'Globetrotter' Reaches End of the Road at FIFA World Cup

Football has seen some great players still play the game aged over 40 like Van der Sar, Oliver Kahn, Buffon and interestingly all of them being goal keepers. This edition of the FIFA World Cup will also see Colombia goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon make history.

updated: May 28, 2014 10:44 IST
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Bogota: Colombia goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon will make history when he turns 43 on June 21 as he will become the oldest player to be part of any World Cup finals squad.

Mondragon's amazing football journey has seen him appear in six World Cup qualifying campaigns and play for 11 clubs in seven countries.

There has been no shortage of emotion, but Mondragon insisted: "I am proud to reach a World Cup at my age. Today I feel happier than when I was first called for the United States" in 1994 where he was understudy to Oscar Cordoba.

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