Try explaining to an American what football (aka soccer) and its main event, the FIFA World Cup, is all about, and you'll struggle to make sense to them. That's unless your name is John Oliver, that you are a British comedian with a slot on Last Week Tonight on US cable network HBO.

His demonstration of the sausage principle (which states that the process to create some of our favourite things are sometimes best left unknown) takes all its meaning in the video that follows.

Video John Oliver HBO

Best thing to do is still to watch it and learn about what FIFA really is.