Illustrations made for the blog Puntero Izquierdo from Brazil, about special characters of the Russia World Cup 2018.
Son Heung-Min, forward of South Korea team. The major asian football talent will probably have to leave the boots at the height of his career to attend his country's compulsory military service.
Idrissa Gana Gueye, midfielder of Senegal. He became a meme in Brazil after he was seen leaning against the goal post in the goal of Yerri Mina. That goal of Colombia meant the elimination of his team.
Felipe Baloy, defender and capitain of Panama team. He became the first panamanian to score in a World Cup. It came after the six goals England made to his team but the audience in the stadium did not seem to care about it.
Nordim Amrabat, forward of Morroco team. He fought with Sergio Ramos and caused a good impression against Spain but will be best remembered for talking to the cameras after his team disqualification "VAR is bullshit!".
Javier Mascherano, midfielder and captain of Argentina team. The last appearance of Mascherano who was close to glory many times with his team. But he finally finished in a melancholic way with all the problems with AFA and Sampaoli could not fix, ending with no prize.
Stanislav Cherchesov, coach of Russia. The ossetian was a former goalkeeper of URSS, Commonwealth of Independent States and finally Russia. The coach led a discredited team much further than the world could imagine.