Top 5 players to watch in FIFA World Cup 2018
Everyone knows that FIFA World Cup is by far the most prestigious tournament in the world, and the next edition being almost at the doorstep, many emerging footballers would be looking forward to write their names in the history books.
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Factoring in the chances of their teams in the competition, as well as their individual capabilities, we have shortlisted the top 5 players you must follow in the FIFA World Cup 2018.
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Messi would be playing his 4th World Cup for Argentina and is an automatic choice for one of the players to follow during the upcoming World Cup. The 30 year old star forward has won almost every honour of the football world, with just one exception – a major championship trophy for his national team.
He came pretty close in 2014, but Argentina were beaten by the eventual champions Germany in the finals. Messi nevertheless was handed the Golden Ball for the best player of the tournament.
The current Ballon d’Or winner and Portuguese star striker, Cristiano Ronaldo is counted amongst the most prolific goal scorers in the football world, despite having a subpar 2017-18 season. He successfully led Portugal to European Championship victory in 2016, and will be extremely confident of his side’s chances going into the 2018 World Cup. Cristiano Ronaldo would prove himself as the greatest player of all time if he can somehow inspire the Portuguese national football team to their first-ever World Cup triumph.
Regardless of being the most expensive player in the history of the game (post his move to PSG), if Neymar really wants to be treated as a legend of the game, he must guide Brazil to the pinnacle of the football world. Everyone knows how his campaign ended in 2014, when he was out injured in the quarter-finals. And then how Brazil was mauled by Germany in the semis. Neymar Jr returns to FIFA World Cup as a far mature player, well prepared to shoulder the burden of being the best footballer of the world.
Eden Hazard separates himself from a hugely talented team of Belgian footballers because of his remarkable attacking, incredible dribbling and extreme pace. If he can manage to peak at the right time, along with Romelu Lukaku and Kevin de Bruyne, Belgium would be very difficult to beat in the tournament.
Despite having been side lined because of injury for major part of 2017, no one can deny that Manuel Neuer is arguably the best goalkeeper in the football world today. Being the captain of the current World Cup champions, Germany would be desperate to have him back in the squad soon.