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.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

They Finished 28th: BOSNIA

A nation's first World Cup, and pride salvaged at the last, with a 3-1 win over Iran to leave them in third in their group.  In Dzeko they have a quality finisher who'd deserve a place in some of the best teams. But in their Group, they came up against two sides in Nigeria and Argentina who were just too strong. Expect BH to be there in 2016, Dzeko and all.