Like buying packets of supermarket stickers, or being disappointed in England’s progress, filling in a wallchart is a long-established tradition.
That’s why Metro has designed its own stylish guide for you to print out and fill in this winter.
You can use it to keep track of every match as it happens, and, if you’re feeling optimistic, to plot your team’s best route to the final.
Even those normally dismissive of the beautiful game can be caught scrutinising a World Cup wallchart, calculating the most favourable course of events for their country, like a crafty general deep in strategic thought.
And once the tournament is over and the wave of national sorrow or euphoria has passed, a funky World Cup wallchart becomes a guaranteed piece of retro-cool memorabilia.
Time to keep a pencil handy and get the blu tack out!
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