10 Footballers to Watch at the 2014 World Cup

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By: COLIN REESE 

 

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil will feature every top soccer nation in the world, and the tournament will be loaded with the deepest talent pool in recent memory.

Below is a list of 10 footballers to watch this summer in the 2014 World Cup, and the players aren’t listed in order of skill-level.

Neymar at 22 years old will be the main player to watch at the 2014 World Cup as his star has been on the rise for years, and now he will attempt to eclipse both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in his native Brazil for the proverbial crown of World’s Best Player.

 

1.  NEYMAR

 

COUNTRY: Brazil

CLUB: Barcelona

POSITION: Wing/Forward

 

 

2.  Andrés INIESTA

 

COUNTRY: Spain

CLUB: Barcelona

POSITION: Attacking Midfielder

 

 

3.  Thomas MÜLLER

 

COUNTRY: Germany

CLUB: Bayern Münich

POSITION: Attacking Midfielder/Forward

 

 

4.  Mario BALOTELLI

 

COUNTRY: Italy

CLUB: Milan

POSITION: Striker

 

 

5.  Andrea PIRLO

 

COUNTRY: Italy

CLUB: Juventus

POSITION: Regista (Deep-Lying Playmaker)

 

 

6.  Arturo VIDAL

 

COUNTRY: Chile

CLUB: Juventus

POSITION: Central Midfielder

 

 

7.  PAULINHO

 

COUNTRY: Brazil

CLUB: Tottenham Hotspur

POSITION: Central Midfielder

 

 

8.  Paul POGBA

 

COUNTRY: France

CLUB: Juventus

POSITION: Central Midfielder

 

 

9.  Cristiano RONALDO

 

COUNTRY: Portugal

CLUB: Real Madrid

POSITION: Winger/Forward

 

 

10.  Lionel MESSI

 

COUNTRY: Argentina

CLUB: Barcelona

POSITION: Attacker

 

 

 

 

 

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