days, players | Ronaldinho Gaúcho
The Confederação Brasileira de Futebol wizard represented his country in two FIFA World Cups, and was an integral part of the team that triumphed in 2002. He scored two goals, including a curling free-kick from 40 yards out against England, registered two assists and was named in the All-Star Team.
days, players | Asamoah Gyan
Ghana Football Association's all-time leading goalscorer represented the 'Black Stars' at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups. With 6 goals, he is the top African goalscorer in the history of the #WorldCup.
#OnThisDay in 2015, Zito died aged 82. The defender played alongside Pelé when Confederação Brasileira de Futebol won the FIFA World Cup in 1958 and 1962 and scored in the 3-1 victory over Czechoslovakia in the 1962 final.
“The pressure was to qualify for the World Cup. Of course, someone can now say ‘ok, we’ve qualified, that’s it’. But for me it’s not like that, we want to make history, achieve something different. In my head the pressure is to achieve something different from what we have done. Not just going there, three games and thank you very much. That doesn’t go through my head.”
- Mohamed Salah (Quote: MARCA)