Despite an inauspicious start in a friendly against Wales, Mexico--with a good World Cup pedigree and their evergreen captain--could set a remarkable record next month in Russia.
Joachim Löw's decision to axe the Manchester City winger was the first in a series of blunders for the German national team in 2018. One year on, the 23-year old has emerged as the face of a new era.
There will be a change to the current Club World Cup structure, sooner rather than later too. The decision to expand the competition to include 24 teams has not gone down well with Europe's elite.
They traveled to Mexico, Moscow or Myanmar, filmed while flying in a hot-air balloon or with a drone and sent us their video for Check-in's video contest. Our jury has now selected the most beautiful holiday videos.
The 23-year-old French defender was a part of the 2018 World Cup winning team, and joins Bayern for a record-breaking fee. He is one of the most powerful defenders in the game, but has plenty of room to grow.
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