The biggest sporting event in the world is finally here, and despite the pre-tournament jitters regarding security and stadia quality it looks like everything is in working order. Nations are rejoicing at the opportunity to showcase their most talented athletes in their favourite sports. Spain will be looking to win an unprecedented 4 major tournaments in a row, while Messi will be trying to prove his ability on the biggest of stages. But who cares how England go out of the tournament (penalties to the Germans) or if the host nation is going to win (yes). What we care about is how our beloved Gunners are doing. Every few days I will take a look at how our boys (and our transfer targets) perform in the World Cup and report back to you.
No Arsenal players were involved in this opening match. Interestingly, Everton’s Jelavic started over ex-Arsenal striker Eduardo.