first_imgFive days, five World Cup icons left of talkSPORT.com’s countdown to the tournament’s start.The list featuring Pele, Diego Maradona and Zinedine Zidane, looks at the greatest moments from the most iconic footballers – from great goal scorers and majestic defenders to sensational scoundrels and those who just didn’t know the rules. 2 5) Cafu: Brazil, defender (1994, 1998, 2002, 2006)Desastre! Twenty-one minutes into the 1994 World Cup final, and Jorginho is limping off injured for Brazil. How can coach Carlos Alberto Parreira replace a right-back with such flair, such dynamism, such attack-minded intent?Oh, hang on a minute. There’s Cafu coming off the bench – and it turns out he is the most dynamic, attack-minded right-back in the history of the game. Cafu proved to be just that in a Brazil career spanning 16 years, four World Cups and what remains a record 142 caps. He became the only footballer in history to play in three World Cup finals. It was in the third of those, in Yokohama in 2002, that Cafu truly entered World Cup folklore. As captain of a team that strolled past Germany in the final, he hopped on to a stand not made to bear human weight, threw his medal round the back of his neck to reveal a scrawled message paying tribute to the Sao Paulo favela in which he grew up and, lifting the trophy aloft, screamed: “Regina, eu te amo!” ‘I love you,’ he was telling his wife. 2 talkSPORT is your home of the 2018 World Cup. Tune in all throughout the summer to hear live commentary of every game, and visit talkSPORT.com for expert views and analysis of the big games and key moments from Russia.ICONIC WORLD CUP PLAYERS: BRAZIL RIGHT-BACK CAFUlast_img