Well at last after all the waiting the World Cup has commenced in South Africa - the hosts drew with Mexico 1-1 and in today's other game France drew with Uruguay in a game that produced no goals.
The excitement in England is growing daily - flags and bunting are appearing on houses and cars - the supermarkets are doing roaring trade with memorabilia and cans of beer.
The football pundits seem to think England will not advance beyond the quarter final stage and seem to think Spain will be the favourites to win !!
No doubt we'll find out soon enough ...