It’s the big one, and it kicks off in just three weeks time. The 2018 FIFA World Cup will implant heroes and villains into the global conscious as 31 nations fall by the wayside and one becomes legend. This summer will mark the 21st edition of the tournament, so there’s an abundance of choice for the top World Cup players of all time.
USWNT legend Brandi Chastain, who was born in San Jose, California, was inducted into the Bay Area Hall of Fame on Monday, and the two-time World Cup champion and two-time Olympic gold-medalist was honored with a plaque that commemorated her achievements over the years.
Yesterday, Italian legend Andrea Pirlo played one final match before retirement — his testimonial at the San Siro. After a career spent with Brescia, Inter, Reggina, Milan, Juventus, New York City FC and the Italian national team, a world-class selection of former teammates came together to celebrate the career of the midfield maestro.
In 1998, France won its only World Cup title, defeating Brazil 3-0 in the final at the Stade de France just outside of Paris. It was the culmination of an impressive tournament for Les Bleus and the perfect way for the country to win its first World Cup on home soil. Apparently, it was too perfect, according to France’s Michel Platini.
The English Premier League is the richest group of teams in the world, with many of the best players from around the globe gathered in England (and Wales). The Premier League top scorers of all time therefore is a list featuring some of the best finishers to ever play the game.
The EPL has only been around since 1992, so unfortunately Jimmy Greaves’ record 357 goals from 1957-71 doesn’t make it on the list of the Premier League top scorers of all time. However, plenty of other giants of the game have graced the league, from Cristiano Ronaldo to Thierry Henry.
For me, the life cycle of your relationship with fashion goes something like this: When you’re young, you wear whatever is singularly most pleasing to yourself (train shirt, train pants, train socks, BOOM). You then enter a more fashionable phase wherein you still only rely on your own sense of what’s cool (this is when you get your first track suit).
Every four years, Mexican fans yearn for the Mexico World Cup wins to come. The whole nation marches into the world's greatest tournament with high hopes and spirits dreaming of the unforgettable moments their national team will gift them.
Believe it or not, Mexico is one of the countries with the richest World Cup histories, one that will continue this summer.