The players with the most call-ups in the history of the World Cup

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.

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Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo became European champion in 2016 with the Portuguese national team with which he participated in the 2006-2010-2014-2018-2022 World Cup.
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Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi with the Argentina national team he won a Copa America and the Beijing Olympics. He participated in the World Championships of 2006-2010-2014-2018-2022.
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Andres Guardado 
Andres Guardado is the captain of the Mexican national team with which he participated in five World Cups (2006-2010-2014-2018-2022).
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Guillermo Ochoa
Guillermo Ochoa has a career as goalkeeper of the Mexico national team parallel to that of Guardado playing the 2006-2010-2014-2018-2022 World Cup.
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Antonio Carbajal
Antonio Carbajal is another Mexican player, the first to have taken part in five editions of the World Cup (1950-1954-1958-1962-1966).
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Lothar Matthäus
Lothar Matthäus won a European Championship and a World Championship with the shirt of Germany with which he participated in the World Cup 1982-1986-1990-1994-1998
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Gianluigi Buffon
Gianluigi Buffon, goalkeeper of Italy with whom he won the 2006 World Cup, wore the shirt of the Azzurri in the 1998-2002-2006-2010-2014 World Cup.
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Rafael Márquez
Rafael Márquez is the fourth Mexican in this special list having participated in the 2002-2006-2010-2014-2018 World Cup.
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