The World Cup's 100 most iconic stars: Antonio Rattin for Argentina

2018-03-13 11:43:02

There are 93 days to go until the 2018 World Cup begins and is counting them down by looking at the competition's most wonderful players.

This list, featuring Pele, Diego Maradona and Zinedine Zidane , looks at the most iconic footballers and their greatest moments – from great goalscorers and majestic defenders to sensational scoundrels and those who just didn’t know the rules.

93) Antonio Rattin: Argentina, midfielder (1962 and 1966)

Forget the Falklands. On the football pitch, the historic rivalry between England and Argentina stems from a tetchy 1966 World Cup quarter-final, when Rattin was sent off for ‘violence of the tongue’ by German ref Rudolf Kreitlein, who didn’t speak Spanish. The captain (pictured leading his side out against West Germany and playing against England) reacted as we all would: he refused to leave the pitch, before staging a sit-down protest on the red carpet reserved for the Queen.


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