I'm not going to South Africa. So instead I'm gonna try and watch a bit if not all of every game at work, or at home or in a bar or wherever. On the telly. With a beer. And I'm gonna predict who I think is gonna win. And talk about football stuff. So there.

Wednesday 9 June 2010

Play World Cup Bingo

Simply tick off these situations as and when you see or hear them during the World Cup Group Stage Coverage...

1. 'It's 12 years since the hosts won the World Cup' is mentioned during the opening game.

2. Shot of female Brazil fans in hotpants.

3. Someone digs up Pele's old quote about an African side winning the World Cup before the year 2000 and says they're ten years late.

4. Shot of Platini in the crowd during France game.

5. When both teams need a draw from their final group game to qualify, the Austria v West Germany farce from 1982 gets a mention.

6. Witty commentator says ' the winner of this game would be a foregone conclusion if this were the Rugby World Cup' during the Italy v New Zealand game.

7. Hastily arranged interview with Beckenbauer before Germany game.

8. Mention made of how quickly the sun sets in South Africa.

9. 'Shouldn't you be at work' gag delivered with a cheeky, knowing look/tone of voice during the England v Slovenia coverage.

10. Reminder that the last World Cup to be played in winter was Argentina 1978.