Brazil, you say? They know how to play football over there, don't they? But it's a long way for one so middle aged as I to travel.

So instead, I shall slouch into my leather armchair and view the tournament from this side of the Atlantic. I shall try and watch every game and will definitely make wildly inaccurate predictions too.

I do solemnly vow to give you a real sense of what it's like to not be at the World Cup. This is the blog where all the colour and atmosphere and passion of watching the world's greatest sporting tournament on a wall mounted widescreen really comes to life.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

ITV v BBC. Who will win the battle of the World Cup Theme Tunes?

Maracas? Tick.  A bossa nova beat? Tick. Some generic, celebratory chanting? Tick.

If the composers who won the pitch to provide us with the soundtracks for this summer's festival of football don't tick the above boxes, I'll be shocked.

But maybe one of the channels will decide to surprise us with something modern and less cliched?

Who knows? All I know is it won't be long until we find out.

ITV won in 2010. The Beeb won't want to lose again...