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, 6 July 2014

They Finished 6th: BELGIUM

Were we watching the Euro 2016 champions rehearsing for European glory in this tournament? Did they know it was two years too early for them. For a team with very little recent World Cup pedigree? Probably. Maybe. They will be disappointed to be going home, but the squad has announced itself on the world stage.