World Cup finals will kick off on Thursday, June 14th, 2018 in Russia. The hosts will play Saudi Arabia in the first match to welcome the World. The Coaches are finalizing their final 23-man squads to represent their countries in the summer showdown. Today, we want to educate fans on some special names they might need to keep in mind as the showpiece begins in June. We take a look at 5 footballers with most World Cup appearances in history;

5. Uwe Seeler- 21 matches

Germany has many legends but what many people never tell you is that most of them come from former West Germany. One of them is certainly Uwe Seeler. He made 72 appearances for his country and 21 in the World Cup.

4. Diego Maradona- 21 matches

Argentina will always remember 1986 World Cup. The reason is not only because it is the last time they won it but also the man who helped deliver the success. His name is Diego Maradona. He is known all over the World and in real sense, he is up there with other legends like the Great Pele. In fact, he is regarded as one of the best footballers of all time by pundits, journalists, and writers. He was great and he is an icon across the globe. He made 21 appearances in the World cup.

3. Paolo Maldini- 23 matches

Italian legend Paolo Maldini happens to be one of those players former Manchester United Coach Sir Alex Ferguson regrets not signing. The defender was special in so many ways and he only wanted to play for AC Milan. He won all titles available in football including the World Cup in 2006. He made 23 World Cup appearances in four tournaments.

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