Magic Moment

Is this the most potent bedroom combo ever? Argentina’s hotel list reveals Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero will share a room.


What the favela?!

Messi was flummoxed at training when a Ronaldinho lookalike gate-crashed training. He got a laugh before being kicked out.


Beach bum

The much-maligned Sepp Blatter has lost support and is a laughing stock — but wants a fifth term as FIFA president.  Surely time to go, Sepp.

They said what?

“Ideally, I want to play until I’m 40 — maybe I can even stretch that to 42” — Holland striker Robin van Persie gets a little ahead of himself.

Stat attack

42 -The oldest player at the World Cup is Colombia keeper Faryd Mondragon.

18 - Joint youngest are England’s Luke Shaw and Cameroon’s Fabrice Olinga.

42% of men admit to getting sex ‘over with quickly’ in order to watch the World Cup.

Upcoming fixtures

Today Group A

Mexico v Cameroon 1pm; Group B Spain v Holland 4pm; Group B Chile v Australia 7pm.

Saturday Group C

Colombia v Greece 1pm; Group D Uruguay v Costa Rica 4pm; Group D

England v Italy 7pm; Group C Ivory Coast v Japan 10pm.

Sunday Group E

Switzerland v Ecuador 1pm; Group E France v Honduras 4pm; Group F; Argentina v Bosnia & Herzegovina 7pm.

Monday Group G

Germany v Portugal 1pm; Group F Iran v Nigeria 4pm; Group G Ghana v USA 7pm.

Tuesday Group H

Belgium v Algeria 1pm; Group A Brazil v Mexico 4pm; Group G Russia v Korea Republic 7pm.