I must admit I'm actually quite enjoying the World Cup. Not for England's games, but seeing other teams who can actually pass the football, and the crazy stories connected to the tournament.
So far, these have included the obligatory story about monks wanting to watch the game, questions about the sexuality of the mascot Goalio the lion and the Croatian team going to watch Deep Purple in concert to relax them.
But my favourite was a story from Bulgaria where prisoners serving life sentences have sewn their mouths up in protest at not being allowed to watch the World Cup. What makes this story even better though as that Bulgaria aren't even in the competition and that they have left a small gap at the side of their mouths so they can still smoke! A well-thought out plan obviously.