HERO TO ZERO
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This summer’s World Cup ball was a big hit in Russia, helping the players to thunder in some stunning goals.
The Chelsea and Spain pass master made his punditry debut during the tournament and won rave reviews for his intelligent insight.
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.
The Russia right-back headed in a dramatic extra-time equaliser against Croatia in the last eight, only to then miss in the shootout.
The Samba forward’s spaghetti-style hairdo was ditched after one match. What’s wrong with an old-fashioned short back and sides?