The World Cup is undoubtedly football’s biggest stage and thus offers relatively unknown players the chance to make their mark. SportsClub selects the 10 players who have seriously enhanced their reputation in Russia.
FourFourTwo South Africa picks out the stars who’ve shone brightest so far at the 2018 World Cup.
World champions Germany lost their opening game at Russia 2018, with Hirving Lozano’s winner causing a small earthquake in Mexico.
Hirving Lozano scored the only goal of the game as Mexico secured a thoroughly deserved win over a desperately poor Germany. ALSO READ: To beat the best, you have to be at your best ALSO READ: Messi calls for calm Photo: Getty Images
The World Cup minnows arrive in Russia with little hope of upstaging the giants of Europe and South America but hope springs eternal, writes WADE PRETORIUS in SoccerClub magazine.