In the hype around a big tournament, it’s easy to build a narrative that begins and ends with a team’s biggest star. But the players who make or break a squad are often further down the depth chart. Their success or failure will dictate a team’s tournament. These are The Influencers.
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Date of birth: 4 August 1992
Place of birth: Soweto, South Africa
It is a long shot for South Africa to storm past a group with Germany, China and Spain. But if they are to pull what Cameroon did in 2015 — reach the knockouts in their World Cup debut — then they will need Refiloe Jane to churn exceptional performances.
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