Nope, the worst thing about the best thing in soccer is the man running the show, the beautiful game's ugly face and its most senior and powerful administrator – FIFA president Sepp Blatter.
While 32 teams have spent this week preparing for action on the grandest stage of all, Blatter has also been getting down to work, indulging in the kind of political glad-handing and ego-massaging that made him the sport's ruler 16 years ago and has kept him there ever since.
On Wednesday, barring a last-minute change of heart, Blatter will formalize his candidacy to run for a fifth term as president. And, in the absence of another runner likely to get enough support among FIFA's members, he will almost certainly win.
— Martin Rogers