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.

Monday, 16 June 2014

World Cup 2014 Solves Worldwide Graffiti Problem

This new spray referees are armed with, drawing lines across expensive multi-coloured boots and ringing footballs as teams ready themselves for free kicks.

That's a great cure for graffiti right there.

Give it to those who are intent on defacing other's property with their hieroglyphic tags. Let them spray away and share their dubious works on Faceblog and that app that makes your photos look old.

And come morning time, poor garage or home owner is none the wiser as their wall looks as clean and as graffiti free as it did when they laid their heads down to rest at bedtime. Everyone's a winner.