Take a good-look at 4 of the fastest football players of this planet: FIFA World Cup 2018
by Unik Dhandhi, Wednesday, July 11, 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018 has undoubtedly produced the most thrilling and fast-paced football tournament of all times. Not only the game but the players are even faster. As we all know, FIFA tracks the sprinting speed of each and every player and these stats leads to the declaration of the fastest player of the tournament.
But the most surprising fact about this World Cup is that some of the fastest footballers like Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi, Neymar, Ousmane Dembele, Raheem Sterling, and Marcus Rashford does not even feature in the list of the fastest football payers. Are you still wondering about which player is the fastest in this World Cup? Well, FIFA has published the list of the fastest football players in the tournament.
However, we could not include the whole list of the top 20 fastest footballers of this season. Here are the top 4 fastest football players of FIFA 2018:
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
Speed- 34 km/h (tied)
Although the team of Portugal failed to make a mark in the World Cup 2018, Ronaldo's performance was quite impressive. Despite his age, Ronaldo has managed to clock a speed of 34 km/h in Portugal's 3-3 draw against Spain. Madrid's star Ronaldo has managed to score four goals in the tournament.
Ante Rebic (Croatia)
Speed- 34 km/h (tied)
The second fastest and the fastest player of FIFA 2018 got tied between Cristiano Ronaldo and Ante Rebic; both the players reached the speed of 34 km/h. Ante reached speeds of 34 km/h during his side's 1-1 draw against Denmark in the round of 16 game earlier in the week.
Luis Advincula (Peru)
Speed- 33.8 km/h
Peru’s right-back Luis Advincula bagged the position of third fastest football player of FIFA 2018. 28-year-old Luis reached at the speed of 33.8 km/h against Denmark in their first match. Earlier, Luis reached the speed of 36.15 km/h during a game against Chivas in the Liga MX.
Santiago Arias (Colombia)
Speed- 33.6 km/h
Although, the team of Columbia could not make it to the semi-finals but 26-year-old player should some high-paced skills and helped in scoring three goals and five assists for Columbia. Santiago Arias is the fourth fastest player in Russia. He reached speeds of 33.6 km/h during their round of clash against England on 3rd July.
No matter who wins the trophy of FIFA World Cup 2018, there are some players which require no trophy or memento for proving their mettle. Stay tuned for more sports related updates