I recently had an unexpectedly controversial convo with some friends trying to rank not only this WC but all of the ones held in this century from worst to best.
There might be a lot of nostalgia involved because of how different people´s opinions are, and it also proves how hard this sport is to judge/evaluate with some many different criteria to rate entertainment.
Let me know your ranking for the past few WCs and let us know your criteria.
Can't remember much about 2002.
Criteria: parity, teams playing at their best, unexpectedness, overall hype and atmosphere. Storylines.
2010 was a snoozefest for me tbh. and this current world cup wasn't far behind, you can compare easily watching the top goals from each WC. But I've heard people saying the current 2022 WC is the best they remember so I don't even know how to evaluate these anymore.
Let me know what you think.