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

Japan 0-0 Greece

Here's a game that had very little to say for itself. Even on paper. I watched the first half on my bedroom telly screen amid the sober miasma of the disappointment of the previous game and could tell you nothing about this one. No highlights. No lowlights. But both teams remain in the competition. The beauty of an ugly World Cup nil-nil.