The world’s best soccer players have descended on Russia for the 2018 World Cup. Which means that the planet’s most recognizable names- like Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo are going to be ready to put on a stellar performance wearing their National Team’s jersey. And, they will be joined by superstars from six continents in hopes of lifting the famous trophy. While it is a tough job to list all the greatest players of the World Cup, we have here a list of some players to keep an eye out for currently. Watch Out For These Players At 2018 World Cup:
Lionel Messi, Argentina:
Messi is arguably the best player in the world and there’s only a few who can rival him even today. He has been named so five times since 2008. But, there’s one title that has eluded him his entire career. And he is out to get it for what many experts think is his last time. If you doubt his abilities because he’s crossed 30 then you have to watch this.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal:
The man known widely as Messi’s nemesis for lack of a better term is also out to stake his claim as the best ever. And he even has an advantage in that he captained Portugal to the European Championship in 2016. Portugal has a difficult task ahead in the form of Spain but take one look right here and you’ll know why Portugal still has a chance.
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Brazil is one of the favorites to lift the trophy this year. And Neymar is one of the key men to lead them to the trophy for a sixth time.
Mo Salah, Egypt:
Egypt’s Mo Salah took the soccer world by storm in 2017. He’s seemingly come out of nowhere to become on of the best players on the planet. And while he wasn’t on the field today, he’s sure to leave a mark on this world cup.
Sadio Mane, Senegal:
If Senegal is to have any chance of competing for the title, it’ll need great performances from Sadio Mane. Luckily, Mane churns out amazing performances on a consistent basis. He has almost singlehandedly brought Senegal to the tournament with a myriad of goals and assists. And while soccer fans agree that Mane is a superb talent, very few agree that he is world-class. But, if he continues to notch up excellent performances on this world cup, you never know. You are currently reading “Watch Out For These Players At 2018 World Cup”.
Alex Iwobi, Nigeria:
The 21-year-old forward may not be the most important player for Nigeria right now. He’ll remain a key nonetheless. And since Nigeria is stuck in a group with Argentina, Croatia, and Iceland, they will be relying on Iwobi to come through like he did in the qualifiers.
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Keylor Navas, Costa Rica:
You just can’t forget the goalies when Keylor Navas is out there making all those tremendous saves! And Costa Rica’s own has proven time and time again that he can more than just hang on the biggest stage. He is quick to meet attackers off the line, add to that his blazing fast reflexes and you have one of the stars of 2018’s world cup.
Antoine Griezmann, France:
Don’t let Griezmann’s 5-foot-9 stature fool you. He stands tall on the soccer field. He has been named the world’s third-best player in 2016, partly because he led France to the finals of the 2016 European championship.
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