UEFA Champions League Stars at the FIFA World Cup | Kwesé

UEFA Champions League Stars at the FIFA World Cup

UEFA Champions League Stars at the FIFA World Cup

16:00 SAST | 11 Apr 2018

Football can be a great leveller. Who would have thought that Barcelona would blow a 4-1 first leg quarterfinal lead to Roma and end up losing on the away goal rule (4-4)? As for Manchester City, their season seems to have evaporated into thin air after they lost twice to Liverpool in their quarterfinals. Could the heroes of the UEFA Champions League be the ones to watch at the FIFA World Cup? Let’s take a look at a few of them.

 

Mohamed Salah:

Mo Salah scored in the second leg of the quarterfinal against Manchester City. The Egyptian is having an incredible season with Liverpool and many are comparing him to the incomparable Lionel Messi. If Salah is fit and on form for the FIFA World Cup, who knows what pyramid of performance the Pharaohs can climb? In their first match they take on Uruguay. Will it be Suarez or Salah who draw first blood?

 

Egypt vs Uruguay (Kwesé Free Sports, 15 June at 14:00 CAT)

 

Roberto Firminho:

Firminho scored the other goal in Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat over Man City. Brazil could field five World Cup qualifying teams with the talent they boast; who knows – the mercurial Firminho may even play off the bench. But expect him to combine with the likes of Paulinho and Coutinho in terrorising opposition defences.

 

Brazil vs Switzerland (Kwesé FIFA Channel, 17 June at 20:00 CAT)

 

Cristiano Ronaldo:

The commanding Portuguese scored twice in the first quarterfinal leg against Juventus and looks set to defend the UEFA Champions League trophy with Real Madrid. He’ll come against a few of his teammates when Portugal play Spain in their FIFA World Cup opener. How Ronaldo would love to lift the Jules Rimet Trophy and put one over his rival Lionel Messi.

 

Portugal vs Spain (Kwesé FIFA Channel, 15 June at 20:00 CAT)

 

Robert Lewandowski:

Bayern Munich are runaway leaders of the Bundesliga and are once again on the cusp of a UEFA Champions League semifinal. Their leading goal-scorer is a Pole by the name of Robert Lewandowski. He is deadly in front of the net and inspires those around him to lift their game to his stratospheric level. As Poland’s captain, could he secure a first FIFA World Cup win for an East European nation?

 

Poland vs Senegal (Kwesé Free Sports, 19 June at 17:00 CAT)

 

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