Remember this guy? 'Roly-poly throw-in' legend Milad Mohammadi to return today at World Cup 2022 against England

World Cup 2022: 'Roly-poly throw-in' legend Milad Mohammadi of IR Iran poses during the official FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 portrait session on November 15, 2022 in Doha, Qatar.
(Image credit: Shaun Botterill - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Roly-poly throw-in legend Milad Mohammadi could be playing at World Cup 2022 today, as potentially the first tournament cult hero appears. 

Yesterday, Enner Valencia wrote his name in Ecuadorian history as his nation's greatest-ever World Cup scorer but for pure meme potential, AEK Athens left-back Mohammadi perhaps has more of a legacy. You may not know his name – but you know what he's famous for. 

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Mark White
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Mark White is the Digital Content Editor at FourFourTwo. During his time on the brand, Mark has written three cover features on Mikel Arteta, Martin Odegaard and the Invincibles, and has written pieces on subjects ranging from Sir Bobby Robson’s time at Barcelona to the career of Robinho. An encyclopedia of football trivia and collector of shirts, he first joined the team back in 2020 as a staff writer.