Switch on the telly and you can almost smell the heat rising off the sun-soaked pitches.
It is set to be thrilling, frustrating and prevailing.
Iker Casillas Fernández (born ) is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Portuguese club Porto and the Spain national team as a goalkeeper.
Meanwhile, Sara Carbonero, who is dating Iker Casillas, is a Spanish journalist.
All too often looking sexy means that the achievements of these women is played down, conforming to the archaic belief that women can't be clever and desirable. I realise horrific social injustice can be found in the shadow of the World Cup stadium, far more immediately pernicious than my semantic bugbear.
It's also a multi-billion pound charade, a media circus that drags some the industry's worst foibles with it.
Flashing cameras leer garishly over the tournament, documenting every gilded detail.
This week's row over whether Derry City Council officials should...