Well I guess it's time to take the camel seriously...
A third of the first-half played and while Ivory Coast have been threatening, they haven't been able to break the deadlock just yet.
While the action takes place on the field, there are some unhappy people outside the stadium. Their demand: spend money on the people.
Good afternoon from Doha!
Lionel Messi takes centre stage today when Argentina face Bosnia in their World Cup opener in Rio De Janeiro.
Four-times world player of the year Messi will spearhead the Argentine attack together with Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria.
The South Americans are bidding for their third world title as they begin the tournament against an inexperienced Bosnia side (their first World Cup) who will look to Edin Dzeko for goals in the Group F match at the Maracana.
The game starts at 19:00 local time.
France should fancy their chances against Honduras in their Group E opener in Porto Alegre but the Central Americans will hope the former champions' penchant for erratic performances opens the door for an upset. The game starts at 16:00 local time.
A first-ever meeting between Switzerland and Honduras in Brasilia at 13:00 local time could be instrumental in deciding who finishes second in Group E where France are seen as likely winners and Honduras are considered rank outsiders. - Reuters
Messi was only 16 when he made his debut for Barcelona's first under coach Frank Rijkaard.
Hey football fans - Andrew Binner here to take you through all the action tonight/this evening/this morning depending where you are.
Many thanks to the right honourable Mr. Poort for his day's work.
Coming up we have:
Group E - Switzerland v Ecuador
- France v Honduras
Group F - Argentina v Bosnia & Herzegovina
Spent last night in a bar full of Italians to watch England get undone by two pieces of genius by Italy. No complaints but had nightmares of tortellini for some reason.
Let's get to it!
Real Madrid fans are said to be some of the most loyal in the world. I mean, to keep supporting your players ahead of the country you are from really says something about your dedication. Can't wait to see if Argentina can live up to their promise against Bosnia. Best midfielder in the world? Maybe. Central to Argentina's hopes in Brazil? No question.
Today's best furry-fan comes from Ecuador - what's that they say about dogs and owners again?
A theory I developed during my school days: I think kids should be awarded double-points for correct answers in exams during a World Cup. Surely the ability to keep focus whilst the world's greatest sporting event is happening is credit-worthy?
Switzerland have conceded only one goal in their last seven World Cup games. Ecuador will have to use every ounce of their creativity and speed to break down this staunch defense.
GOAL - 22 mins
Switzerland 0-1 Ecuador - Enner Valencia
Walter Ayovi swings in a beautifully-weighted free-kick and Enner Valencia puts away a confident header. Switzerland keeper Diego Benaglio has had a nightmare with his positioning - standing behind the goal line when the header is made!
Ecuador striker Enner Valencia has scored in each of his last five appearances for his country.
... I think they are enjoying this...
Half-time: Switzerland 0 - 1 Ecuador
Ecuador finish on the front foot after 45 mins (+1 for injury time). The South Americans are well-deserving of their lead thus far. It will be the hair-dryer treatment for the Swiss who have looked off the pace and sluggish around the pitch.
Switzerland 57% - 43% Ecuador
Shots on goal
Switzerland 6 - 4 Ecuador
Switzerland 3 - 6 Ecuador