In almost 90 years of the competition, who are the best players to have ever played in a World Cup?
Yashin played in three World Cups for the Soviet Union, helping them to two quarter-finals in 1958 and 1962 and a fourth-placed finish in 1966. He was the first and only goalkeeper to win the European Footballer of the Year award in 1963.
Best known for his stunning rocket-shot in the final of his first and only World Cup against Italy in 1970, the Brazilian pioneered the roving full-back role which would be much emulated - but seldom matched - in decades to come.
Maldini played in three World Cups for Italy as both a left-back and centre-back and although he retired trophyless in 2002 after 126 international appearances, his status as one of the game's greatest defenders was secured.
Cited by no less than Pele as the greatest defender he has ever played against, loyal West Ham man Moore left his indelible mark on English football history by captaining the nation to victory on home soil in 1966.
The undisputed great of German football, Beckenbauer made over 100 appearances for the national team. He played in three World Cups and found success in his final outing, when Germany beat Holland to win the title in 1974.
The great Dutch playmaker produced a series of dazzling performances to lead his nation to the 1974 final, where they were narrowly beaten by Germany. Cruyff was also voted European Footballer of the Year three times.
The brilliant, elusive 'Little Bird' inspired Brazil to two World Cup wins in 1958 and 1962. Garrincha scored four goals in the later stages of the 1962 competition and his displays on the right flank earned him the Player of the Tournament accolade.
Zidane hit the heights in the 1998 World Cup final when he scored two goals to help France claim the trophy on home soil. But his career ended in ignominy when he was sent off in the 2006 final for headbutting Italy's Marco Materazzi.
Considered a natural successor to Diego Maradona, the talismanic Argentinian made his World Cup debut in 2006 and went on to almost single-handedly haul his team to the quarter-finals in 2010, where they lost to Germany.
Love him or loathe him, few would argue Maradona does not deserve his place in the game's pantheon. Maradona played four World Cups and hit the heights in 1986, when a pair of wonder goals against England and Belgium propelled Argentina to the title.
Starting with a series of stunning performances as a 17-year-old in 1958, and culminating in the starring role in Brazil's magnificent winning team in 1970, Pele underlined his status as one of the game's all-time greats many times over.