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

World Cup 2014 Round of 16 Predictions - Sunday 29 June Games

The first course is HOLLAND v MEXICO. And I'm concerned about Holland's chances. Did they peak too soon with a majestic thrashing of SPAIN. There'll be plenty of orange in the stadium, but the Mexicans will outnumber them, and I've got a sneaking suspicion this is going to pens. 2-2 after 90, and AET, with the Mexicans winning the shoot out.

COSTA RICA v GREECE is a tie few will have predicted would be happening in the Round Of 16, with both sides tipped by many to be propping up their groups rather than hanging around the upper echelons. Having predicted the first 3 ties of the round going to extra time, this one will be decided in 90 I reckon, in Costa Rica's favour. 2-0. Sorry, Europe.