For most of us football fans, the name Diego Maradona rings a bell.
After an explosive return to fitness, can Neymar match the exploits of the Brazilian legends he is constantly compared to and lead the Selecao to a record sixth FIFA World Cup crown? Brazil, if not the favorite, is one of the two or three favorites to lift the World Cup trophy on July 15.
They will take on Saudi Arabia on June 20 and will play hosts Russian Federation on June 25.
From the moment Neymar turned 13, he was already tipped to become the next global superstar for Brazil tasked to lead the football-loving nation to the pinnacle of football honours.
Pizzi was part of Argentina's 1998 World Cup squad but this will be his first tournament as a coach. By cycling through alternative combinations of variables, we get a sense of which characteristics matter for success and which stay on the bench. Asked which team he will support as a fan in the FIFA World Cup, Rathore said, "I see with what commitment and passion the players play".
France and Brazil both head into this summer's tournament as heavy favourites but it is the latter who are coming into the World Cup on song.
Furthermore, the team still have their inspirational forward in Radamel Falcao who is likely to play his final World Cup.
Before Thursday's kickoff, the football world will focus on choosing the host of the 2026 World Cup between a joint bid featuring the United States, Canada and Mexico and underdogs Morocco. "And that is the reason why even though Spain and Germany don't have individual stars, together as a team they can defeat anyone", said Amalraj, who was the first player to captain East Bengal, Mohun Bagan and Mohammedan Sporting.
They have Gabriel Jesus and Philippe Coutinho, too, players who have come of age over the past year and now have a touch of arrogance and class about them.
His goalscoring exploits and mesmeric skills are not the only reason Neymar's inclusion to this squad is so imperative to Tite, but his availability also allows the Brazilian tactician to deploy his favoured formation, allowing Coutinho to drop into the midfield, allowing the Barcelona playmaker license to penetrate more centrally.