Geronimo Rulli and Juan Foyth of Villarreal are now the second and third players. Respectively, to represent Villarreal in a World Cup final. Both were selected by Lionel Scaloni for the Argentina team, and neither has yet to make a start. Geronimo Rulli and Foyth came off the bench when his nation defeated Croatia in the semi-finals.
The only other member of the Yellow Submarine to compete in a World Cup final was left-back Joan Capdevila. Who started for Spain in their victory over the Netherlands in the 2010 championship game.
Pepe Reina and Raul Albiol, current Villarreal players, were also included in the team for the competition in South Africa. Santi Cazorla did not compete in 2010. Geronimo Rulli although he did win medals at the Euro 2008 and World Cup in 2010.
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Along with Albiol, Capdevila, and Cazorla, club legend Marcos Senna was also a member of the 2008 team; however, physical issues prevented him from participating in the squad in 2010. While playing for Villarreal, former center-back Diego Godin led Uruguay to the 2010 World Cup semifinals. Where they fell to the Netherlands 3-2.
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Geronimo Rulli and Foyth have now joined a select group and are trying to emulate Capdevila’s success by raising the trophy on Sunday in Lusail.
Emi Martinez of Aston Villa is better than Rulli. Who is unlikely to add to his four international appearances, while Foyth is last in line to play right back behind Nahuel Molina of Atletico Madrid and Gonzalo Montiel of Sevilla.
Given his stellar performance over the last several seasons. In fact, he is likely a superior defender to both Molina and Montiel. Argentina will face a difficult test against the current tournament champions France in what could be an exciting matchup in Qatar.
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