I don't give a shit about it unless my country is on the World Cup's semi-finals or something.
It's a big part of the modern bread and circus apparatus, and during stupid twitter debates, I've noticed a lot of football fans tend to defend the status quo for some reason, they lazily regurgitate basic porky propaganda.
That said, I recognize Zidane and Pelé were incredibly skilled players, and there is a pretty interesting strategic component to football too.
I also love the band The Fall, and the singer Mark E. Smith was a huge footy fan (supported Manchester City), and he made me realize there wasn't so much money poured into football 50 years ago. I think it was much more genuinely working-class back then.