World Cup or Champions League… choose one

Wesley – not a huge World Cup fan


In an interview yesterday, Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder echoed the sentiments of his former manager Jose Mourinho by claiming the Champions League generally offers up ‘far better’ football than the World Cup:

“So far the favourites didn’t show what they are capable of and only Germany really impressed. Besides that I enjoyed watching countries like North Korea and New Zealand playing their games, but then you realise the Champions League is far better.”

Mourinho made similar comments last month, prior to Inter Milan’s Champions League clash with Bayern Munich, saying the final was “the most important game in the world… even bigger than the World Cup.”

Here’s an interesting question… if you had to save one of the two competitions from being scrapped, which one would you choose?

5 responses so far
  • Mary // June 18, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    World cup …. hands down..

    if you’re a female fan like myself, and like more than just the game (like the guys) check out our world cup links @ bit.ly/PinkBalls

  • anthonyOA // June 18, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    If you’re a male fan with massive cashew nutss, such as myself, then you’ll like the football in the Champions League. Far better footballers on display and far better football. The footballers aren’t just lumped together for a one of tournement every four years (or two games every few months for qualifiers). They’ve played together for a longer time and you can tell by the standard of the footy on the pitch.

    The World Cup is more about the atmosphere nowadays.

    It doesn’t help that FIFA have decided to play this world cup with beachballs though.

  • arseman // June 18, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    So 57% of those polled (at this stage) would prefer to keep a tournament that lasts just one month every four years?

  • Bokolis // June 18, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    The champs league is a bunch of similar squads (a couple of Brazilians, an Argentine, an African French guy, an African, assorted Europeans and a homebase player or two) playing essentially the same style.

    That has seeped into the national teams, as, given that virtually all the best players are based in Europe. With globalization, the national teams’ make-up will eventually match the club teams’.

    So the football is the same…the only difference being the players are procured for club. Therein lies the rub. With the exception of the UK, love for club is nowhere near the love for country.

  • WCISAWESOME // June 21, 2010 at 4:43 am

    Perfect poll from a bunch of English losers who have a shit national team playing like shit.

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