It's here! 5-odd hours and counting.
'02 in Japan and Korea was disappointing by World Cup standards; not as good as France '98, but certainly way better than USA '04.
Mexico '86 shall still be the standard, for me. It was my first World Cup, and watching reruns on ASTRO just confirmed how awesome it was, and how many truly great players graced that scene: Platini, Linekar, Butragueno, Scifo, Burruchaga, Francescoli, Barnes, Careca, Tigana, Rummenigge, (a bit of) Zico, Olsen, Paz, Laudrup, Matthaus, etc.
And of course that great, great man, Diego Maradona (and those hebat goals!).
2002 - for all people say about it - was a showpiece of Ronaldo making up for '98, and the promise of the magical Ronaldinho.
And to think that it showed that Nicky Butt was a highly under-rated player (would you believe it now?). Besides that, no truly memorable moments whatsoever.
What. So. Ever.
There's so much promise this time round. Bring on 2006.
P.S. I don't wanna say nothin', but just you watch out for the Czech Republic. The not-so-surprising surprise package of 2006?