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The Best No. 4s In World Cup History

There are just four days to go until the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, and as part of our countdown, we have had a look at some of the best No. 4s in the history of the tournament, including a former Germany stalwart.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see some of the best No. 4s to have played in the showpiece.

A few midfielders and defenders have worn the No.4 in the competition, but the most famous is probably Franz Beckenbauer. The German centre-back, who played in three World Cups, captained his country to famous victory in 1974 against the Netherlands.

Africa had its own legend who wore the famous No. 4 jersey, and it was Cameroon’s Rigobert Song. The centre-back, who was capped 137 times by his country, represented the Indomitable Lions at the World Cup on four occasions, playing in nine games.

Mexico's Rafael Marquez will be playing his fifth World Cup in 2018 and is one of the tournaments oldest players. The former FC Barcelona defender joins fellow Mexican Antonio Carbajal, Italy's Gigi Buffon and Germany's Lothar Matthaus, to have played in the competition on five occasions. Marquez has played 16 World Cup games in his career and is already the only player in history to captain a side at four different editions.

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Four other stars who wore the famous jersey at the World Cup were England’s Steven Gerrard, Ronald Koeman from the Netherlands, France’s Patrick Vieira and Javier Zanetti from Argentina.

Who do you think was the greatest player to have worn the No. 7 shirt at the World Cup? Let us know in the comments section below.

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