Teams: AFC Ajax Amsterdam
Did you enjoy the ANC more than the WC?
I'm interested in what you think about it.
During the ANC I witnessed some criticism on European (Dutch) websites about the tournament. The atmosphere was supposed to be dull, the teams lacked quality and the games were boring. Now I enjoyed the ANC very much. I've seen great games between the top countries, but also surprise packages like DR Congo who played freeflowing football. The atmosphere was alright too, although you cannot expect the amount of spectators as you see during the WC for obvious reasons. Especially the Egypt games were being played in an atmosphere you hardly see in Europe. All in all I enjoyed the tournament a lot.
The World Cup however was completely different. Although the fans were great, the football however was often below par. Many boring games, many tactical chess games and hardly any surprises. I get the impression that people will just rate World Cup and European Cup games over ANC games because of a biased European view, because a person in his right mind can never simply say that the ANC was weak and the WC was great. Both have its ups and downs imo.
What are your impressions on this matter? Which tournament did you enjoy more and why?
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