THE final countdown is on as millions of football fans worldwide begin to dream their country will lift the World Cup.

Kicking off on June 12, it is dubbed as the greatest spectacle on Earth and this year's competition is to be held in the passionate cities of Brazil.

Those lucky enough to bag a ticket will soon be jetting off to South America, but closer to home millions will be tuning into their TVs and radios.

The Westmorland Gazette wants to know what you are planning to do to watch it. Is your pub putting on a big screen or are you organising a big party?

Also if you plan on making the long journey to Brazil please get in touch and tell us your story.

Contact reporter Tom Murphy at or by phone on 01539 790247.