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.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Brazil 0-0 Mexico

The Mexican keeper's performance aside, this was no classic. The hosts were misfiring , over cautious, not very Brazilian basically. The Mexicans had chances to pull off a shock, but lacked finishing prowess. But it's a result that could see both sides safely through to the knock out phase.