Podcast | Tim Spirit: Will the Fifa World Cup underdogs come up top?

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General view of a replica World Cup trophy outside the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar. Photo: John Sibley/Reuters
General view of a replica World Cup trophy outside the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar. Photo: John Sibley/Reuters

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Another four years and another Fifa World Cup on the horizon. The countdown has reached the single digits, and all eyes will be on the Middle East as Qatar brings out all that glitters to host the November 20 to December 18 tournament.

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Banyana ba Style’s failure to defend their title in the CAF Women’s league final shows us that Morocco has finally arrived.

The Sundowns men’s side might have taken the Carling Cup; however, the focus was on Rulani Mokwena’s confrontation with Orlando Pirates striker, Kermit Erasmus. What was said between the two was anyone’s guess and was unnecessary for the public.

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On Cassius Mailula, can we expect bigger things from the Brazilians’ rising star?

Bafana coach Hugo Broos has lined up a training camp for the teams’ international friendlies. Let’s see if this will be of any help when in matters in the Afcon qualifiers next year.

November 20 is here. Who is your money on?

The 12th Man believes the underdogs will make it to the knock-out stages, while putting his bet on Argentina reaching the final. Leave your bet in the comment section below.


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