When there is a goal, that makes the excitment that more intense. Opposed to watching American football when theres many many points scored over the game.
Luck also does not play a massive role in who gets the ball, wtf? Maybe with really shitty non-professional teams. Have you ever watched the Champion's League? Or brazil/portugal /argentina games? (Those teams are the only ones who are showing top professional quality in the entire world cup at the moment)
Thats a nice statistic that you totally pulled out of your ass. The players diving is a point, and it's something I hate.
It's 100 yards. It's not that big. Also, thats why passing the ball is important (to keep possession), teams that just boot it down the other end and hope for the best are of shit quality... Very good teams can accurately pass it long distances to their team mates.
Again, your usage of luck shows you barely watch football and it only relates to crappy teams.
It's like a chess game, you keep passing it around making moves hoping for an opportunity to open up.
With professional teams, they spend hours and hours practicing their strategies, and that is why chances rarely open up against good sides. E.g. the portugal/brazil game was 0-0 because their movement/defense/passing was rock solid.
This just shows you watch with a passing interest, have your own thoughts already made up and can't look past goals being scored.
Some teams looked like non-professional nobodies off the street (i.e - algeria, england (against algeria), north korea), but again, the teams with top professional quality that I mentioned above, noticeably show their skill.
When you watch a team that you truly want to win in a big game (all the world cup games are big, thats why everyone watches it), then you will find excitement, and when your team scores, then it really is a rush.
I'm sorry football doesn't spoil you with a constant stream of activity/points scored like american football (which could be considered more boring, because you get so used to it).