Three more days to go. We drew the office sweepstake at the end of last week, though the Ukrainians just looked baffled when we tried to explain the rules ("Isn't it gambling?" "Yes, but without any skill.") and not even the revelation that England were still up for grabs could persuade any of them to part with their cash. In the end everyone got a third pick for free, with a 'Tournament Abandoned' thrown in to make up the numbers. As someone put it, "There's more chance of that happening than North Korea even getting through the group stage."
Before that half the staffroom spent three hours in front of a computer waiting for Capello to announce his squad and a similar amount of time trying to work out the best place to watch the games. There's an office Fantasy League and even a real-life five-a-side game between England (or a bunch of people who teach English, anyway) and a group of Algerian ex-pats to coincide with the second group match, played according to Futsal rules with a referee and a trophy presentation at the end.
It's probably England's best chance of winning anything.
UPDATE: Keep in touch with all the games here.