you won’t believe how big he is ,
Holland takes this giant to the World Cup
Your Majesty is already the biggest world championship in Qatar!
At 2.03 metres, Netherlands goalkeeper Andries Knoppert (28) is the tallest player of all World Cup teams. The SC Heerenveen keeper is followed by two other fellow goalkeepers, Vanja Milinkovic-Savic (2.02m) of Serbia and Thibaut Courtois (2m) of Belgium. Someone has to cross them first! The tallest outfield player in the World Cup is Stoke City’s Australia defender Harry Soutar who is 1.98 meters tall.
BILD reveals more show-off wisdom from FIFA’s official statistics with which you can shine on the World Cup regular table in the coming weeks.
oldest and youngest player
A Mexican and a German international! Mexico goalkeeper Alfredo Talavera is the oldest of all World Cup players. He will be 40 years and 63 days old at the start of the World Cup on Sunday. If he is used, he will be the eighth player over 40 to make a World Cup appearance.
DFB jewel Youssoufa Moukoko is over 22 years younger. The BVB professional celebrates his 18th birthday on the opening game day – making him the youngest player in the tournament.
Club with the most stars in the World Cup
The club with the most World Cup participants is FC Bayern! 17 players represent the German record champions in Qatar. In addition to the Bayern block, the DFB team also includes Munich stars from Cameroon, Canada, Croatia, France, Morocco, Holland and Senegal. Lots to look forward to for Coach Julian Nagelsmann and his team!
With 16 players each, FC Barcelona and Manchester City only have one less professional at the World Cup.
Hosts Qatar and Saudi Arabia are the only two sides to have all 26 players signed by clubs in their domestic leagues.
For the four players, the tournament in Qatar is already their fifth World Cup participation in their careers. Argentine superstar Lionel Messi (35), Portugal legend Cristiano Ronaldo (37) and two Mexicans Guillermo Ochoa (37) and Andres Guardado (36) hold the participation record.
Speaking of Ronaldo…
With an incredible 117 international goals, the Portugal superstar has scored more times for his country than the 26-man squad from the 15 other teams with international goals combined.
Along with Ronaldo, DFB star Thomas Müller leads the list of participants with the most World Cup goals. Of all Qatar players, only Müller and Ronaldo have scored ten goals each in the World Cup.
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