9️⃣️ DAYS TO GO!
No referee has taken charge of more FIFA #WorldCup matches than Ravshan Irmatov. The Uzbek official oversaw nine matches across the 2010 and 2014 editions, breaking Joel Quiniou’s erstwhile record, and is set to add to that tally at Russia 2018!
days, players | Jairzinho
A quick, skilful, and powerful winger, 'the Hurricane' was a member of the legendary Confederação Brasileira de Futebol team that won the 1970 FIFA World Cup, during which he scored in all six games his team played.
"We [Germany Football Team - Die Mannschaft] are not the clear favourites. France, Brazil and Spain are all ahead of us and Argentina are more or less the dark horses of the tournament."
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days, players | Didi
A dead-ball specialist, the Confederação Brasileira de Futebol midfielder played at the 1954 FIFA World Cup and won it in 1958 and 1962. He was named player of the tournament in 1958 for the way he dictated the game.