Being an oldie it used to be great watching the World Cup games. Seeing the skill levels that used to be present from the Brazilians, Italians and Dutch etc it was way above anything you used to see watching the domestic game on telly and was awe inspiring.
These days however, you are fed on a diet of Champions league and top Premiership games all the time where you have the Worlds best players playing in squads where they can develop an understanding with their team-mates and develop their own style of team play.
To then watch World Cup games where the majority of teams are the equivalent of Division two club sides and rarely get game time to develop as a squad the games are on the whole tedious to watch. There's only the Germans so far that have looked as if they have actually played together, they had a specific game plan to play the ball through the gaps in and behind the defenders then attack the space. Apart from them no other team look capable of putting on a performance so far (although admittedly I didn't see Argentina on Saturday)
People put forward the assertion that players like Bent are good enough for the Premiership but not for International level, surely these days International football is of a lesser standard than the Premiership
Is the World Cup becoming the poor relation for quality football competition?