The sport of football is booming across the globe, with teams from South America, Asia and Africa reaching new heights.
But how are the big names doing it?
And how do the big-name players, who are in their prime and the highest earners in the game, keep up with the rest of the world?
As it turns out, it’s not all about the money.
For the big guys, the game has become more complicated as they’ve moved up the ladder and started to attract fans from around their own countries.
And as the financial situation has worsened, so has the demand for their product.
The BBC’s Chris Bevan travels around the world to meet some of the stars who are trying to make the biggest impression on the world’s biggest stage.