https://www.independent.co.uk/sport...f-holland-germany-jonathan-liew-a8389451.html Was reading this article by Jonathan Leiw about the World Cup in which he posed the question “Is the World Cup still the pinnacle of the game?” Personally i don’t think it is. Obviously back in the day it undoubtedly was, but i just think football has moved on dramatically since then. Obviously it’s all subjective and i have a strong bias in that i've never been a fan of International football anyway. I hate the International breaks whether it be for friendless or qualifiers - i just see them as a hindrance. And while the World Cup undoubtedly has a sense of drama, from a footballing perspective i just don’t think it stands up to the high standards of the Champions League, or club football in general. I will watch it, of course, as i’m a fan of football and it is still a huge event, but the thought of Russia vs Saudi Arabia to kick the tournament off doesn’t exactly fill me with excitement and anticipation. Obviously i’m cherry picking a particularly shite fixture here (on paper anyway), and there will be plenty of better fixtures with better teams involved, but you get the point. The fact that there will be many games of this ilk is just so underwhelming. Anyway, i could probably bleat on for ages about my apathy towards it but what's the consensus here? Still the pinnacle or not so much?