Lionel Messi and other short players at Russia 2018 World Cup

Lionel Messi and other short players at Russia 2018 World Cup

The World Cup in Russia is literally days away and we at NAIJ.com promise nothing but the best coverage. Every goal, skill and drama will be analysed here and as part of our build up, we bring you the 10 short players going to Russia for their national teams.

Here goes the list:

1. Alberto Quintero

The Panama midfielder stands at only 165 cm (5 feet and 4 inches).

Shortest players at Russia 2018

Alberto Quintero. Photo credit: Getty Images

2. Yahya Al-Shehri

The Saudi attacker is also about 165 cm tall (5 feet and 4 inches).

Shortest players at Russia 2018

Yahya Al-Shehri. Photo credit: FIFA.com

3. Xherdan Shaqiri

The Swiss winger is a paltry 165 cm (5 feet and 4 inches)

Shortest players at Russia 2018

Xherdan Shaqiri. Photo credit: Getty Images

4. Javier Aquino

The hardworking Mexican midfielder is at 166cm (5 feet and 4 inches)

Shortest players at Russia 2018

Javier Aquino. Photo credit: Getty Images

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5. Eduardo Salvio

Argentine midfielder comes in at 167 cm (5 feet and 5 inches)

Shortest players at Russia 2018

Eduardo Salvio. Photo credit: Getty Images

6. Andres Guardado

The Mexican utility player is just about 167 (5 feet and 5 inches)

Shortest players at Russia 2018

Andres Guardado. Photo credit: Getty Images

7. Mbark Boussoufa

Moroccan utility player is around 167cm (5 feet and 5 inches)

Shortest players at Russia 2018

Mbark Bossoufa. Photo credit: Getty Images

8. Fernando Quintero

The Colombian attacker is at 168 cm (5 feet and 5 inches)

Shortest players at Russia 2018

Fernando Quintero. Photo credit: Getty Images

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9. Thomas Lemar

The French attacker stands just about 169 cm (5 feet and 6 inches)

Shortest players at Russia 2018

Thomas Lemar. Photo credit: Getty Images

10. Lionel Messi

The Argentina attacker stands just around 170 (5 feet and 6 inches)

Shortest players at Russia 2018

Lionel Messi. Photo credit: Getty Images

Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how Argentina took time off their training sessions, to 'participate in a photo session as part of off field sessions.

Barcelona talisman, Lionel Messi alongside Sergio Kun Aguero were involved in a couple of snaps as they get set for the commencement of hostilities, while some of the squad members were perfecting the art of goals' celebration, the remaining were sighted creating new moves before the cameras.

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