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 21st: ECUADOR

They'll be disappointed not to steer their way out of this group. It was hardly a toughie and it started promisingly, but ended disappontingly. In the end the Europeans were too strong for them and that's not something I've had cause to say much this World Cup.