Brazil's legendary player Garrincha was known as Alegria do Povo (Joy of the People) because of his ability to inspire the masses but also because of his humble beginnings.
In the World Cup food chain, Mexico falls somewhere in the middle towards the bottom, not as low as plankton but easily devoured by the predators. It’s scary down there.
On Ghana's roster one last name appears two times: Ayew. Two players on the West African nation's team, André and Jordan, are brothers, better known for their illustrious heritage than for their skills on the field. They are the sons of African soccer legend Abedi Ayew. The name carries great meaning for Ghanaian fans…
Heading into Brazil 2014, Mexico's soccer team is playing like an unrefined orchestra. They will be looking to midfielder Hector Herrera as the conductor to bring them together.