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.

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Colombia 2-1 Ivory Coast

First there was work.  Then there was travelling home from work to try and catch the start of the England game.  Both of which combined to ensure I was unable to catch any of this game either from my armchair or office chair.

These are the two teams I've predicted will make it through from the group, and thankfully they played out a close game that hasn't shattered or shaken my confidence in that happening.