READY TO ROAR
Written off before the tournament has even started, England do not stand a chance at the World Cup...or do they...?
CLICK HERE to read why the Beautiful Game would forget about Rooney at its peril, check out our exclusive with some heroes of 1966, and cure those penalty jitters as Sky Sports counts down 50 days to kick-off
Why I Love the World Cup - Gordon Banks
1966 legend Gordon Banks tells Sky Sports Why he Loves the World Cup
Having represented his country as a player, captain and manager, Stuart Pearce's passion for England can never be questioned. Psycho talks us through his highs and lows for the Three Lions, including that penalty...
From taking on Gullit to battling with Brazil and playing with Gazza, CLICK HERE to read our exclusive interview with Pearce
Ones to watch
No.50 - Wayne Rooney
The man many believe will need to be on form if England are to have any chance of progressing, even from the group stages, in Brazil. That his international form has been patchy of late doesn't bode well, but take consolation from the fact he has been United's best player for much of the season.
Who to follow
No.50 - @FIFAcom
You almost feel obliged to follow FIFA, but in their defence they're great at providing goal updates, team news, interviews and any official announcements. Should be one of your go to accounts for the World Cup, even if it's just to see how they're coping with any unscheduled Blatter outbursts!
World Cup greats
No.50 - Paul Breitner
The former Bayern Munich and Real Madrid defender-cum-midfielder was a key member of the West Germany team that won the 1974 World Cup on home soil. Breitner managed three goals in the tournament from full-back, including two long-range screamers and a penalty in the final against The Netherlands.