RedFury is a Madrid fan, so clearly he hates football more than anyone in this thread. Still, I think it’s safe to say that the top male players are way, way more skilled than the top female players are. It’s pretty obvious when you watch women play that the level of play is not exceedingly high, and when you think about it, there’s a pretty straightforward reason for that.
Think about all the 10 year old kids alive in the world today. Of the boys, a massive percentage are playing football, the world over - and they are encouraged to continue doing so both by the cultures they find themselves in, and by the investments that are being made. The top European teams scout boys that age and bring them and their families to Europe.
At the same time, no one is interested in investing in girls or looking for talented girl football players. In most cases, if they did have talent, either there’s an active prejudice against girls playing sports, or football is seen as so much of a men’s game that girls don’t get into it. Only in North America is football predominantly seen as a women’s sport, elsewhere it’s pretty unusual for women to play football even if they’re into sports.
All in all, for men’s football, the pool from which talent is drawn, and the dedication with which it is sought out by those interested in finding it, is just enormous - arguably the largest in the world for any sport and any gender. The pool from which women’s talent is drawn is quite small and not a lot of people are interested in finding it.
All the women that are in the Olympic football event are talented, skilled players - compared to me. But in reality, and this is not about male chauvinism, there’s no way in which you can seriously call female soccer players good as compared to their male counterparts. That does not mean the games can’t be exciting, since excitement is not strictly about the skill that is displayed but also about what’s at stake, about last minute saves and goals and other things like that. But it does mean that if you don’t really care about either team very much and you want to see a bunch of highly talented people play football, men’s football is going to be your best bet.