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.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Who Will Qualify From World Cup Group G?

It's Ghana take a brave man to bet against GERMANY winning this Group, but who's gonna come second? That's the question, and if so, if so, who answers...?

The GERMANS always perform at the big tournaments and it would be ridiculous to think they won't here, no matter how hot or humid it gets, no matter how many airmiles they build up getting from game to game, they will be ready, and there will be no excuses.

But their Group is a toughie, and I'm going for the USA to finish runners-up. The team has Klinsmann at the helm, and he knows a thing or two about winning a World Cup, not to mention a thing or three about the German team. 

PORTUGAL are still too reliant on Ronaldo, a great player to rely on, but there will be questions over his fitness. Which is why I think GHANA will pip them to third.

GROUP G PREDICTIONS: 1: GERMANY  2: USA  3: Ghana  4: Portugal