Amen to that, fluffOriginally Posted by fluff;3162581;
I really don't see the need for the football (that's soccer to you ) tournament. There's the World Cup, World cup for those under 21, Euro Cup, American (or South American?) cup, not to mention all Clubs tournaments as well. The best players are not at the Olympics, they're in the other competitions. The Olympic gold is not the best medal in the football world, the World Cup is.
As compared to hockey for the winter games. NHL and other leagues don't close down for the World championships, but they do for the Olympics, hence we have the best players for the Olymics but not for the World cup. Therein lies the difference.