The GIb Football Show represents the five rare players who won the dream World Cub without stepping on the grass.
Franco Baresi – Spain 82
Barezi was the 22-year-old that time and Italy boss Enzo Bearzot had left the future Milan Captain and legend without a single appearance in Spain. Until 1992 Barezi earned 82 caps in national team and scored 3 goals.
Daniel Passarella – Mexico 1986.
Passarella was Fiorentina defender that time, the 33-year-old veteran wasn’t a first choice of manager Carlos Bilardo. Argentine beat West Germany 3-2 thanks to Jorge Burruchaga’s winner.
Ronaldo – USA 94.
Arguably one of the best finishers in modern football, Ronaldo was 17-year-old Cruzeiro player and manager Carlos Alberto Parreira didn’t give a chance to youngster. Brazil won the WC in penalties against Italy.
Raul Albiol – South Africa 2010.
Real Madrid centre-back failed to make an impact in competition with Carles Puyol and Gerard Pique. La Roja won is overtime against Netherlands.
Matthias Ginter – Brazil 2014.
The 20-year-old SC Freiburg midfielder couldn’t help his team, as Bastian Schweinsteiger, Mesut Özil and Toni Kroos were the main power of Joachim Löw’s ‘German machine.’ Argentine lost in extra-time and Die Mannschaft became the first European nation had won the World Cup in the Americas.