Sven might be fretting over broken metatarsals and his final squad, but you’ve got bigger decisions – which gadgets will make your World Cup setup? Forget your barbecue positioning dillema and draft in LG’s TV fridge to marshal your kitchen instead.
The telly-fridge combo has been done before – not least by LG last year – but not quite this emphatically. The display has gone up two inches to 15in from the previous model, and is now a touch screen, remote-controlled affair.
All you need to do is connect the LCD to a TV aerial – it’ll hook up to your DVD player, cable or radio too – and you’ll be away. As trips to the kitchen account for football fans missing sixty percent of all crucial World Cup goals, it could be a very handy back-up indeed.
It’s a fine American-style fridge in its own right too. There’s an ice-cube dispenser to keep your soft drinks chilled, an LED display to help you control the temperature, a wine rack and the all-important pizza tray.
It’s even got an ‘Express freeze’ option that’ll keep things cold in a power cut – we’re chatting with LG right now to find out how that works - and LG’s ‘Bio-shield’ tech, which apparently keeps bacteria at bay.
The only slight drawback is that it requires an Abramovich-wallet. The GR-G227STBA SXS Titanium TV Side-by-Side refrigerator – as it likes to be known formally – will be available for a painful £2500 from May via currently unspecificed ‘selected electrical retailers’.
5.10PM update: so... the Express Freeze thang is actually a function that lets you - as the name implies - freeze stuff faster. Not keep it cold in a power cut. Apologies for any confusion.