Here's a handy guide on who to root for, if you have no one to pledge allegiance to.
If you think soccer is too slow ...
... keep an eye on France
. France is all about pace when it has the ball, not just with its goal scorers, but through midfield and even with its outside backs. They have winger Kylian Mbappé
, who has reached speeds Usain Bolt would be jealous
of. There are also the young lions from England. Maybe they are too young -- third youngest team in the tournament -- to know better.
If you're a sucker for an underdog ...
... go with Senegal, because Liverpool forward Sadio Mane could emerge as a World Cup star. Senegal has only been to the finals once (2002), where it dumped defending champ France in group play and made it to the quarters.