Brazilian sunshine, lazy strolls down Copacabana beach with a Caipirinha in your hand, mingling with fans from the other 31 nations compe...

Brazilian sunshine, lazy strolls down Copacabana beach with a Caipirinha in your hand, mingling with fans from the other 31 nations competing at this summer's doesn't take a genius to figure out why hopping on a plane to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, now just weeks away, would be pretty amazing.

However, let's not pretend this scenario is all fun and games. After all, who really wants to be stuck up in Row Z squinting against the sun with a load of fellow England fans who've had one cocktail too many?

Here at Betfair, we have a great appreciation of the good old English weather, proper English beer, and English sofas and this summer, we think staying in is the new going out.

If you don't think you're quite set up to host World Cup action in your front room, don't worry; we have the perfect solution for you. We're launching our "Ultimate Night In" competition, which could make your front room the envy of even the most outlandish Premier League footballer ahead of England's opening group game against Italy.

You could win:
  • £1,000 cash as a prize

  • A brand new 50 inch 3D TV 

  • A wireless home cinema system 

  • 11 England shirts (enough for you and 10 friends or family)

  • 5 crates of beer 

  • 5 bags of nachos

  • A full size table football table to cover you in case of any potential half time boredom 

All of this could be delivered to your doorstep ahead of the opening England game. Thankfully, entering is easy.

How to enter: 

To enter, all you need to do is write an article on your own blog explaining which football player, past or present, you'd most like to sit down with in your front room to watch a World Cup game this summer.

Which player you pick and why is entirely up to you. Just make sure you take into account the following:

Name your player!

Give us three reasons why your player would make the perfect guest this summer

Make your post as engaging as possible so you stand out from the crowd

Make sure somewhere in your blog you link back to so we can keep track of entries (without this link your entry will be invalid)

Make sure the website you're blogging on has been regularly updated and live for at least six months

Once you've finished writing, email the URL of your entry to and include your full Name, residential address, contact phone number and email address

Ensure each website is on a unique IP address

Limited to one entry per URL
Refer to full Terms and Conditions for all other rules of entry.

Entries close on May 15, 2014 at 23:59 BST.

The winner will be announced on 19 May 2014. Good luck!

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