These are Ballon d’Or winners, European and South American football stars heading to their fourth edition at the 2022 Qatar World Cup
Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Guillermo Ochoa, and Andrés Guardado will be in their fifth World Cup in Qatar. Quite an achievement as the top stars in the beautiful game.
Here are more stars, featuring for their fourth;
- Sergio Busquets
A majority of Spain’s tiki-taka generation could be in retirement ahead of the 2022 Qatar World Cup. However, veteran FC Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets is going to boost Spain’s new generation with much-needed experience.
- Thomas Müller
Thomas Müller heads to the 2022 Qatar World Cup as the currently active player with the most goals at the finals(10).
- Edinson Cavani
35-year-old Uruguay veteran striker Edinson Cavani heads to his final World Cup. His poacher’s instincts boost a well-balanced squad.
- Ángel Di María
Argentina midfielder Ángel Fabián Di María may not be the best left-footed player on the squad, but he is definitely lethal in front of goal.
- Hugo Lloris
France Goalkeeper and Captain Hugo Lloris is once again their main man in goal. His lightning reflexes and good decision-making makes him a formidable opponent in one-on-one situations.
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- Kepler Laveran de Lima Ferreira ‘Pepe’
Portugal’s veteran defender Pepe is expected to play a significant role in strengthening Fernando Santos’ defense. The former Real Madrid defender is 39 years old but is a crucial part of the team.
- Manuel Neuer
German legendary goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is a great addition to any squad. The sweeper-keeper is 36 and this World Cup definitely isn’t his last, owing to his consistency.
- Luis Suarez
Uruguay Striker Luis Suarez could be controversial but his desire to keep playing at the top level is worth admiring. Suarez turns 36 in January and this could be his last World Cup.
- Luka Modric
Croatia captain and Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric is still playing at the top level and will be a force to reckon with as seen in recent seasons playing in Spain.
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