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, 28 June 2014

They Finished 15th: URUGUAY

Twas not to be the Semi's as last time.
But like 2010, Suarez courted controversy, hands last time, teeth this.
Unlike last time, few neutrals will mourn their exit.
Beaten by Costa Rica in the opening game, they conquered England and then Italy, to earn their place in the knockouts.
But Uruguayians aside, who didn't want Colombia to triumph in their Round Of 16 clash?