Per Mertesacker on 'being Arsenal'. Interview via @Telegraph #afc fw.to/Ied871F
"We will welcome #eng
fans to Manaus with warmth, good food and parties," says Leonardo Novellino of the Manaus mayor's office
fans are going to three fascinating places. Exploring Manaus and the Amazon could be an unforgettable trip.
Welcome to the jungle: #eng
given huge World Cup test. Report from Costa do Sauipe via @Telegraph fw.to/a52V9Fg
Some thoughts on #eng
World Cup draw. Report from Costa do Sauipe via @Telegraph fw.to/a52V9Fg
Russia in with Belgium, Algeria and South Korea
Portugal in with Germany, Ghana, USA.
Bosnia & Herzegovina in with Argentina, Iran and Nigeria
France in with Switzerland, Ecuador and Honduras.
England in with Uruguay, Costa Rica and Italy. Tricky and in Manaus!!
Greece in with Colombia, Ivory Coast and Japan
Netherlands in with Spain, Chile and Australia. Hard group.
Croatia in with Brazil, Mexico and Cameroon
South Korea in with Belgium and Algeria
USA in with Germany, Ghana
Iran in with Argentina and Nigeria
Honduras in with Switzerland and Ecuador. How Hodgson would love Group E
Costa Rica in with Uruguay and Italy
Japan in with Colombia and Ivory Coast
Australia in with Spain and Chile
Mexico in with Brazil and Cameroon
Nigeria in with Argentina.
Ivory Coast in with Colombia
Ecuador in with Switzerland.
Spain with Chile. Tough group
Note to Brazil, there are night-time roadworks on the A1
This World Cup draw is taking so long that all the stadia will be finished first
Decent team assembling on stage: Sir Geoff Hurst, Mario Kempes, Fabio Cannavaro, Lothar Matthaus, Zinedine Zidane, Fernando Hierro, Cafu ...
Pele time. "I really trust Brazil very much and I think we will be in the final'
Might be paranoia but it looks like the dancer in the England-type outfit got knocked out early. Panic over. He's back
Even the Brazilian mascot is a good dancer
Bit of a rude question from presenter to the great, original Ronaldo: 'It is said that you now work harder off the pitch then you did on it'
Brazil president Dilma talking about Pele 'the greatest', about (original) Ronaldo the 'greatest scorer' & a new team 'full of great genius'
It's difficult to know which is bigger: the huge cost of this extravagant show or Sepp Blatter's ego.
Main instrument used to promote the joys of Brazil so far in the World Cup draw show? Samba drums. Banned from the stadia though
Pictures of Nelson Mandela being shown on the big screen in draw tent. Everyone in the room bursts into sustained applause.
The draw will be long, meandering & Blattery but this will fill the boring bits: Maradona_Dribble_skill: youtu.be/Ah8xBnjtYWw
World Cup draw stage resembles something from the film 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory' except with McDonald's/Sony/Bud ads popping up
World Cup draw day impressions: chaotic, friendly and hot (31c)
World Cup draw day impressions: Brazil police have knives down their boots. Italian TV presenters are the best/quickest to hitch rides with
seek help from Lord Coe and a sports psychologist. Report from Costa do Sauipe via @Telegraph fw.to/K98fsHF
Hodgson on the Impossible Job, belief & putting a tenner on #eng
. Report from Costa do Sauipe via @Telegraph fw.to/kE37aoK
RIP Nelson Mandela. Unforgettable moment of 2010 World Cup final: youtu.be/jngGbbjddHg
Historic moment for Indian football. Blatter announces India 'will host the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in 2017'
Blatter does not sound a huge supporter of Platini's sin-bin suggestion
For World Cup games in hot conditions, match ref and Fifa medical doctor in the stadium will decide whether to stop game for water breaks