It's amazing how we love football. It's great that like elections, every four year the country [and the world in a broader view] splits up to support two major teams whilst supporters of minnows casually co-exist in the environment. But what if there were no big teams to support?
Imagine a world cup tournament without the likes of Brazil, Argentina, Germany, Spain, Italy, or the Netherlands. I'll leave England out of the mix because they're perpetual underdogs. Would we be as hyped? Would the tailors be busy stitching new flags?
I'd like to see such a world cup. A tournament where there are no “small” teams. And why would they be anyway? They had managed to qualify to the grandest stage of it all – the biggest show on earth! Iceland, Qatar, Honduras, even get Faroe Islands on that list.
And with the possible expansion into 48 teams from the 2026 edition of the FIFA World Cup, who knows, maybe I can raise my own country's flag to show my support.
– Kazi Akib Bin Asad, Brazil supporter, SHOUT