Is this the best World Cup ever?
What a dramatic FIFA World Cup this has been. So many games have been decided by narrow margins and as we head toward the quarter finals there is still no clear favourite. There have been upsets, controversies and an astonishing number of last minute goals to keep fans on the edge of their seats.
And what goals we have seen! Tim Cahill's glorious strike against the Netherlands, Robin van Persie's crafty header against Spain and, perhaps best of all, Colombia's James Rodriguez sublime volley against Uruguay. Scoring opportunities don't come along too often in a football match, but efforts like these make the wait worthwhile.
Or at least I think so. I'm loving this World Cup, even though Australia has long since left the building. With 12 games to go, the number of goals scored in Brazil already exceeds the total number scored four years ago in South Africa,and I can't wait to see what might happen next.
But how about you? Has this tournament made you a convert to "the beautiful game"? Or is this something that will interest you for a while - perhaps as long as Team USA stays in it - and then be forgotten until the next one rolls around in four years time?