International tournaments are, obviously, a cup competition condensed into about 4-5 weeks of the year. The theory is, anyone can win a cup competition as you don't have to play everyone and you could stumble through the knock-outs on penalties. There's also a lot of animosity towards internationals and in particularly, friendlies, these days. What about a league? Would that reignite the passion? England, for example, have played 9 matches in the last 12 months. It would've been 10, but for a postponed match due to riots last year. If 10 teams were in a league, it could last two years and allow for home and away games in this time. Using the FIFA rankings, you could have the top 10 in the top division, 11-20 in the second tier and so on. Relegation/promotion for top/bottom two each time. Alternatively you could regionalise it and have the continents winners face off, like the Confederations Cup, but I think promotion-relegation across the World would be better. Summer tournaments might have to go, or perhaps those could be separate cup competitions worked into the calendar. Meaningless games would be gone, mis-matches in qualifiers would be out of the window and a true test to see who the best international teams are discovered. Potential leagues, using today's FIFA rankings: Division One Spain Netherlands Germany Uruguay Brazil England Portugal Argentina Italy Croatia Division Two Denmark Russia Greece Chile Côte d'Ivoire France Sweden Switzerland Republic of Ireland Australia Division Three Bosnia-Herzegovina Mexico Ghana Norway Paraguay Serbia USA Slovenia Czech Republic Korea Republic And so on... Could it work?