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

They Finished 20th: GHANA

Think Ghana in the World Cup, think a Suarez controversy. A handball so deliberate it hurt. The last minute penalty miss. The desperate realisation that Ghana just weren't meant to beat Uruguay four years ago.  This time around, a tough, tough group. No controversy though. Just outclassed by the others. No shame in that. Many would have struggled to get out of this group.