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, 16 June 2014

Switzerland 2-1 Ecuador

A late, late winner here for the Swiss in a pleasant Sunday afternoon game. I was drifting in and out of consciousness during it, all this football watching beginning to take its toll? Or more likely, the after effects of a rather splendid traditional Sunday roast.

I still like Ecuador's chances of getting through, mind.