Meet the captains of FIFA World Cup 2018

Published: 07th June 2018 02:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th June 2018 05:43 PM  

These players will have the privilege of wearing the skipper's armband when football's biggest fiesta kicks off at Russia next week. Brazil is the only team yet to confirm their leader in the absence of veteran Thiago Silva. (Photos | AFP)
MANUEL NEUER, GERMANY: GOALKEEPER, 32 YEARS (Photo | AP)
Messi holds two passports - Argentine and Spainish. He became a Spanish citizen in September 2005. Spain had even offered him a place in their national team, an offer that he declined with love.
LIONEL MESSI, ARGENTINA: FORWARD, 30 YEARS (Photo | AP)
CRISTIANO RONALDO, PORTUGAL: FORWARD, 33 YEARS (Photo | AP)
Harry Kane of England (AFP)
HARRY KANE, ENGLAND: FORWARD, 24 YEARS (Photo | AFP)
SERGIO RAMOS, SPAIN: CENTRAL DEFENDER, 32 YEARS (Photo | AP)
HUGO LLORIS,FRANCE: GOALKEEPER, 31 YEARS (Photo | AP)
EDEN HAZARD,BELGIUM: ATTACKING MIDFIELDER, 27 YEARS (Photo | AP)
ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI, POLAND: FORWARD, 29 YEARS (Photo | AP)
LUKA MODRIC, CROATIA: MIDFIELDER, 32 YEARS (Photo | AP)
DIEGO GODIN, URUGUAY: DEFENDER, 32 YEARS (Photo | AFP)
RADAMEL FALCAO, COLOMBIA: FORWARD, 32 YEARS (Photo | AP)
MILE JEDINAK, AUSTRALIA: DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDER, 33 YEARS (Photo| AP)
ALEKSANDER KOLAROV, SERBIA: CENTRAL DEFENDER/LEFT BACK, 32 YEARS (Photo| AFP)
ANDRES GUARDADO, MEXICO: MIDFIELDER/WINGER, 31 YEARS (Photo | AFP)
JOHN OBI MIKEL, NIGERIA: MIDFIELDER, 31 YEARS (Photo | AFP)
IGOR AKINFEEV, RUSSIA: GOALKEEPER, 32 YEARS (Photo | AP)
CHEIKHOU KOUYATE, SENEGAL: DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDER, 28 YEARS (Photo | AFP)
MAKATO HASEBE, JAPAN: DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDER, 34 YEARS (Photo | AFP)
ANDREAS GRANQVIST, SWEDEN: DEFENDER, 33 YEARS (Photo | AP)
ARON GUNNARSSON, ICELAND: MIDFIELDER, 29 YEARS (Photo | AP)
MEDHI BENATIA, MOROCCO: CENTRAL DEFENDER, 31 YEARS (Photo | AFP)
ROMAN TORRES, PANAMA: CENTRAL DEFENDER, 32 YEARS (Photo | AP)
MASOUD SHOJAEI, IRAN: ATTACKING MIDFIELDER, 33 YEARS (Photo | AFP)
KI SUNG-YUENG, SOUTH KOREA: CENTRAL MIDFIELDER, 29 YEARS (Photo | AP)
BRYAN RUIZ, COSTA RICA: ATTACKING MIDFIELDER, 32 YEARS (Photo | AFP)
OSAMA HAWSAWI, SAUDI ARABIA: CENTRAL DEFENDER, 34 YEARS (Photo | AP)
ESSAM EL-HADARY, EGYPT: GOALKEEPER, 45 YEARS (Photo | AP)
PAOLO GUERRERO, PERU: FORWARD, 34 YEARS (Photo | AP)
SIMON KJAER, DENMARK: CENTRAL DEFENDER, 29 YEARS (Photo | AP)
STEPHAN LICHTSTEINER, SWITZERLAND: RIGHT BACK/ RIGHT WING-BACK, 34 YEARS (Photo | AFP)
WAHBI KHAZRI, TUNISIA: WINGER, 27 YEARS (Photo | AFP)
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