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5 Reasons Why Four Years is Too Long to Wait for the World Cup

5 Reasons Why Four Years is Too Long to Wait for the World Cup

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The World Cup is the most coveted trophy across all the major sports for a reason. The buildup to the tournament is unlike any other, and such a long period of time between World Cups makes being crowned champion a remarkable achievement. Most agree that four years in between tournaments is a good thing, but here are five reasons why four years is simply too long to wait.

5. Harder To Build A Dynasty

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5. Harder To Build A Dynasty

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The dynamic of many teams changes over four years. Players grow older and teams change managers, so it's incredibly hard to build a dynasty. That's why the achievements of the Spanish national team from 2008-2012 were so impressive. The team won back to back UEFA European Championships in 2008 and 2012 and won the World Cup in 2010. It will be a long time before the world of football witnesses a side as dominant as the Spanish.

4. Some Great Players Don't Ever Get To Play

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4. Some Great Players Don't Ever Get To Play

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With such a long, drawn out qualifying process to earn a spot in the World Cup, some star players who aren't on good teams will never get the chance to play on football's biggest stage. One modern day player who comes to mind is Gareth Bale, the Welsh star who plays midfield for Real Madrid. Wales won't be good enough to play in the World Cup during Bale's career, so the young star won't ever be able to play in the event.

3. Inconsistency

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3. Inconsistency

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Teams can change drastically over the course of four years, so there have been very few back-to-back winners. Most of the great teams will only win the World Cup one time before the squad of current players disbands and new players come in. It's exciting that a different winner than the last usually emerges each World Cup, but everyone respects and enjoys watching a dynasty.

2. The Sport Is On The Rise In The U.S.

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2. The Sport Is On The Rise In The U.S.

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The popularity of soccer in the United States is skyrocketing, as MLS is expanding and some world-renowned players are coming to play in the States. Every time the World Cup rolls around, it seems as if the United States falls more and more in love with the sport. Huge watch parties across the country saw the U.S. advance out of the "Group of Death" in 2014, and it might be beneficial for the U.S. if the next World Cup was before 2018.

1. Wrongful Blame

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1. Wrongful Blame

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Because the World Cup is only once every four years, there is an incredible amount of pressure on the players. If someone makes a single mistake, like Marcelo did by scoring an own goal against Croatia, the player can be looked down upon for years by an entire nation. If the World Cup happened more often than every four years, mistakes wouldn't be scrutinized in the way they are today.

Jacob Dennis is a writer at RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, “Like” him on Facebook, and add him to your network on Google.