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.

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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.

Photo Credit: Getty

 

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