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Faces of the World Cup

Jul 7 2018
The Players' Tribune
The Voice of the Game
Jul 7 2018

Thirty-two teams came to Russia with dreams of being world champions.

Take a look at a few of this year’s World Cup heroes in a gallery of The Players’ Tribune’s best pictures.


Paulinho, midfielder, Brazil.Vanessa Montero/The Players' Tribune

Aron Gunnarsson, midfielder, Iceland.Sam Robles/The Players' Tribune

Leon Balogun, defender, Nigeria.Julie Glassberg/The Players' Tribune

Benjamin Mendy, left-back, France. | Thomas Meunier, right-back, BelgiumDirk Bruniecki/The Players' Tribune | Julie Glassberg/The Players' Tribune

Roberto Martínez, manager, Belgium.Guillermo Hernandez Martinez/The Players' Tribune

Andrés Guardado, midfielder, Mexico.Gianfranco Tripodo/The Players' Tribune

Xherdan Shaqiri, winger, Switzerland. | John Mikel Obi, midfielder, Nigeria.Sam Robles/The Players' Tribune

Romelu Lukaku, forward, Belgium.Sam Robles/The Players' Tribune

Jonathan dos Santos, midfielder, Mexico.Jed Jacobsohn/The Players' Tribune

Edinson Cavani, forward, Uruguay. | Aleksandar Kolarov, defender, Serbia.Sam Robles/The Players' Tribune | Claudia Gori/The Players' Tribune

Emil Forsberg, forward, Sweden.Matt Gordon/The Players' Tribune

Jesús Corona, winger, Mexico.Sam Robles/The Players' Tribune

Raheem Sterling, winger, England. | Julian Draxler, winger, Germany.Sam Robles/The Players' Tribune | Julie Glassberg/The Players' Tribune

Ángel di María, winger, Argentina.Capucine Bailly/The Players' Tribune

Tite, manager, Brazil.Sam Robles/The Players' Tribune

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