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.

Monday, 30 June 2014

Round of 16: France 2-0 Nigeria

It's all too easy for the French it seems.  This World Cup lark is le doddle.  Another win here without much in the way of worry it seemed. A sliced own goal rounded things off for les bleus (playing in white today) after Pogba opened the scoring. Will Deschamps lead the French back to being les champs of the world? They are into the last eight, but soon they will have to face one of the fancied teams. Then we will see...