Dedication, teamwork the recipe for success in world

France Team after they won Soccer World Cup
France Team after they won Soccer World Cup

The refreshing angle of the Fifa World Cup and Wimbledon has been that success does not depend on big names, huge egos or theatrics, but on dedication, teamwork and humility.

France also illustrated the value of inclusivity and globalism.

In the world of politics, leaders like German chancellor Angela Merkel represent the spirit conveyed by these two events that inspired the entire world - no theatrics, dedication, teamwork and humility. In sport, we unfortunately have the showmen - focus on hair, theatrics, huge egos and serving self more than serving others.

The world increasingly sees through these characters and their showmen styles, and rejects them. There is no place for such superficialities in a modern and enlightened world.

I applaud the real heroes of the World Cup and Wimbledon - their success echoes far beyond the sporting arena.

Dawie Jacobs

Sterrewag, Pretoria

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