Most football fans will not know who all the singers are in the official Russia 2018 song, how to find Nizhny Novgorod or what formation Iran will use against Morocco, but there is one thing we can be sure of: there will be controVARsy.
That England could lose the final by 44 points to Australia and emerge from their post-game huddle with beaming smiles said everything about their silver medal in the Commonwealth Games women's basketball.
Three memories. A trio of insights into character as much as talent. It is 2011 - the last time Middlesex's County Cricket Club's won promotion - and a Sydney-born Australian with an English mother and a British passport is batting with Andrew Strauss at Lord's.