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9 must-watch players at the World Cup

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Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
The countries have found out their opponents in the Russia World Cup

32 different countries will come together to compete in the 2018 World Cup held in Russia. The likes of Germany, England, France and Spain are expected to advance with ease. When the knockout stages begin, it will be where the top players of each country make a difference in the result of the battle.

Prior to the start of the competition, there are some players who have entered the spotlight as everyone will closely monitor their performance this summer. Both very experienced and inexperienced players are set to be tested on the world stage.

Regardless of whether there will be a surprise winner of the Golden Boot or the Golden Glove, here is a list of 9 players everyone should keep a lookout for when they play in Russia 2018.

#9 Mohammed Salah (Egypt)

Portugal v Egypt - International Friendly
Salah has been a regular scorer for his club and country

The Liverpool player was put to an early test when Egypt faced Euro 2016 champions Portugal. Salah opened the scoring for his country, but unfortunately for him and his team, Cristiano Ronaldo stole the headlines by scoring two goals in extra time.

Formerly from Roma, Salah joined Jurgen Klopp's team this season and has been ripping almost every Premier League team apart with his consistent goal scoring record. Currently, he leads the Premier League scoring chart and is in contention to win his first Golden Boot.

Egypt has been drawn to face Saudi Arabia, Uruguay and hosts Russia. In a group without any favourites to win the title, Salah can demonstrate his strengths in front of the world and that will give Egypt a good chance to progress to the round of 16.

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