By: Ndumiso Nxumalo
The Russia 2018 Fifa World Cup has been nothing but a shock and surprise to the most football lover all over the world as underdog outshine the favourites.
The early exit of Argentina, Germany, Portugal and Brazil which were the favourites to win the outright of the 2018 Fifa World Cup was unexpected which made this world cup fascinating.
The underdogs such as Russia and Croatia really outdone them self as many people had little expectation on them.
We can’t say the same about the same about the African countries though as all five nations went out on the group stages. african has many players that play in the big league in Europe and Asia but when it comes to their national team, they are not making the same impact as they do at the club level.
Croatia has been a surprise package of this world cup as they reach their first ever World Cup final. The Three Lions, England which was knocked out by experience Croatians, also managed to reached their first world cup semi-final after 28 years when they beat Cameroon 3-2 in the quarter-finals to set up a showdown with West Germany.
France, on the other hand, has showcase great football display as they will be taking on Croatia in the much anticipated final. Going to this final, The French nation is the favourite to win the outright for the second time in history leaving Croatia as underdogs as per usual in this World Cup.
England will take on Belgium on Saturday, Kick-off at 16:00 and France will go head-to-head with Croatia in the final on Sunday, 17:00.