As the 2018 World Cup kicks off in Russia on Thursday, the best football stars will be on display with all manner of skills.
Most of the football greats are mainly players without much heights ranging from Diego Maradona, Pele, Maradona, Jay Jay Okocha, and so on.
DAILY POST brings to you 10 short players to watch out for in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
10. N’golo Kante: Kante is a French professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for English club, Chelsea and the France national team. He stands at 1.68m (5 feet and 6 inches)
9. Eden Hazard: The forward is a Belgian professional footballer who plays for English club, Chelsea and the Belgium national team. The 27-year-old stands at 1.73m (5 feet and 8 inches)
8. Lionel Messi : The Barcelona star will be leading his Argentine side in this year’s World Cup. He stands at 1.7m (5 feet and 6 inches)
7. José Andrés Guardado Hernández is a Mexican professional footballer who plays for Spanish club, Real Betis and the Mexico national team. The 31-year-old midfielder stands at 1.69m (5 feet and 6 inches)
6. Ahmed Musa is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward for English team Leicester City, and the Nigeria national team. The pacy forward stands at 1.7m (5 feet and 6 inches)
5. Eduardo Antonio Salvio is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a right winger for Portuguese club Benfica and the Argentina national team. He stands at 167CM (5 feet and 5 inches)
4. Alberto Quintero : The Panama midfielder stands at only 165 cm (5 feet and 4 inches).
3. Xherdan Shaqiri is a Swiss professional footballer who plays as a winger for Championship club, Stoke City and the Swiss national team. The attacker stands at 169 cm (5 feet and 5 inches)
2. Javier Aquino: Javier Ignacio Aquino Carmona is a Mexican professional footballer who plays for Liga MX club Tigres and the Mexico national team. Javier stands at at 166cm (5 feet and 4 inches)
1. Yahya Al-Shehri : The Saudi attacker is also about 165 cm tall (5 feet and 4 inches).
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