Exclusive White Stuff Football, free when you spend £75 or over White Stuff Half Time Guide - Some fun ideas to keep you entertained during the half time analysis

Make tasty Brazilian Caipirinhas to sip as you watch the match;
they're refreshing and authentic!


  • 1½ limes, chopped into cubes
  • 3 tsp granulated sugar (white or brown)
  • 65ml/2½fl oz Cachaça
  • Ice cubes


Put the lime cubes and sugar into a cocktail mixer (or jam jar, if you don't have
one) and using the end of a rolling pin, squeeze and mash the limes and sugar
together. Add the Cachaca and some ice cubes and shake well. Pour your tasty
mixture into a highball glass and serve with a spring of mint (if you're feeling

NOTE: If you have trouble finding Cachaca in your local supermarket,
substitute for Vodka and make yourself a Caipiroska instead!

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Make some musical maracas to keep you awake
during the half time analysis

  1. 1. Take two small water bottles and fill each one with items
    such as colourful paper clips.
  2. To make different sounds, choose different objects e.g. rice,
    pebbles, buttons, beads or pasta.
  1. 2. Once you've chosen your fillings, put the cap on the
    bottle. Then take two toilet rolls
    and cut down the centre of each. Twist the roll to fit onto
    the cap of the bottle and secure with tape.
  2. 3. Decorate your maracas in bright, Brazilian colours using
    paints, ribbons or crafting tape.
  3. 4. You're now ready to shake, rattle and roll!

Impress fellow football fans with these
interesting facts about some of Brazil's
match locations.

Home of the Maracana - the
largest stadium in South
America, and host of the
FIFA 2014 final.

Known as "Cidade Sorriso"
(Smile City), Porto Alegre is
one of the richest and most
diverse regions of Brazil.

BrasÍlia was specially designed
and built in 1960 to become
the new capital of Brazil -
removing the role from
Rio De Janeiro.

The carnival of Salvador da
Bahia is 'the biggest party on
the planet' according to the
Guinness Book of Records.

Originating in São Paulo
in 1918, the Caipirinha is
the strongest national
cocktail of Brazil.

Recife has been nicknamed
'Brazilian Venice' because
of its rivers, islands
and bridges.

Pão de queijo are small, baked
cheese flavoured rolls,
popular throughout Brazil as
a snack or breakfast food
since the 18th century.


  • 175g tapioca flour
  • 80ml olive oil
  • 1 egg
  • 160ml milk
  • 65g grated cheese
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 1tsp finely-chopped tarragon (optional)


Pre-heat the oven to 200°c and grease a cupcake tray with some
butter. Pulse all of the ingredients in a blender. You could
experiment by adding different herbs and spices. Pour the
batter evenly into the cupcake tray and then bake in the oven
for 15-20 minutes until the batter has puffed up and they are
slightly golden on top.

Football uses some strange terminology. We wondered
how these phrases might be interpreted in a
non-footbally way...

Bicycle Kick:

Football - An impressive overhead kick performed in mid-air
whilst facing away from the goal

Non-football - A physical expression of frustration after your
chain comes off for the n'th time

Mexican Wave:

Football - A crowd standing up and sitting down in sequence,
creating a ripple around the stadium

Non-football - A glamorous holiday hairdo

Seal Dribble:

Football - Passing an opponent whilst keeping the ball in the air
with the head

Non-football - Occupational hazard for scuba divers

Row Z:

Football - The back of the stadium, used when describing
a wild, undirected kick

Non-football - Isn't that the bloke who's married to Beyoncé?

Technical Area:

Football - Marked out area at the side of the pitch which the team manager must stay within

Non-football - The I.T. department

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