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.

Friday, 27 June 2014

GROUP F DECIDERS: France 0-0 Ecuador ; Switzerland 3-0 Honduras

An odd group, this one. Because the Europeans have triumphed over the Americans. Admittedly, not the strongest of the American sides, but I had Ecuador edging the Swiss. But it went the other way, the Swiss qualifying despite conceding five in their opener. A World Cup first probably.  Spain certainly didn't manage to turn their initial five goal thrashing to their advantage. 

France look good. Well balanced. Even sans Ribery. Peaked too soon to win it? Maybe out, possibly non.  We shall see.