One of the most interesting moments of the World Cup is the performance of national anthems: if we knew the lyrics of certain songs and the contexts in which they were written, we would listen to them smiling.
We reveal for example the curiosity related to the anthem of the Italian national team that will not participate in the World Cup in Qatar.
Have you ever listened to all the lyrics of Mameli's hymn? In the final part we talk about formations to keep in battle, proclamations against Austria, against the Cossacks and references to the Balilla!
Messi and Ronaldo are iconic. The pair of eternal rivals will compete in the fifth World Cup of their careers. Like them, six other players enter this particular record.
In addition to the two phenomena there are the German Matthaus, the Mexican Carbajal and the compatriot Rafa Marquez, Gigi Buffon, Guilleromo Ochoa, Andres Guardado.
Among these, Buffon did not play in all editions: in 1998 he was only called, but never took the field. The same goes for Ochoa, who never took the field in 2006 and 2010.
Imagination, intuition, keen eye and speed of execution. Formula 1 drivers employ these skills, on the track, to try to file down a tenth of a second in each corner, and off the track to taunt their colleagues.
When they take off their helmets, some prefer to relax, locking themselves in motor homes, alone or with family members.
Others, however, are eager to have fun and often do so by pulling pranks on teammates or other team members. We have chosen some of the most successful ones on and off the track.