Ewan MacKenna World Cup diary from Brazil
Some Brazilian airlines show live World Cup games on board.
It was at sunrise on Tuesday in a hotel in Brasilia that a group of Nigerian air force personnel presented themselves at the counter for check in. Of all shapes and sizes – one man of at least 25 stone claimed to be a jet fighter pilot – what they had in common was enough seniority to be allowed to fly in for their nation’s second-round game with France.
But, drawing the attention of the entire lobby,...
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