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Deschamps' rare achievement

Deschamps' rare achievement

Didier Deschamps has become the fourth manager to lead his team to a World Cup final after playing in one as a player. Deschamps was known as the water carrier as France reached won the 1998 World Cup on home soil. And on Tuesday he managed his nation to a 1-0 win against Belgium. That means his side will take on either Croatia or England in Sunday's final in Moscow. The 49-year-old is not the first man to achieve the feat of playing and managing in a final, however. Franz Beckenbauer also pulled off that double achievement while representing Germany. He won the 1974 World Cup with West Germany before taking charge of the national team. He led them to the final in 1990 and won the competition by beating Argentina 1-0. Rudi Voller reached two World Cup finals during his playing career. He was on the losing side in 1986 as West Germany were beaten 3-2 by Argentina. But under the charge of Beckenbauer, he was part of the winning West Germany team four years later. Voller then managed Germany for the 2002 edition of the competition and led them to the final. His team were beaten 2-0 by Brazil at the International Stadium in Yokohama. The first person to win the World Cup as both a manager and a player was Mario Zagallo, who spanned two brilliant Brazil sides. Zagallo won the tournament in both 1958 and 1962 while representing Brazil as a player. And in 1970, with the likes of Pele, Jairzinho and Tostao in his side, he took the country to another World Cup win as manager, beating Italy 4-1 at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico.

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