In 1994, Roger Milla became the oldest man to have played in the finals of a FIFA World Cup.

He was more than 42 years old, when Cameroon played against Russia in the group stages. He held the record for 20 years, until it was broken during the edition of the ongoing tournament in Brazil.

Columbian goal keeper Faryd Mondragon is now the oldest man to have played a world cup match.

He was just over 43 years when he came in as an 85th-minute substituted for Columbia against Japan.

However, Milla scored a goal against Russia, setting a record as the oldest goalscorer in a World Cup tournament.

One Response to “Roger Milla loses FIFA age record”

  1. MARK Man says:

    Damn!!!! go home read your history books and come correct your article…. Cameroon never played Japan at the 1994 world… check well before you give these kids wrong informations please…

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