World Cup fever erupted in earnest last night with the big kick off and we have caught it here at the Star.
Our man Liam Hoden will be blogging on the Star website (www.thestar.co.uk) every morning, recapping the action from the night before and looking forward to the games ahead each day.
He will also be examining the latest news from the England camp.
Goalkeeper Joe Hart was the latest England star ushered in front of the press in Brazil.
And the Manchester City ace believes there are plenty of keepers capable of replacing him for both club and county, which is fuelling his desire for a successful tournament this summer.
“I am really enjoying what I am doing and really enjoy the opportunities that are coming my way,” Hart said.
“I am well aware that can change really quickly as I am with two sides they can pick from any goalkeeper they want.
“England have got an amazing array of goalkeepers. We’ve got two here alongside me, who I think any team around the world would want.
“I’ve got to be at my best, I’ve got to be working hard and you’ve got to stay level-headed otherwise it can go wrong.”