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Who is the youngest player to play in the World Cup?

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As of 2014, the youngest player to play in the World Cup is Norman Whiteside. He was 17 years and 1 month old when he played in the 1982 World Cup.

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Who is the youngest player to play in the World Cup?
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Norman Whiteside played for Northern Ireland. His first match in the World Cup was against Yugoslavia on June 17, 1982. The game ended 0-0. He also played in the 1986 World Cup. He played as a midfielder and as a striker. He was 17 years old when he signed for Manchester United in 1982 and remained with the club until 1989 when he moved to Everton.

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