Plummer’s World Cup blog starts here . . .
whole month of wall-to-wall football launched by the lovely Shakira shaking her rear end.
It’s the stuff that dreams are made of – but I can see it quickly turning into a nightmare for the hosts. There will be no pot of gold for the Rainbow Nation.
That was the name coined for South Africa by Archbishop Desmond Tutu after the nation’s first fully-democratic election back in 1994, but they will do well to emerge with anything as good as a ‘tu-tu’ draw against the Mexicans in this afternoon’s opening match.
Javier Aguirre’s side looked pretty decent in their recent friendly defeat to England at Wembley and should be too strong for the hosts.
Then tonight it is over to Cape Town where France take on, and will take care of, Uruguay – a country which sounds awfully like an observation you might make about Julian Clary.