The Brazilian Maradona & Lineker

BBC Sport catches up with the Brazilians named after famous World Cup stars such as Diego Maradona and Gary Lineker.

In Brazil it is not unusual for parents to name their sons after famous footballers, and in World Cup years they sometimes look beyond the national team.

Former Germany players Jurgen Klinsmann and Franz Beckenbauer have also inspired parents in naming their children.

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