Those at the biggest football tournament with the most likes on Facebook.
Social media now engulfs football and the stars on display at the 2014 World Cup use Facebook to promote themselves to a larger audience.
Those that are successful at it can see their profile and income hugely rise from ventures outside of the sport and fanatix has decided to see who are the most liked players at this summer’s tournament.
Here is a starting XI made up of players with the most likes on their Facebook page.
GK – Iker Casillas, Spain and Real Madrid – 18.5m likes
The Madrid and national team captain has enjoyed huge amounts of success in his career to date, although has endured a difficult couple of years at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu recently.
Casillas has been made to play second fiddle to Diego Lopez in La Liga, but at the World Cup the 33-year-old is certain to be between the sticks.