Berlin - The tallest player at the Russia World Cup comes from Croatia, the most expensive from Brazil, and the youngest from Australia.
Following are these records and four more:
THE TALLEST PLAYER: Only one of 736 World Cup players beats the 2-metre mark, as Croatia goalkeeper Lovre Kalinic from Belgian club Ghent measures 2.01m. But Danish defender Jannik Vestergaard and Belgium keeper Thibaut Courtois are close behind on 1.99m each.
THE SHORTEST PLAYER: Don't expect Saudi Arabia midfielder Jahja Al-Shehri to score many goals from headers at the World Cup as the Leganes player is the shortest of them all in Russia, at 1.64m.
THE OLDEST PLAYER: Aged 45 with a birth date of January 15, 1973, Egyptian goalkeeper Essam El-Hadari is not only the oldest player in Russia but also the oldest overall at the World Cup. He is even older than three World Cup coaches.
THE YOUNGEST PLAYER: Australian teenager Daniel Arzani is the youngest player in Russia at age 19. But that is not an all-time record which still belongs to Nigeria's Femi Opabunmi who took part in 2002 aged 17 years two months.
THE OLDEST COACH: Uruguay's Oscar Tabrez is 71 years three months old which makes him the oldest coach in Russia. But he is some eight months short of the all-time mark which belongs to Otto Rehhagel, the German coach of Greece in 2010.
THE YOUNGEST COACH: Senegal's Aliou Cisse is the youngest helmsman in Russia aged 42 and three months. But that still makes him almost 15 years older than the youngest coach of all-time as that honour remains with Argentina's Juan Jose Tramutola who was a mere 27 years eight months at the maiden World Cup in 1930.
THE MOST EXPENSIVE PLAYER: Paris Saint-Germain had to splash out 222 million euros (261 million dollars) as they met Barcelona's release fee for Brazil captain Neymar.