From England's first game all the way to the Final in Rio de Janeiro on July 14 (Singapore time), our man in Brazil will be offering all the latest insightful, quirky and funny news from Brazil across more platforms than ever before.
And his coverage will be guided by you, the reader. Here's what you can look out for from Neil and how you can get involved.
1 Following the Three Lions Neil will be with Roy Hodgson's men all the way on their World Cup journey, giving the latest news and analysis from inside the England camp for both the morning and Noon editions.
2 Postcards from Brazil In his inimitable style, Neil will take the reader to the streets of Rio and the beaches of Brazil, getting up close with the people, sampling the samba and, preferably some unisex beach volleyball.
3 Ask Neil - An interactive Q&A video Every day, Neil will be answering your questions in video blogs. Just tweet or email your questions and he'll pick the best ones to discuss in his exclusive daily videos on the road.
4 Pick a Winner - Daily punters' video guide Ahead of all the big games, Neil will give his scientific, cast-iron score predictions by using the daftest means at his disposal. He welcomes your input on this one.
5 Gone in 60 Seconds with... - A video interview Neil grabs celebrities, footballers, managers and random strangers to get their thoughts on the World Cup - in less than 60 seconds.
6 Wish you were here - City snippets on video From Manaus to Sao Paulo, he shoots offbeat videos from the cities he visits, discovering Copacabana (hopefully) and Sepp Blatter's top breakfast place (maybe not).
This article was first published on June 10, 2014.
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