A lot can change in eight years...or even longer.
Receding hair lines, new facial hair and one-time World Cup newbies can soar to meteoric superstardom.
Thankfully, Eurosport have compiled a side-by-side comparison of stickers from past World Cups with those for this summer's tournament in Brazil.
Some of the highlights include a balding Arjen Robben and a beardless Andrea Pirlo. Here are some of the best.
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