There is nothing in football that compares to the World Cup. While the UEFA Champions League may produce the same quality of competition, it cannot surpass the status achieved by a long tradition and the fact that one team represents an entire country. No other sporting event can compete: the 2018 FIFA World Cup attracted more than 3 billion TV viewers worldwide and 1 billion watched the final.
There are still several months from the 2022 World Cup. But the World Cup playoffs draw last night already caught global attention from fans. There was drama aplenty between all