The 2006 World Cup final saw the tournament's two oldest rosters—France and Italy—battle it out for the title of world champions.
The winner was Italy—the older of the pair.
History shows that experience counts for a lot at international level, especially as teams have limited training time in which to learn how to play together.
Which teams heading for South Africa have the experience that can help them become world champions?
Find out as we rank the rosters based on their average age, from the youngest to the oldest.
Note: figures are based on a players age at the start of the tournment - June 11.