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 7th: COLOMBIA

A new star emerges. James Rodriguez will forever be remembered as one of the names of this World Cup, banging in a few classic goals and spearheading the charge of one of the tournament's most exciting teams. Brazil were always going to be a big challenge, despite Colombia's great form.  Rodriguez scored again, but it was too little too late.  The team goes home, but the nation rejoices and deservedly so.