6 oldest players at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar


The 2022 FIFA World Cup is now a little over a week away. Several nations have announced their official squads for the tournament and football fans around the world are waiting with bated breath for the action to begin.

It’s a dream for any footballer to play at the World Cup and we will see plenty of young footballers make their dreams come true this time. But on the other side of the spectrum, we will see a number of veterans playing in what is likely to be their final World Cup.Suffice to say, the 2022 FIFA World Cup is going to be special for a raft of players for various reasons. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the six oldest players at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.When he leads his team out in about a couple of weeks’ time in Qatar, Cristiano Ronaldo will join an elite list of players who have played in five different World Cups.Only Lothaur Matthaus, Antonio Carbajal and Rafael Marquez have had this distinction so far. Italian legend Gianluigi Buffon has been named in five different World Cup squads but has only played in four.This is very likely to be Ronaldo’s last World Cup as he goes into the quadrennial tournament as the leading goalscorer in men’s international football (117). Ronaldo will lead the line for Portugal at the 2022 FIFA World Cup and will hope to take the trophy home and, as they say, complete football. Chelsea and Brazil veteran centre-back Thiago Silva will look to bring all his experience to the fore at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Despite being 38, Silva continues to be a dominant presence at the heart of defense for both club and country.Silva, Marquinhos, Eder Militao and Gleison Bremer are Tite’s options at centre-back in the tournament. As such, Silva is very likely to feature in the competition.Noticed why we didn’t call Thiago Silva Brazil’s oldest player at the World Cup? That distinction has been denied to him by legendary right-back Dani Alves. He is set to become the oldest Brazilian to ever feature in a FIFA World Cup.The record was previously held by Djalma Santos, who played in the 1966 World Cup aged 37. Alves has participated in three World Cups but was not a part of the Selecao for the 2018 edition due to injury.

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