I need to get this off my chest. Is the World Cup the biggest football tourney? Yes because it is watched by the most people, including people who don't like football. You got people watching who never even heard of Mbappe. They have no idea where Griezmann plays or who the hell is Modric? Just like in the world of videogames, casual games dominate the masses. The WC is basically a 1 month summer tourney every 4 years and nothing more... So many comments all over youtube, all over the world about how Messi and Ronaldo will never be the best because they never won the WC. This makes me cringe. I just read a guy say Zidane is better than CR7 and Messi because he won a WC. Im like... really? It is like saying David Villa is better than Messi because he carry Spain in 2010. As important as Villa was scoring the goals in 2010, in my opinion the best striker in Spain history, he cannot compare to Messi. Same as Zidane, another Real Madrid legend, cannot compare to CR7. Now on to the good stuff, the PELE and MARADONAS. Like seriously? PELE. A guy who played in the Brazilian league in the 1960s. This guy could of been the best back then... but come on. Look at the Brazil league today... its not strong. It was even weaker in the 60's. We talking about mud football pitches against guys who are not fit to play, players who were not PROS. People back then needed day time jobs to live. To compare football in the black and white era to modern football is RIDICULOUS. Pele was the best in a time football was not PRO yet, and nothing more. MARADONA. This guy is what i call a joke. We talking about a guy who was at Barcelona and won only a Copa del Rey. A guy who won 1 UEFA cup (europa league) after a decade at Napoli. A guy who became a drug addict while Messi is still great at that same age. But he won the WC.... he used his hand to win in 1986. Never mind he scored 0 goals in 1990. Never mind his goal ratio is lower at both club and national level than Messi. Never mind he barely won any trophies compared to Messi. Never mind anything... he won a 1 month summer tourney in 1986. And Argentinians are proud he used his hand. He was a good player in the 80's before getting drugged up, and nothing more. Nothing over the top. He is not god or the best Argentinian player ever. BACK TO TODAY. WORLD CUP 2018! So here we have Messi and CR7 going out. They both scored some goals but crashed out. This is why football is 11 players, not 1. At club level you are not restricted to only national team players, the best play with the best. If you give Argentina, Courtois at goal, Varane in defense, and Modric in midfield Messi's chances of winning the WC just went up. This is why Messi plays at Barcelona, not at Sevilla FC. CR7 could of used former teammates Bale and Modric to help him win! The modern powers of international football are countries like France, Germany, Brazil, Spain. Maybe CR7 should of changed his nationality! And no... Argentina are not a football power. They got good attackers but not a good team in modern history. To end this... football peaked in the 2000s. Its true now in the 2010s the level has gone down. I mean just look at clubs in Spain, Italy, England. Take Villarreal... remember when they had Forlan, Riquelme, Senna, Sorin? Sad to see them today. More sad if you look at AC Milan. Remember Kaka, Seedorf, Maldini, Cafu, Shevchenko, Pirlo, Nesta... well you get the idea. Remember Arsenal with Henry, Vieira? There are some good new players, specially Mbappe, but man the new generation is very poor. Still better than the 1960's against guys who had to work the fields for a living!