Worthless to who? Because clearly not to the players... World Cup was a worthless trophy until the 1966 in England when it became prestigious since England (powerhouse at the time) won the tournament... that's 36 years after it Started. Confederations Cup and it's current format of every 4 years has started in Germany... 8 years ago... CA and EURO have exactly the same meaning, to Europe EURO is important and they couldn't care less about the CA. To S.Americans CA is important, and they couldn't care less about the EURO. clearly you're European if you're putting the EURO as #2 The confederations cup are not missing any big teams... they have THE BEST teams each confederation can offer... If you can't qualify for it.. you are not good enough, that simple.