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The countdown to this summer's tournament is hotting up and Goal are proud to announce the supporter selected to represent you during the finals in Brazil

As the countdown to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil hots up, Goal UK are happy to announce that your Fan Ambassador for England this summer is Mike Parkin.

Goal have teamed up with Sony and are sending Fan Ambassador to Brazil represent their country's supporters before and during the finals.

Watford fan Mike has written for a number of publications and is a highly respected blogger and author, but is best known as host of From The Rookery End Podcast about his beloved Hornets.

Mike has interviewed players and managers from the game and will be looking to bring this experience to his role as Fan Ambassador for England this summer.

We have 10 other Fan Ambassadors representing some of the biggest football nations at the tournament, and you can keep up with theirs and Mike’s journey to Brazil with us at Goal.