Sadly England barely got out of the starting blocks, but the good news is we're still set for a thrilling end to the tournament as Germany, the 7-1 slayers of Brazil, take on the might of Argentina.
Has Rio saved the best until last? And where will you be when the whistle blows and the action unfolds? If you're making up your mind, here's a guide to some of the venues in your area showing the game. Kick off is 8pm on Sunday July 13.
- Paradise By Way Of Kensal Green, Kilburn Lane, Kensal Green - The Sunday recovery session - set to a soundtrack of old 45s and soul and funk tunes - makes way in the evening for what the bar's team calls "a perfect round up to the best World Cup in living memory".
- Drayton Court, 2 The Avenue, West Ealing, London, W13 8PH
- Having won the coveted title of Local Real Ale Champion, the Red Lion is a favourite watering hole for many. Sitting on St Mary's road, football fans will find a buzzing atmosphere to watch the world cup in.
- The King's Arms, sitting on the corner of the Grove and Western Road, The King's Arms offers both the football and exquisite Thai food. 55 The Grove, Ealing, London, W5 5DX
Hammersmith & Fulham:
- Belushi’s, 28 Hammersmith Broadway, Hammersmith, W6 7AB
- White Horse, Parsons Green live on the Big Screen, 1-3 Parsons Green London SW6 4UL
- Fever Pitch, Fulham, right next to Fulham Broadway station
- Octoberfest Pub, 678-680 Fulham Road, Fulham. The German pub is showing all 64 games at the World Cup and hopes to be in fine song by the final whistle.
- The Hammersmith Ram - With open wood fires and wooden beams, this traditional pub offers a more homely atmosphere for football fans. Live music is a regular feature here. 81 King Street, Hammersmith, London, W6 9HW
- The Durell Arms - Open since 1868, the Durell Arms is known for its diverse wine list. Football fans in Fulham will fit in nicely with the pub's welcoming and friendly atmosphere. 704 Fulham Road, London, SW6 5SB
- Trinity Bar, Station Road, Harrow - The pub has two massive high resolution screens and a big screen on the ground floor and a big screen on the first floor as well as a 50'' TV with full stereo surround sound.
- The Junction, Gayton Road, Harrow - Enjoy the match with a range of South American-themed drink offers including a two-for-£5 deal on certain brands.
- Peaches Bar and Restaurant, Kenton Road, Kenton - Popular nightspot has been holding after-parties following matches on Fridays and Saturdays and this weekend's third place play-off is no exception.
- Queen's Head, High Street, Pinner is a FOOTBALL FREE ZONE. Sick to death of soccer, strikers and samba? Avoid the tournament-ending matches at this pub.
- The Fig Tree, 49 Windsor St, Uxbridge UB8 1AB
- Sweeney's, High Street, Ruislip, HA4 8JN - All World Cup shown on eight small screens and one big screen around the bar.
- Champers, Field End Road, Eastcote - Six large screens, seating and standing areas, outdoor garden with screen.
- The Red Lion, 49 High Street, Feltham
- The Airman pub, Hanworth Road, Feltham