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

Round Of 16 Predictions - Sat 28 June Games

UKIP heaven today as it's a festival of South and Central American football today, without a hint of European involvement in sight.

It's BRAZIL v CHILE up first. The hosts will win, but it may go to extra time. 2-1 I reckon, with Neymar registering again.

COLOMBIA v URUGUAY looks a much different prospect with no Suarez in the mix. His team mates will want to do well for their absent striker. I went for URUGUAY to win this pre-tournament, but that was with Suarez. Without him, I think this will go to extra time with Colombia sneaking it 1-0.