The Irish Tsar is taking over

It's like this lads, what JD doesn't know about sport isn't worth knowing.

John touched down in Moscow on Tuesday morning and will spend the next six weeks reporting back to us on all the goings-on throughout the tournament. 

He's already been made freeman of a town over there (I kid you not) and done an interview on Capital FM, so we wouldn't be surprised to see him take the mic off Robbie Williams and belt out a few tunes during today's opening ceremony.

The offtheball.com guru (and Head of Today FM Sport) chatted to Dermot and Dave about the carnival atmosphere, Russia vs Saudi Arabia, how England could do better than expected and why Brazil WILL win.

Big statement Duggy, BIG satatement!!

You can listen to the chat in full by pressing play in the image above the headline at the top of the page.