Ever since I chose my Bolivian football team because they won a derby convincingly, my team have lost consistently. The Weakest seemed a more apt title. The only thing they seemed to be any good at were songs, with a well-know Bolivian guitar player composing the tunes.

But this year, the papers have been full of news about a new turn in the team. A huge amount was made of the fact that they had been doing high-altitude training near Oruro, which seemed a bit ridiculous as it is only 300 metres higher. I assumed it was all hype.

But no. We smashed those rubbish Bolivaristas yesterday afternoon. 4-2!!! And it could have been more. Everyone is saying "we will be hard to beat." Strongistas, here we go…..