Call me crazy but...
Has anyone really had a 'great' world cup. I've not been completely impressed with anyone in particular.
Lots of people having good tournaments, but no one having a life changing performance like James Rodriquez or others before him.
I understand this sentiment. I've kind of enjoyed the predominantly competitive matches to a degree. It's been good seeing most of the "minnows" either being very organised or determined (or both).
But the big countries as a collective have been grossly disappointing. None have been remotely close to top gear for more than small fractions of a handful of games. Many have just been awful. But if you want world class football, one must watch the club game, not international, where good teams actually press the ball, and the tempo can be exhilirating.
Brazil have been ordinary this WC but still were kind of understandably favourites because no one has been firing. Hopefully Bobby coming on second half will fire them up!