Fellow Steve Coogan as Alan Partridge fans will enjoy this classic clip previewing the 1994 World Cup ("He must have a foot like a traction engine!"), which seems to us the perfect way to spark even non-soccer fans into at least a little World Cup hilarity. It's like he was parodying ESPN anchors without even knowing it.

By the way, contrary to some discussion yesterday, all World Cup games should be on ESPN, ABC and various affilliates, so, you know, don't fret. If you're a fretter. Here's the complete schedule link.

Meet Alan Partridge [BBC]