19 June 2018
Johan Cruyff, Ferenc Puskas, Paulo Maldini and a young Lionel Messi all feature on Gary Parkinson's list of the great teams that could've gone all the way to World Cup glory, yet failed to do so
Gilberto World Cup 2006
19 June 2018
From disastrous flops to limited cult heroes, few fans who watched this lot in the Premier League could make sense of their World Cup selection, as Jack Beresford explains
Lukas Podolski Germany
18 June 2018
How can you shine at World Cups yet look hapless at QPR? Michael Yokhin profiles the men who've starred at international level, but underperformed through their club careers
SHARES
18 June 2018
Veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon turned down a Italy call-up in June but Roberto Mancini has left the door open for a return.
Rafa Marquez
18 June 2018
After a Mexican stalwart played in his fifth World Cup, can you name the men who’ve featured in a World Cup this century – and played at four or more tournaments overall?
SHARES
17 June 2018
The last three World Cup champions have all started their title defence without a win after Germany were beaten by Mexico in Moscow.
Bastian Schweinsteiger
15 June 2018
It’s every player to craft three or more assists from across the last four World Cups. Time to name these ace playmakers…

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