It is one of the most exclusive clubs in all of sports, with a membership of only 17 men.
The number would have been 18, but Italy’s legendary Vittorio Pozzo had the temerity — some would say the good luck — to win the World Cup twice during the 1930s.
That means there are only 17 coaches — nine of whom are still alive — who have led a team to soccer’s ultimate prize.
By Sunday night, there will be 18. But whether the latest to be admitted to the club will be Spaniard Vicente del Bosque, German Joachim Loew, Uruguayan Oscar Tabarez or Dutchman Bert van Marwijk is up for debate.