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.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

World Cup Semi Final Prediction: Brazil v Germany

I predicted a Brazil v Argentina final back in May. And it's still on. Although I'm not as confident about the host's chances in this one without Neymar and Thiago Silva. Two crucial cogs in the machine (a word usually reserved for their opponents).

The Germans will be out to avenge the 2002 final defeat. And where better and more damaging to do it. And I think they will. In extra time.