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.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

World Cup semi-final prediction: Argentina v Holland

It won't be 7-1. There, said it. I thought BravsGer would be close. It wasn't. Though I predicted the Germans would win. I predict this one will be close. Extra time close. Maybe even penalties. But Argentina will win, despite all of Brazil rooting for the Dutch, I suspect. 1-1 after 90. 3-1 after extra time, giving us a repeat of the 1990 World Cup Final, which was dire. Something to look forward to there then.