The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia has been a rollercoaster of events as we have seen giants falling from grace in this prestigious tournament. As we await the quarter-finals to commence, SportPesa ambassador, Doctor Khumalo has continued to voice his opinion in his Clubhouse column.
The Bafana Bafana legend pointed out that this year’s event has been unpredictable, and he also spoke about France’s young star, Kylian Mbappe.
“Well, a number of top countries that were expected to go far in this 2018 FIFA World Cup are already home now, watching the remainder of the tournament on television. What I’m trying to say is that this tournament has been so unpredictable and only the teams that have come up with a better tactical approach and fighting spirit are still around.
“One of the most appealing games for me, from this past week, was the exciting clash between France and Argentina. The speed factor was unbelievable and played a major role in that game. That’s the modern way of doing things and the French speed created a very dangerous tactical approach and Argentina’s defence just couldn’t deal with it.
“They scored beautiful goals from transition but the best for me was their fourth goal, it summed up their tactical plan and the young man, Kylian Mbappe, was unbelievable and had a real cracker of a game. He went out there and gave everything he had, played a major role in his team’s progress, and then went off the field when the damage was done.”
Khumalo went on to talk about the African team’s performance in Russia and on his future after parting ways with Baroka FC.
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