Only a few more days to go now.
The Super Bowl and WrestleMania are my favourite events of each year, but they are both nothing in a World Cup year.
The World Cup is my favourite sporting event. As of right now, I cannot see this ever changing.
I have felt like this since the 1986 World Cup.
I fondly look back at the sticker books, the Pique mascot in the Kinder Surprise eggs on Easter Sunday, the Ladybird Mexico '86 book.
Need I continue?
Nowadays, it's the Racing Post World Cup supplement and special Budweiser bottles that places me in the zone.
And that's before a ball has even been kicked.
Stay tuned. I'm sure I'll be writing more World Cup posts before July 13th.