Fernando Alonso’s imminent retirement from Formula One inevitably draws comparisons with the sport’s greats. Considered to be one of the best of his generation, many suggest that the Spaniard’s two F1 World Championships, remarkable by anyone’s measure, sell his talents short. His record, and his retirement, provides an opportunity to ask what makes sportspeople excel and realise their true potential?
#Russia2018: Croatia’s World Cup: A story of sacrifice, contradiction and a bittersweet end for Modric
Comeback Kings Croatia finally met their match in the World Cup final on Sunday. Luka Modrić earned himself the golden ball award but, like the national team, the midfield maestro's brilliance on the pitch is a medley of contradiction and admiration.