How the veterans have aged from the 2006 World Cup

It’s been eight years since the 2006 World Cup in Germany and there are a good amount of players who have been lucky enough to make multiple appearances. We’ve tracked down photos from both tournaments. Some players have aged quite a bit, some have had hair identity issues, while others have avoided the effects of father time all together.

Andres Guardado, Mexico

Rafael Marquez, Mexico

Miroslav Klose, Germany

Gianluigi Buffon, Italy

Iker-Casillas, Spain

Tim Cahill, Australia

Frank Lampard, England

Didier Drogba, Ivory Coast

Niko Kovac, Croatia

Steven Gerrard, England

Yaya Toure, Ivory Coast

Andrea Pirlo, Italy

Clint Dempsey, United States

DaMarcus Beasley, United States

Lionel Messi, Argentina

Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal

Arjen Robben, Netherlands

Andres Iniesta, Spain

Wayne Rooney, England

Fred, Brazil

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