And I am almost incoherent with excitement...
Not just about England's chances but the whole spectacle - the adverts - the gorgeous Brazilian women in the crowd every time they play - oh, and the best players in the world coming together - everything.
RE England - I'm not blinded by patriotism here but it IS true that we have the best team we've had in the last 10 years and so I expect us to do well. Not saying we'll win it by any stretch but I think for any team other than Brazil getting to the semis has to be seen as doing well and having had a good tournament. Anything after that is in the lap of the footballing Gods.
Just wondered how everyone else was containing their excitement and what their thoughts were on this year's competition and, as this is an international community, their thoughts on other national teams and secret weapons a la England with Theo Walcott.
Right, off to start sticking up England flags and hoping I don't look like a National Front member!