Read the review here.
“The enjoyment is derived on constant fighting for the ball, the goofy looks on players’ faces as they are tackled or have the ball kicked into them, and the very satisfying feel of seeing the net distended by a hard-kicked goal after the ball knocks the goalkeeper into the sky, perhaps after a well-executed header or even a difficult bicycle kick.”
– from the full review, which you can read here.
Personally, I always preferred Super Spike V’Ball or Super Dodge Ball, but World Cup was always a great game too. There are people who absolutely love this game, and it is not difficult to have some fun with, even if it takes a little time to get used to at first.