Football has always been a team game and in order to win a title of the magnitude of the FIFA World Cup, there needs to be coordination between the players that represent a particular nation. The goals need to keep coming from the attack and the defence needs to do its job and protect the goal, yet, for some reason, the midfield has always been considered as the anchor that binds the two together.
With that being said, a lot of midfield superstars will be hoping to make a strong impact in the upcoming tournament, as they look to help their side to lift the title. Here are five midfield superstars who in my opinion will make a major impact in Russia this time around:
Though the action is on the field, we love to lay our eyes on footballers’ hot WAGs sitting on the stands and cheering for their men. The gorgeous women are as much a star as their boys as people love to watch their PDAs and style quotient. Hence, let’s check out who are scoring scorching goals on the hotness front in this season of 2018 FIFA World Cup to be held in Russia in June.
Since ages, footballers have experimented with their hairstyles – few of which became cult in a way that the world started following it and others were looked down upon as weird and crazy. So, whether good, bad or ugly, few hairstyles sported by footballers during world cups have gone down the lane of history - some are remembered for all good reasons, while others for redefining weirdness.
Let’s take a look at top 10 such hairstyles during football world cup that created big news during their time.
In the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico, one of the most iconic and controversial games took place in the quarter-finals between Argentina and England. The match was dominated by none other than Diego Maradona who scored two goals of great contrast in a 2-1 win. The first goal was scored with his hand which has been infamously dubbed as the 'Hand of God'. The second one though was unarguably the greatest goal in the history of the World Cup and probably the greatest ever goal scored in the game. This goal has been given the moniker of 'The Goal of the Century'. The goal is also remembered for Victor Hugo Morales' passionate commentary which when translated to English, reads, "Maradona has the ball, two mark him, Maradona touches the ball, the genius of world soccer, dashes to the right, leaves the third, is going to pass to Burruchaga. It's still Maradona! Genius! Genius! Genius! Ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta ... and goooooaaaal! Gooooooaaaaal! I want to cry! Dear God! Long live soccer! Gooooooaaaaalllllll! Diegoal! Maradona! It's enough to make you cry, forgive me. Maradona, in an unforgettable run, in the play of all time. Cosmic kite! What planet are you from? To leave in your wake so many Englishmen? So that the whole country is a clenched fist shouting for Argentina? Argentina 2, England 0. Diegoal, Diegoal, Diego Armando Maradona. Thank you God, for soccer, for Maradona, for these tears, for this. Argentina 2, England 0."
"Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that," Liverpool great Bill Shankly had once said. The sport may seem more of a business in the current era, but it literally was the matter of lives at one point in time. During the 1930s -1950s football, majorly in Europe and South America was at its peak. The likes of Brazil, Argentina, Italy and the Netherlands who partly dominated the footballing world.
In the midst of this, one man created history not by scoring goals or through his antics, but by becoming the first and only player till date to play in two World Cup with two different countries. His name, Luis Felipe Monti. Monti first started with Argentina and guided them in the first ever World Cup final in 1930, before moving to Italy and playing for Azzurri in the 1934 Final.
That being said, here we bring you the story of Luis Felipe Monti, who played the World Cup Finals despite receiving death threats on both occasions.