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(Clockwise from top right) Robin van Persie, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Hulk

The World Cup ice-breakers

Don't know anything about football? Keep this World Cup players' guide handy so you don't get tongue-tied when the lunch or water-cooler conversation over the next few weeks inevitably gets steered towards the world's most-watched sporting event.
Jun 6, 2014 6:00 AM

Hulk (Brazil) Not the green beast from the Marvel comic but equally incredible; the Brazilian winger (who was born with the less-catchy name of Givanildo Vieira de Souza) boasts a physique as buff as Lou Ferrigno, the bodybuilder-turned-actor who played the Hulk on TV in the