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, 14 June 2014

Colombia 3-0 Greece

Is it an o or a u? Spelling Colombia is as hard as stopping them if you're Greece. Both sides gave it a go here, the Greeks way more attacking than they were a decade ago when they won Euro 2004. Perhaps that's where they're going wrong.

The Colombians, kitted out much like the host nation, and scoring three exactly like the host nation in their opening game, looked assured, and they'll fancy their chances of making the knockout stage. Greece are in danger of emulating a poor NFL drive and going three and out.