I used to look forward to the tourneys. Football to watch in the off season!
But fuck me sideways they have gotten shit.
The quality is just not there in most games, particularly the Euros, where we miss the flair of the better South American teams and the (often) cavalier, less regimented approach of some of the African and lesser South American teams too.
National teams are cagey as fuck nowdays and terrified to try anything spectacular or radically different in case they get knocked out and their media launch a witch hunt.
I also dislike the shittier side of xenophobia dressed up as national pride that these tourneys seem to bring out in some of the less intelligent, brain-dead cuntsocks of this world.
Yet I keep watching, hoping it'll be a great spectacle of football, and 9 times outa 10 I'm dissapointed...