Brazil: we know the score

Brazil: we know the score

Football fans,Young Post is the place to follow World Cup 2014. Let David Bartram and John Kang be your 'box to box' guides

Olá! The World Cup is almost upon us, and here at Young Post we are getting just a little bit excited. A month of football in the sport's spiritual home, Brazil, will be a blast.

The big kick-off is in the early hours of Friday morning (time differences, boo!) when Brazil play Croatia in São Paulo.

This isn't the first time Brazil has hosted a World Cup. In 1950, more than 170,000 people crammed into the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, expecting Brazil to win their first World Cup final. But they lost to Uruguay 2-1. This year's final will be played in the same stadium.

Not everyone in Brazil is happy to be hosting the tournament. There have been protests, with many saying the money would be better spent helping those living in poverty. Others say it can help unite Brazil, a country of 200 million.

Even if you aren't a football fan, this is the perfect time to jump on the bandwagon. The World Cup is always special; there aren't many events that bring people together from all corners of the planet.

So why not pick a team - Brazil could be a good choice, as they've won the World Cup five times, more than anyone else - and come along for the ride. It will be emotional.

From tomorrow, you can check out Young Post's new football blog, Box to Box, online at yp.scmp.com It will feature news and analysis from our football fanatics, John "Juan" Kang and David "Diego" Bartram.

A "box to box" footballer covers the whole pitch, and can score, tackle and pass; our blog is going to tackle all of football's big issues, too. Here's a sneak peek of what to expect.

From tomorrow, you can check out Young Post's new football blog, Box to Box, online at yp.scmp.com It will feature analysis from our resident football fanatics, John "Juan" Kang and David "Diego" Bartram.

A "box to box" footballer covers the whole pitch and can score, tackle and pass; our blog is going to tackle all of football's big issues, too. Here's a sneak peek.


John: Hey, David, looking forward to the World Cup much?

David: Hi, John, I can't wait. Great football to watch almost every day for a month. Seriously, what could be better? I've dug out my old England shirt, and I'm ready for the inevitable heartbreak.

John: Wow, you don't sound very optimistic.

David: Tell me about it. If there's one thing you can bank on, it's England failing at the World Cup. Never mind, part of the fun is watching other exciting teams from all over the world - Argentina, Ghana, Croatia …

John: And don't forget my team, the mighty South Korea. I think this might be our year.

David: You must be joking! And I thought I had it bad supporting England …


Need to vent about a bad offside decision? Or pick up some football knowledge (as it's all everyone is talking about)? Join the conversation with John and David online at yp.scmp.com from 9pm every match night.

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
Brazil: we know the score

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