The Football Association are searching for a new sponsor after Pepsi decided to end their part-nership after the World Cup.
The door is now open for the FA to step up their efforts to strike a new deal linking an energy drink to the England team  with Powerade thought to be in the frame.
It also leaves an opportunity for Wembley Stadium to clinch an agreement with a soft-drinks sponsor, possibly Pepsi's main rivals Coca-Cola.
Jonathan Hill, the FA's group commercial director, said: "This announcement was not unexpected.
"The FA will be making further sponsorship announcements in the near future."
A Pepsi spokesman said: "Pepsi has a good relation-ship with the FA and has been a proud partner of the England team. Pepsi remains committed to football and will be rein-vesting its resources into a new strategic platform for football in the UK."
Carlsberg are expected to announce that they will join Umbro as one of the founding partners of the new Wembley Stadium. ..SUPL: