Paul Pogba, you're officially the last one standing.
That is, from the Juventus representation at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, that is.
Eleven out of the 12 players who play their club football in black and white stripes are officially on summer vacation after their respective nations were eliminated from the party in Brazil. The lone survivor, the 21-year-old Pogba who has so much hope riding on his young shoulders, could be joining his Juventus teammates today if France get eliminated by fellow European giant Germany.
Or, as some around here might desire, Pogba could just completely ball out and continue to achieve so much in his young career and continue to be one of the leaders of the French renaissance under Didier Deschamps.
Destiny is in your hands, Paul. Do with it as you please.
Also on the slate for what is the Fourth of July (MURICA DAY) here in the States? Host nation Brazil against the darling team of the World Cup, Colombia. Anybody in the mood to see James Rodriguez chip another keeper? Yeah, me, too.
Quarterfinals: France vs. Germany — 1 p.m. local time; 12 p.m. on the East Coast, 9 a.m. on the West Coast
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Quarterfinals: Brazil vs. Colombia — 5 p.m. local time; 4 p.m. on the East Coast, 1 p.m. on the West Coast
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