World Cup 2018: 4 players who could win the Golden Ball
The stylish Spanish midfielder has been excellent in this World Cup so far. Spain have scampered through the group stages but Isco has certainly proved his mettle at the biggest stage. He has scored a goal and set up another in the 3 matches Spain have played so far. Moreover, he has taken over the playmaker’s mantle from Andres Iniesta. He averages around 100 passes per match in this World Cup and his passing accuracy remains just a shade below 90%.
Isco’s versatility means that he can play in the wings or behind the striker. He also keeps shuffling between the flanks and the centre of the pitch and as a result, the opposition players find it very difficult to mark him. With striker Diego Costa among goals and Isco showing his class in the midfield, Spain would definitely be among the favourites to win the World Cup.