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Jorge Campos USA '94
16 June 2018
The Mexico shot-stopper – renowned for his dazzling shirts and prowess as a striker – still can’t believe FIFA banned goalkeepers from playing outfield
Fabio Cannavaro 2006
14 June 2018
Despite being engulfed by scandal, Italy emerged victorious in 2006 – and their captain went down in history
Zinedine Zidane 1998 trophy
13 June 2018
He started slowly in this tournament, and the red mist descended once again – but, as he would do again after, saved his most decisive contributions for the final 
Neymar predictions
13 June 2018
Prediction time! We can always just delete this post-tournament, right? 
Baggio Brazil USA 94
13 June 2018
It wasn't quite the kick that killed a career, but there was no coming back from shootout heartbreak for the Divine Ponytail – who still can't shake the feeling today
Manuel Lanzini Argentina
12 June 2018
Poor Manuel Lanzini's World Cup is over before a ball has been kicked, and doubts remain over the true fitness of Egypt's Mo Salah. The following men know just how they feel – and some even missed out on ultimate glory
Tim Cahill Australia World Cup
12 June 2018
It's just a number, right? Barney Lane on the dozen old-timers who'll be looking to prove they still have plenty to offer in Russia this summer
Socrates World Cup 1982
8 June 2018
The great icon of Brazilian football never went beyond a World Cup quarterfinal... but that was never his priority
Mario Kempes 1978
7 June 2018
Argentina's 1978 World Cup win was played out on a backdrop of military terror, but their star striker and his teammates fought – and angled – their way to victory amid the horror
Cristiano Ronaldo World Cup 2010
6 June 2018
Norman Whiteside and Lothar Matthaus can watch Russia 2018 in the comfort that their respective men's World Cup records will remain intact – just as Just Fontaine and Dino Zoff can too. But other greats are under threat...


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