World Cups aren't just about the bright young things strutting their stuff, but also the familiar faces back on our screens chasing one more shot at the big time. And there are plenty of them to watch this summer.
We pick our veterans XI of players going to the World Cup with a wealth of experience behind them.
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Ones to watch
No.4 - Xabi Alonso
Real Madrid's pass master. At 32-years-old, Alonso is still going strong and should start Spain's opening clash with the Netherlands on 13 June in Salvador. A bit part player in the Euro 2008 triumph, the ex-Liverpool midfielder was a fixture of the World Cup and European Championships winning sides of 2010 and 2012, respectively.
Who to follow
No.4 - Bryan Swanson
Swanson is Sky Sports' chief news reporter and will be covering all bases in Brazil this summer. Consistently first at breaking news, Swanson has spent the season interviewing global superstars and will be an ever-present figure throughout this summer's tournament - where he will be tweeting about news and exclusives on the subjects that matter.
World Cup greats
No.4 - Zinedine Zidane
A head-butt and a sending off in the final is hardly the way the French no. 10 will have wanted to go out, memorable though it was. However, five goals in two tournaments, including a brace as France won the trophy on home soil, as well as numerous imperious midfield displays can be recalled just as easily by football fans across the globe.