Oh-ho it's here. The World Cup kicks off this afternoon, with ITV getting out of the traps half an hour earlier than RTE. One of the British broadcaster's highest-profile signings for World Cup duty is Gary Neville, and he introduced himself to the competition with a typically bullshit-free takedown of the Spain fiasco.
Neville, as you might expect from a man as proud as he is, reckons that Spain made the right decision in firing Julen Lopetegui a day before the start of the tournament. The ex-United defender did not mince his words regarding what this incident says about football today: that the club game dominates the international scene.
This is Neville at his unflinching best, and it augurs well for his contribution to ITV's coverage for the rest of the competition.