By all accounts, I’m at a fairly stock-standard Indonesian beach bar, but there’s something unusual about the scene around me. Coloured bean bags are scattered on the sand, Bintangs are free-flowing, and a cover band is playing all the classics, from Frankie Valli to Bruce Springsteen. It’s a perfect summer’sContinue Reading

After one football giant floundered, another is flexing its muscles. Germany joined Argentina has shock first-up losers when it fell to Japan 2-1 early on Thursday morning. But Spain is making no mistakes, pumping five goals and counting past Costa Rica. The final match of the morning sees Canada endContinue Reading