your boss that you set up a home office and start working from home a few days a week (you'll be in good company, the American Internet Users Survey states that nearly 50 million Americans now work from home in some capacity). By the time the World Cup arrives, you'll be ready to work and watch the games at home.

Here are some essentials to turning a small corner or room into a FIFA-ready home office: