Steve Staunton the World Cup record breaker

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We might not be there but that doesn’t mean that World Cup fever isn’t set to grip the nation ahead of tonight’s opening game between Brazil and Croatia at 9pm.

Between betting, busters and just sheer general interest, we’ll all have our say on the tournament over the next few weeks.

The big question remains whether Dundalk’s very own Steve Staunton will have his record broken.

The former Liverpool and Aston Villa star – who played at Italia 90, USA 94 and Japan and South Korea in 2002 – has drawn more World Cup games than any player in the history of the tournament with eight.

The stat was revealed by the good folks over at Balls.ie, who also revealed that Robbie Keane (3) has scored as many World Cup goals as Cristiano Ronaldo (2), Lionel Messi (1) and Wayne Rooney (0) combined and that Ireland hold the record for the highest ever finish at a World Cup despite not winning a match (1990).

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