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World Cup last 16: 7 stars primed to make an impact

Saturday 30th June 2018

This enthralling World Cup has brought about several huge talking points. In particular the rights and wrongs of using VAR. With the tournament now approaching its business end, the excitement will only increase. Strap yourself in and enjoy the ride.   

Several so-called favourites struggled to find their feet in the group stage. None more so than Germany. After picking up only one win, the defending champions have bidden farewell to Russia. 

Looking ahead, the last 16 serves up some mouthwatering clashes, not least France against Argentina. 

Sometimes all it takes to triumph on the big stage is a moment of individual brilliance. Such instances have occurred over the past two weeks. We look at seven players with crucial roles in ensuring their nation progresses to the quarter-finals.  

Adoyi Joshua Adoyi

Adoyi is a Nigerian with a keen passion for sports  - more so football and is an avid supporter of Manchester United. He spends his weekends glued to his TV screen, watching the beautiful game.

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