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FIFA World Cup 2018: Top 20 players to watch out for!

FIFA World Cup 2018: Top 20 players to watch out for!

The best of the best in football history will be competing against each other in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The fever is about to go crazy tonight as the tournament begins will millions hoping that their team would make it. What makes this world cup interesting is the superstars that fans are rooting for : the line up is nothing less than awesome - Neymar, Messi, Ronaldo. . need we say more? Here are the top superstars who you must watch out for!

1.Mohammed Salah

Mohammed Salah plays for the Egyptian national team. As this is Egypt’s first world cup in 28 years, you can be rest assured that the youngster is all geared up for the showdown. What’s his USPs? Speed, passing ability and remaining cool under pressure.He is also a forward for the English club Liverpool.

2.Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez is a game changer for the Uruguay team. Though he might get a little hot tempered sometimes, he sure is a fiery goal-scorer. This controversial but highly skilled player is a crucial team member in Uruguay’national team.

3.Dea Gea

Dea Gea plays for the Spanish team. He plays as the goal keeper for Manchester United as well. His advantages are his agility, shot stopping between posts and other skills making him an able, sometimes acrobatic even, efficient goal keeper. Spain will greatly benefit from Dea Gea.

4.Paul Pogba

Pogba belongs to the French national team. Pogba is a midfielder who also plays for the English Premier club with the Manchester United. Pogba is primarily a central midfielder, but also efficiently pulls of playing left or attacking midfielder. His technique and dribbling skills are always something to watch out for!

5.Antonio Griezmann

Antonio Greizmann who plays for the French team is an excellent dribbler, takes care to put himself into positions that are probably the best to score goals. The 27 year old was also named the third best football player in the year 2016 as he led the French team to the finals of the European championship.

6.Christian Eriksen

Christian Eriksen is a Danish footballer who plays attacking midfield for the Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.He has been awarded with the Danish Football Player of the Year, Dutch Football talent of the year in addition to various other international accolades as well. No doubt he is a valued team member who can bring Denmark its fair chances of victory.

7.Lionel Messi

His name is his business card. He needs no introduction. He’s almost considered the God of present day football. The 30 year old’s attacking flair has always left the defenders go scratching their heads. He led Argentina to finals last year against Germany but the team lost 1-0. Now this year will be his precious chance to get that elusive trophy for his team which he always wanted.

8. Paulo Dybala

Dybala is also a Argentina player who plays as the forward/attacking midfielder for the Italian club Juventus. With the nickname La Joya , The Jewel no wonder he is a much valued addition tot his team. His USPs are dribbling skills, close control at limited spaces and balance. With Messi in the team already, no doubt that Dybala will be crucial in spearheading the Argentenian team to success.

9. Neymar

Neymar may be Brazil’s golden boy who will earn the nation a World Cup. Already being touted to be better than Messi and Ronaldo, no wonder this player is fret with caution by defenders. He plays a precise, swift game, keeps control as well in addition to his skills set. No doubt he comes on the top slot as the most influential team player in this world cup.

10. Philippe Coutinho

Coutinho is an attacking midfielder who plays for the Brazilian team. He also plays for the Spanish club Barcelona. Coutinho who debuted in 2010 has earned more than thirty caps for Brazil. The 26 year old is also very strong in dribbling, long shots and direct free-kicks.

11. Nemanja Matic

Matic is a Sertbian Midfielder who also plays for Manchester United. He is a very efficient defensive midfielder whose core strengths lie in passing, aerial duel and ball interception as well. Having a propensity to shoot from distance, Nemanja Matic is a very important player for Serbia to move up in this World Cup.

12. Thomas Muller

The German player is not flashy or too much in your face but he packs the punch in his game. He was one of the important reasons as to why Germany clinched its title in 2014 and he well might be spearheading the defending champions to yet another title this time. Watch out for him!

13. Eden Hazard

Doesn’t the name speak for itself? Hazard belongs to the Belgium team and plays for the English Club Chelsea. He usually plays as an attacking midfielder or a wide midfielder. He poses a hazard due to his finer skills in keeping hold of the ball, dribbling and key passes. So other teams better watch out for this hazard!

14.Romelu Lukaku

Lukaku is another player from Belgium who commands respect for the type of game he brings onto the field. He also plays for Manchester United. Lukaku is known for his finishing skills in addition to dribbling and headed attempts. At 190 cms tall, he sure is an intimidating player that will be crucial striker for the Belgium team.

15.Kevin De Bruyne

De Bruyne is yet another Belgium midfielder who also plays for Manchester City. While his strengths are key passing, crossing,through balls, long shots he also likes to cut in, cross and shoot from a distance. With Eden and Lukakau, De Bruyne might pose serious threat to other teams.

16. Harry Kane

Harry Kane is a definite strength for the English team. While Kane hold high skills in long shots and finishing, he also shows efficiency in ball control, through balls and headed attempts. Kane is an attacking midfielder who also plays for the club Tottenham. He is one player to look out for in this world cup.

17.Dele Alli

Dele Alli is yet another important player belonging to the English team who also plays for the club Tottenham Hotspur. Dele Alli brings a good game to the field by utilising his passing and finishing skills. This young player holds a lot of promise for the English team as a performer in this World Cup.

18.Robert Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski is a strike for the Polish team in addition to playing for the Bundesliga club Bayern Munich. He is known for his prowess in the forward position and is highly skilled at finishing, holding onto the ball and long shots. Also the captain of the Polish team, he has what it takes to shoulder the responsibility to win matches with leadership.

19.James Rodriguez

James Rodriguez belongs to the Columbian team. He also plays for Bayern Munich and is an able attacking midfielder centre, left and right. Passing, key passing and taking set-pieces are his strong points while he also dabbles in taking long shots. This well rounded player has the ability to be game changer for his team.

20. Christiano Ronaldo

Christiano Ronaldo is a sensation when it comes to football. The Portuguese footballer plays as a forward to the national team and also for Real Madrid. The 33 year old is a versatile attacker able to pull it off on either sides or in centre as well. Ronaldo is pitted against Messi to be the best players of the game in contemporary football. His crucial skills will go a long way in helping Portugal realise its dreams of clinching the World Cup.