The year is 2054. Earth has been singed to a mere crisp.
No one actually thought the apocalypse would hit, despite repeated and increasingly frantic warnings from Uri Geller.
Only cockroaches and these eight footballers survived. They meet up every four years- no earlier, no later- to take part in the World Cup.
Andreas Granqvist (Sweden)
The only bit of Granqvist harmed in the apocalypse was his slightly singed hairline. Other than that he walked straight through, although the sadness in those deep blue eyes will always hint at tough times.
Yuri Zhirkov (Russia)
Walks around what used to be Russia muttering the words ’29 games for Chelsea’ under his breath.
Valon Behrami (Switzerland)
Behrami still chases Neymar’s ghost around.
Rafael Marquez (Mexico)
Holds the record for playing at every single World Cup.
Sergei Ignashevich (Russia)
The man’s had a hard life. Looks more like a janitor than your local janitor.
Andres Guardado (Mexico)
Finished his Mexico career with 269 caps.
Bruno Alves (Portugal)
Proof that one season playing for Glasgow Rangers can age a man beyond recognition.
Vedran Corluka (Croatia)
Is he even real? Looks suspiciously like a character from the Matrix.
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