World Cup records to be broken this month!
In no particular order, we list 8 records which could be broken this year at the greatest football competition in the World!
8. Most Goals
Thomas Muller is hoping to become the player with the most goals, making him the World Cup’s greatest marksman. Muller is the favoured the choice of many to break the record, and he needs six goals to surpass his countryman Miroslav Klose, Muller has 11, Klose has 16.
7. Most Clean Sheets
Manuel Neuer starting spot is still not confirmed for this summer, having only just recovered from an injury. Nonetheless, if he does get the go-ahead, Neuer only needs four clean sheets to take the overall title of most competition clean sheets.
6. Most Wins As A Manager
Joachim Low, also for Germany could be on his way to being the manager with the most wins. While he may have his work cut out for him, he wants this title. He is seven wins short of Helmut Schon’s record 16 victories at the World Cup finals. Therefore, in order to beat the record, he would, in fact, have to win every single game. We’re not so confident on this record, in all honesty. However, even if he doesn’t take it he could be back in four years’ time to have another go.
5. Oldest Player
This may not seem like something to be proud of but in terms of football, it’s really quite impressive. Essam El-Hadary is still going strong at 45-years-old. He is Egypt’s goalkeeper, and he has played a vital part in his country’s run to the final at the last Africa Cup of Nations.
4. Most Cards
This one isn’t something to be proud of, but Mexico defender Rafa Marquez just needs one more card, yellow or red, to become the most carded player in the history of the World Cup. It makes you think, why is he going to Russia in the first place? Well, he is captain…
Rafa currently sits on six cards, levelled with Zinedine Zidane.
3. Most Appearances As A Captain
The ill-disciplined Rafa is actually on his way to becoming the player with the most appearances as a captain. He could walk away with a much more coveted record following his time in Russia. If he captains Mexico in all three of their group stage games, the 39-year-old will surpass Diego Maradona as the record appearance maker as captain at World Cup finals.
2. Most Goals As A Captain
None other than the mesmerising Messi is on it for this record. Messi will be leading out Argentina in Russia, and he is on his way to breaking the record. Messi scored four times in 2014, which means he needed three more at the time to surpass Diego Maradona’s record. Will he manage this year?
Only three men have managed to score in four World Cups so far; Uwe Seeler, Pele and Miroslav Klose. Another three; Australia’s Tim Cahill, Mexico’s Rafa Marquez and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo – will join them if they’re on target in Russia this summer.