Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand may not be playing for England in Brazil, but he is in the South American country as a pundit for the BBC. When he is not working for them, then he is having breakfast with some of the legends of the game.
That is what the former England international centre-back stated on social networking site Twitter on Sunday.
Davor Suker is arguably Croatia’s greatest footballer ever. The 46-year-old was a star for his country at the 1998 World Cup finals in France when they defied the odds to reach the semi-finals.
The former Real Madrid star led Croatia to a third-place finish in France, winning the Golden Boot and the Silver Ball in the process.
Suker could never repeat that achievement again, but by then he had already won the La Liga and the Champions League with Madrid in 1997 and 1998 respectively. Suker also played for Arsenal and West Ham United during his playing career.
The other legend Ferdinand had breakfast with on Sunday was Jose Mari Bakero, who played for Real Sociedad until 1988 before moving to Barcelona in 1997. He won La Liga with the Basque giants in 1981 and 1982, and then starred for Barca, clinching the European Cup once, the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup twice and the Spanish league title on four occasions.
Ferdinand may not be playing for England at the World Cup in Brazil, but he is certainly enjoying his time meeting up with some of the world’s best ever players.