As a kid he dreamed of becoming a professional soccer player, maybe even making it all the way to the world cup. Then an injury put paid to those hopes and he hung up his boots – but that didn’t mean his world cup dreams were dashed.
Julio Bianchi just needed to switch things up a bit, that’s all. He turned to his next big love – online soccer.
And now this young man from Ravensmead in Cape Town has become the first South African esports player to qualify for the FIFAe World Cup and he’ll be winging his way to London where the tournament will kick off in August.
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