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You can't go to South Africa for a month. And you can't spend the entire tournament watching Chiles and Lineker. So come to to keep in touch 24/7.

COMMENTARY ON EVERY GAMEWe're covering each game as it happens. We bring you live updates, bolstered by our global team of expert analysts.

We publish photographs from the game, and videos, within minutes of the events.

And you can get interactive - vote in the polls, or make a comment. We publish the best ones, so bring your A-game.

NEWSLETTER FIRST THING EVERY MORNINGOur World Cup Breakfast newsletter combines analysis and humour in an essential first-thing catch-up.

We tell you what you didn't know you needed to know. We make you laugh and make you think. That's our job.

Make sure you and your mates are signed up. You won't want to miss out.

NEWS AND ANALYSISOur 24/7 rolling news service keeps you informed on everything football-shaped. We've got writers on the ground in South Africa, bringing you the stories others won't think to cover.

And our team of bloggers are tuned in from around the globe, bringing you the reaction and analysis from Madrid to Melbourne and Buenos Aires to Berlin.

FUN AND INDEED GAMESIf the wait between games gets too long, pass the time with our Games section. Rate the players in Talentspotter, pick your team in World Cup Fantasy or compare sizes with Top Trumps.

And there's competitions by the bucketload, one every day during the World Cup - see the Breakfast newsletter. So you might win, even if your team doesn't...