World Cup 2014: 11 Players To Watch In Brazil

Zidane ‘98. Hurst ’66. Muller ’70. Maradona ’86. Pele ’58-’70.

While the World Cup is all about the strengths of the teams, it is hard to place the legendary status on players who rise above everyone else. Some solidify their status, even if they don’t get to raise the cup. It is all about impact, team leadership, mind-boggling passes and powerful goals.

We picked 11 players who we’re not taking our eyes off for even a second this year. Why eleven? Because this is football after all.

World Cup 101: Predictions For All 32 Teams

Others to Know
Clint Dempsey – USA
Xavi – Spain
Keisuke Honda – Japan (pictured)
Vincent Kompany – Belgium
Iker Casillas – Spain
David Silva – Spain
Gokhan Inler – Switzerland
Robin Van Persie – Netherlands
Thiago Silva – Brazil
Andrea Pirlo – Italy
Mesut Ozil – Germany
Xherdan Shaqiri – Switerzerland
Luka Modric – Croatia
Steven Gerrard – England
Oscar – Brazil
Arturo Vidal – Chile
Alexis Sanchez – Chile
Eden Hazard – Belgium

Brian Reddoch is a CraveOnline reporter and rabid fan of all teams Seattle. You can follow him on Twitter @ReddReddoch or “like” CraveOnline Sports on Facebook.

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