The Qatar 2022 World Cup will kick off this Sunday, November 20, 2022 in Doha. For this competition AfrikPage has scoured the lists of players and identified the five oldest players in the competition.
Here is the list of these five oldest players in the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
1- Alfredo Talavera
The Mexican substitute goalkeeper, Alfredo Talavera is the oldest player in this competition.
He will be 40 years and 2 months old on Sunday, the opening day of the World Cup.
Alfredo Talavera Díaz is a Mexican international goalkeeper born on September 18, 1982 in La Barca. Currently with FC Juárez, in the Mexican Championship.
2- Atiba Hutchinson
The Mexican is followed by the Canadian Atiba Hutchinson (39 years and 9 months).
Atiba Hutchinson, born February 8, 1983 in Brampton, Ontario. He plays as a defensive midfielder for Beşiktaş JK in Turkey.
Kepler Laveran Lima Ferreira, nicknamed Pepe, was born on February 26, 1983 in Maceió, Brazil. The Portuguese international plays as a central defender at FC Porto.
4- Eiji Kawashima
The fourth on the list is the Japanese Eiji Kawashima (39 years and 8 months).
Eiji Kawashima was born March 20, 1983 in Yono. He is a goalkeeper at RC Strasbourg.
5- Dani Alves
Brazilian Dani Alves (39 years and 6 months) completes the top 5 list.
Daniel Alves da Silva known as Dani Alves, also called Daniel in Brazil, was born on May 6, 1983 in Juazeiro. He plays as a right-back and midfielder at Pumas UNAM.