HERO TO ZERO

Australian Four Four Two - - PERFORMANCE -

Adi­das Tel­star 18

This sum­mer’s World Cup ball was a big hit in Rus­sia, help­ing the play­ers to thun­der in some stun­ning goals.

Cesc Fabre­gas

The Chelsea and Spain pass mas­ter made his pun­ditry de­but dur­ing the tour­na­ment and won rave re­views for his in­tel­li­gent in­sight.

Peru fans

Hav­ing not seen their side play at the fi­nals since 1982, Los In­cas fans were de­ter­mined to be loud and proud, out­num­ber­ing France fol­low­ers by seven to one in Yeka­ter­in­burg.

David de Gea

Manch­ester United’s star shot-stop­per had a World Cup to for­get, keep­ing out just one of seven ef­forts faced.

Mario Fer­nan­des

The Rus­sia right-back headed in a dra­matic ex­tra-time equaliser against Croa­tia in the last eight, only to then miss in the shootout.

Ney­mar’s bar­net

The Samba for­ward’s spaghetti-style hairdo was ditched after one match. What’s wrong with an old-fash­ioned short back and sides?

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