Having watched about ten matches of the 2018 World Cup has convinced me that football is indeed "the world's most beautiful game". Ice hockey, as much as I love it, is, unfortunately, represented by the NHL here in North America. To me, the National Hockey League has too many problems; including but not limited to: too many teams, and representation in soft-ice markets -- ice hockey in the southern U.S.? (Gary Bettman knows! He always knows!)
International ice hockey I much prefer, mainly because of the larger, therefore more proper, ice surface.
The World Cup match yesterday between England and Croatia was bloody exciting!
This coming Sunday: The deciding cup match between France and Croatia.