Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea will come face-to-face with Real Madrid C.F. superstar Cristiano Ronaldo on Friday when Selección Española de Fútbol (SeFutbol) open their FIFA World Cup campaign with an Iberian derby date against Seleções de Portugal.
Neymar Jr., Harry Kane, Paul Labile Pogba, Thiago Alcantara and other Russia-bound stars have been sharing their childhood FIFA World Cup memories
See which moments they picked and tell us yours below
days, players | Fabio Cannavaro
The second most-capped player in Nazionale Italiana di Calcio's history, he represented his country in a total of four FIFA World Cups. In 2006, the gifted centre-back captained 'Gli Azzurri' to their fourth #WorldCup triumph, winning the adidas Silver Ball in the process.
days, players | Landon Donovan
The versatile attacker starred in the U.S. Soccer team that reached the quarter-finals of the 2002 FIFA World Cup where he received the Best Young Player Award. His three goals in the 2010 World Cup made him the highest-scoring male American player in World Cup history.