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The Best No. 2s In World Cup History

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is now just two days away, and as part of our countdown, we looked at the best No. 2s in the tournament's history, including three Brazilian stars!

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see some of the best No. 2s to have played in the showpiece.

When looking at No. 2s, one name definitely tops the list and that is legendary Selecao right-back Cafu. The 48-year-old is the most capped Brazil player in history with 142 appearances and, to date, is the only player to have appeared in three consecutive World Cup finals.

Overall, he played at four tournaments between 1994 and 2006, winning the 1994 and 2002 editions.

Dani Alves filled the void left by Cafu's retirement, and represented his country at the 2010 and 2014 tournaments. He will miss this year's showpiece due to injury, and will likely retire without lifting the World Cup trophy, but 106 appearances for the Selecao ensures his place in in our selection.

Another Brazilian who thrived in the famous No. 2 shirt was the late Carlos Alberto Torres. He was Brazil's right-back in the 1960s and won the 1970 FIFA World Cup with the Selecao, and was voted into the Team of the Tournament too.

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Other names on our list of iconic No. 2s in World Cup history are the Netherlands' Michael Reiziger and Spain's Michel Salgado.

Who do you think was the greatest player to have worn the No. 2 shirt at the World Cup? Have your say in the comments section below.

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