Brazil goes into every World Cup expecting to win, so when it is in Brazil it is expected even more. You can’t understand what the World Cup means to our country.
The World Cup is a very important way to measure the good players, and the great ones. It is a test of a great player.
You have to show up in the World Cup, and in the World Cup anything can happen.
– Lionel Messi
The World Cup experience is more than just the game of soccer. It is an event. And it will fly by faster than you think. It will end and you will be saying, ‘Wow; it is over already? You have to remember to take it all in and enjoy it.
– Cobi Jones
The truth is that I don’t have a favorite goal. I remember important goals more than I do favorite goal, like goals in the Champions League, where I had the opportunity to have scored in both finals I have played in. Finals in the World Cup or Copa del Rey are the ones that have stayed with me for longer or that I remember more.
– Lionel Messi
Everybody in Argentina can remember ‘the hand of God’ in the England match in the 1986 World Cup. Now, in my country, the ‘hand of God’ has brought us an Argentinean pope.
– Diego Maradona
Leading my country out at the World Cup was something I will never forget
– Mark Viduka
Don’t ever in your life do a World Cup and the Olympic Games at the same time. This will make y ur life almost impossible.
– Eduardo Paes
My No. 1 goal and what I have spent my entire life striving to achieve is to win a World Cup. I want to retire so badly with that World Cup, but if I don’t then I will retire knowing that I have done everything I could to get it.
– Hope Solo
Consequently, I won just about everything I set out to win, everything bar the World Cup, of course. But even now, I don’t regret that, because I was part of a team which twice reached the semi-finals.
– Michael Patini