Dr. Christopher Zambakari
Founder & CEO of The Zambakari Advisory
As the 2022 World Cup enters its final rounds, here are some early observations from yours truly, someone who never made a national team but did play some “football” as a youngster, as a high schooler and even in college:
And on it goes.
If only it were that easy!
All is not lost for the American side. As more of this country’s youths take up the game, as more youngsters in the U.S. are coached in the strategies, nuances and opportunities inherent in the game, and as our own stars of tomorrow gain a real passion for the sport, soccer here will grow and improve and inspire. Certainly, the diversity of the U.S. population and those who will represent the country in the next generation – if all can be reached, if all are considered and coached, and if all are given the opportunity – gives us a fighting chance and a reason to believe.
All that and a clinical striker the likes of a Kylian Mbappe (France), Harry Kane (England), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) or Neymar (Brazil). If only it were that easy.
My prediction for the World Cup final on December 18? France will defend its title and take home the Jules Rimet trophy!