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FIFA World Cup 2018: 10 players who will likely be playing in their last World Cup

Shinoob Shinu
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Uruguay v Czech - 2018 China Cup International Football Championship
Diego Godin has featured 116 games for Uruguay

We are just one month away from the grandest and biggest football show on Earth, FIFA World Cup. As the quadrennial event kicks-off on June 14th, the entire world will shift their focus to Russia.

The bragging rights are at stakes. Teams will try to hoist their national flag proud and high. New heroes will emerge, and old stars will fade away. This year's FIFA World Cup will be no different from that.

The 21st edition of FIFA World Cup will witness intense battles between countries. Some try to take the ultimate revenge, while others vie to keep their dominance intact.

Many World-Class players have graced this pitch and have sent the fans into fairylands with their mesmerising spell of magic.

But, for a few players, they are going to play in their last World Cup. Without further ado, let's take at who they are.


#10 Diego Godin

The no-nonsense central defender has featured for the Uruguayan national team in the FIFA World Cup 2010 and 2014. He has been playing for the La Celeste since 2005 and has already featured in 116 games.

He played a pivotal role for Uruguay in the FIFA World Cup 2010, where they finished fourth. Godin played five matches for Uruguay and guarded their defense. In 2014, he captained Uruguay in three matches, but the team ended up losing in the Round of 16.

Uruguay is clubbed with Egypt, Russia and Saudi Arabia in Group A. They are the favourites to top the group, and they could certainly do it with a decent performance. Godin is already 32 and this could be his last World Cup.

Uruguayan team will try to send their captain with a memorable performance in the World Cup.

The team needs Godin to secure their defense from the vulnerabilities. The immense experience Godin has will help Uruguay to a certain extent. He is still one of the vital cogs in their arsenal and hence, the team wants him to rise to the occasion.

Godin is just eight games away from equalling Maxi Pereira's record of most caps for the national team, and he could certainly break it before the end of World Cup, given they get three or more friendlies.

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