#FollowFriday – 5 World Cup Dads You Need To Follow

Follow these dads for tips on team playing.


Thaaqib Daniels |

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is upon us… But so is Father’s Day. Which is why this week’s #FollowFriday is dedicated to the dads travelling to Russia to represent their countries and families in the tournament. Here are five football dads you need to follow.

Sergio Aguero – Argentina

The Manchester City striker will still be wearing blue when he runs onto the field in his Argentinean kit. The English Premier League champion will be cheered on by his son Benjamin, who is a commonly spotted on the proud dad’s Instagram.

Aguero, along with Messi and the rest of La Albiceleste will be aiming to beat their last world cup finish as runner ups in 2014 and finally reclaim their glory days.

John Obi Mikel – Nigeria

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The Nigerian captain will be leading his boys in green and white—a kit that the internet has fallen in love with—as they carry African hopes to Russia (Along with four other African nations). It’s not difficult to see why the players look up to him, he has to captain his home team of daughters, Mia and Ava, along with his partner, Olga.

Marcelo – Brazil

The Real Madrid left-back recently celebrated with the Spanish side after winning the Uefa Champions League final against Liverpool, and will be looking to add the FIFA World Cup to his trophy cabinet. When he’s not overlapping wingers and putting in tackles, he winds down with his wife, Clarisse, and sons, Enzo and Liam.

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Adil Rami – France

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The French defender will be looking to keep as many clean sheets as possible, along with fellow centre-back Raphael Varane. But when he’s off the field, he’s tasked with keeping another formidable partnership in check – twins Zayd and Madi.

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Cristiano Ronaldo – Portugal

The Real Madrid winger has been tasked with leading Portugal to World Cup glory. It’s clear that he’s had an impact on his eldest son, Cristiano Jr., who looks likely to be following in his dad’s footsteps. But will that be the case for six-month old twins Mateo and Eva Maria? We’ll just have to wait and see if they’ll be chasing a ball before their first steps.

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