5) Being the oldest to ever play the World Cup
Essam El-Hadary of Egypt could become the oldest player ever to play in the World Cup and will surpass Faryd Mondragon of Colombia. Faryd broke the record of Roger Milla in the previous World Cup. El-Hadary despite his age is considered to be Egypt’s number 1 and his athleticism will make you revisit your training plans. El-Hadary has played 158 times for Egypt and is third in the list of most capped player in their history.
El-Hadary’s role will be equally crucial and after Salah’s injury, which could mean that Egypt will need to do it without their talisman in the opening match of the group against Uruguay.