‘Greatest show on earth’ i.e. World Cup football is moving hard. The event will take place in the desert state of Qatar in November. Footballers from 32 countries will fight for the crown of excellence in this one-month grand sacrifice. Playing in the World Cup is a dream in the life of any footballer. Great footballers like George Best, Alfredo Di Stefano have never had a chance to play in the World Cup. However, many have had the opportunity to play in multiple venues. Many have even had the good fortune to win more than one World Cup.
The most prestigious event in football is undoubtedly the World Cup. No matter how much excitement there is in club football, the football frenzy gets its final form in the World Cup. The footballers also aim to play the best football of their career in the World Cup. However, if you want to play in the World Cup is not available. If you want to get a place in the World Cup, you have to cross the dangerous path of the qualifying round. Many Rathi-Maharathi dreams of a World Cup have been dashed after being cut in this way. De Stefano, George Best, Eric Cantona, Ryan Giggs have never had a chance to showcase their style of play on the World Cup stage.
Who has played in most of the football World Cup? Of course, only three names will come up in such a question. Not one or two of the World Cup, these three have shown the achievement of playing in five editions. Mexico’s Antonio Carvajal is the first footballer to play in five World Cups. The Mexican goalkeeper, who played his first World Cup in 1950, then played in the 1954, 1956, 1962 and 1966 World Cups.
German legend Lothar Matthews then shared Carvajal’s record. The German star, who played his first World Cup in 1982, last played in the 1998 World Cup. He also had the good fortune to win the title as a captain in the mid-1990s.
The third star in five World Cups is also a Mexican. Former Barcelona defender Rafael Marquez’s World Cup journey began in 2002 with the Korea-Japan World Cup. And the last one was in Russia, in 2016.
Another name could have been added to the list of stars who have played in five World Cups. Gianluigi Buffon was also in the team for five World Cups. However, he did not have the good fortune to play in a single match in the first edition in 1996. His name would have been included in the list if he had been on the field for one minute.
However, Buffon did not have a chance, but Qatar has a chance to add four names to the list. The names of the two are presumed. The two biggest names in football in the last decade and a half will be able to add their names to the list this time. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have both played in four World Cups so far. When you first touch the ground in Qatar, you will add this record next to your name.
Cup Both get a taste of their first World Cup match at the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Ronaldo shined in the first XI of the World Cup, but Messi was only a substitute in one match. However, both of them scored equal goals in the World Cup. Two goals each.
List of participants in the most events of the World Cup:
1. Antonio Carvajal: Mexico (1950, 1954, 1956, 1962, 196)
2. Lothar Matthews: Germany (1972, 198, 1990, 1994, 1998
) Rafael Marquez: Mexico (2002, 2008, 2010, 2014, 2016)
4. Gianluigi Buffon: Italy (1997 *, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014)
* Buffon did not play in the 1996 edition of the squad.
In addition, if all goes well, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Mexico’s Andres Guerrado will take part in the fifth individual World Cup in Qatar. Sergio Ramos also has a slim chance. However, there are concerns about whether he will get a chance in the team of Luis Enrique.