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.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

South Korea 2-4 Algeria

Here's a game that many would have shunned beforehand. Two unfancied teams with little World Cup pedigree but still with plenty to play for. And it turned into a goal fest with six of the best. Algeria always had the advantage, but early in the second the South Koreans looked like they could draw level.  But the Algerians pulled away, never to be caught.