If you've played Virtua Striker in the past, and liked the control scheme, you'll probably want to look into Virtua Striker 2002 for a buy. As noted, it's got some great features to create your own team and take them to the Cup. But, for everyone else, steer clear of it. It's an aquired taste that very few can come to enjoy.
Instead, pick up Sega Soccer Slam for a more arcadey experience. Now there's a fun game with some serious replay value.