Yep, it's that time again: w hether you're a die-hard fan or the most reluctant of spectators, World Cup fever is truly upon us.
Kick off is 12 June, and the whole shebang lasts <gulp> a full month. So watch this space for all your World Cup needs - from the very first match, to the final whistle.
Whether you're a serious sucker for football facts, or a novice desperate for
something to talk about at half-time - you need to know these interesting bits and bobs about Brazil.
The World Cup can be hugely inspiring for children, but it's harder to know how to nurture an ongoing enthusiasm for the game in girls, so we've compiled a handy guide to engaging girls in the beautiful game.
Play Mumsnet World Cup Bingo and you'll be on the edge of your seat every time the commentary team skirts close to a football cliché.
No need for a greasy takeaway while you watch the match: these recipes for footie-friendly food are a cinch to make, and will be snaffled up in seconds.
Having a World Cup-themed shindig, or just want to get into the mood before a match? We've made a Spotify playlist of 11 of the best footie anthems.
Children football mad? Mumsnet Local eds have rouned up places where they can get involved on the pitch, and we've also got a selection of the best football-themed books for children.
Find out here what our Brazilian commentator counterparts are (or could be...) with this collection of familiar football phrases translated into Portuguese.
From its iconic modernist architecture, to its astonishing beaches and breathtaking natural wonders - Brazil is the adventurous family's dream destination. Here's everything you need to know about exploring this amazing country with the kids.
"The country's most popular meeting point for parents"
Last updated: 23-Jun-2014 at 11:22 AM