With Messi lifting the FIFA World Cup trophy, Eastern Cape Sunrisers winning the inaugural SA20 cricket league and Marcus Rashford in the form of his life, this past recess delivered a lot of entertainment and memorable moments. If you have somehow missed these events and are looking for a quick recap, this article is exactly what you need.
Firstly, we will look at the Men’s FIFA World Cup. The highlights include a controversial Netherlands versus Argentina match, Harry Kane’s crucial penalty miss against France, Morocco’s unbelievable feat to finish fourth and Mbappe’s stone cold scoring sensation in the final. The SA20 Cricket League attracted tens of thousands of supporters resulting in a festive atmosphere around all the stadiums in South Africa. Sunrisers Eastern Cape won against Pretoria Capitals with 14 runs in the final. The Women’s T20 Cricket World Cup finished with our Women’s
team making it all the way to the final, where they unfortunately lost against tournament favourite Australia by 19 runs. The Indoor Hockey World Cup saw the SA women’s team ending fourth and the men’s team losing in their quarter-final match. In the Premier League we saw Manchester United leapfrogging to the third place on the leaderboard with Rashford at the forefront of their success. Arsenal was, and still is, constantly battling with Man City at the top of the table, with Chelsea in the tenth position after their behemoth 270-million-Euro expenditures lacking to pay dividends in wins. In the ongoing Champions League, we saw Real Madrid going from a score of 2-0
down to winning 5-2 against Liverpool. In the URC, the Stormers are on top of the SA Shield. There are only a few more rounds left to play with the Stormers, Bulls, and Sharks participating in pivotal positions in the top eight to ensure a spot in the playoffs. Finally, during the Australian Open we saw Novak Djokovic winning in three straight sets against Tsitsipas, claiming his record-breaking tenth Australian Open title. An absolute machine! And that concludes your recess recap, but the action and drama will still continue, which gives us more insane sport entertainment.


Christiaan Steenekamp
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