ZONE 6 in Diepkloof-Soweto had thousands of fans flocking to watch an epic finale between France v Croatia.
It was a final that had everything Russia 2018 has been celebrated for, everything it has enthralled us with, except one key ultimately decisive factor: a surprise.
France lifted their second World Cup trophy because they had too much for a Croatia stretched too far who just couldn’t lift themselves that bit further, although the end result of 4-2 – making this the highest scoring final since 1966 and probably the most entertaining in that time – was one of many factors that felt so unfair on player of the tournament Luka Modric and his team.
Zone 6, owned by globetrotter DJ Black Coffee, had young and old resplendent in the teams’ jerseys quenching the thirst from the chilly weather bite courtesy of Budweiser, accompanied by a huge burger that could feed an entire primary school in Diepkloof.
It was euphoric as fans enjoyed the sounds from the likes of Nasty C, PH and others. Balloons and nostalgic atmosphere was felt by all as if one was at the stadium.
Good vibes to wrap up the Russia 2018 WC! Next Qatar 2022.
Will SA form part of this spectacle doomsayers, shall wait?