International games have become something of a chore recently and it has lost some of the verve and unpredictability that used to make it so appealing.
One possible reason for this could be the incessant meaningless friendlies we are subjected to, which give off with of apathy and pound shop ‘product’.
England’s recent raucous meeting with Scotland bucked the trend, however, and exemplified the need for international football to be about rivalry, or at least have something important at stake and not just be a buck-chase.
Qualifying for Brazil 2014 is heading towards its conclusion in many of the continental federations and some of the contenders are looking good to book their places.
The next few days will give us a good idea, in Europe at least, of who will be there to try and stop Spain becoming the first team to win consecutive World Cups since Brazil in 1958 and 1962.
Thinking about past great World Cup winners is possibly one of the most enjoyable ways to spend an hour or so – GMS have been doing it for a bit longer than that though.
Out of this bout of reminiscence and video archive perusing came the notion to name the five greatest World Cup winning sides in history.
Arguing about which team from which era is as futile as it is time consuming, so the five GMS chose are in no particular order, they’re just five incredible teams we feel stand out above the others.
Click on to see which teams got the nod...