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5 Premier League players who may play starring roles at the 2018 FIFA World Cup

These English Premier League stars will play a vital role for their national sides at the World Cup in Russia

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Top 5 / Top 10 29 Mar 2018, 19:45 IST
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The Premier League is one of the most attractive destinations for any player around the world. Players from a lot of countries want to play in it and showcase their talents to the world.

The biggest tournament in international football, the FIFA World Cup is just around the corner and will be played during the months of June and July. Many players from the Premier League will be part of the tournament and try to achieve glory with their respective national teams.

A few of these players will be the star attractions for their national teams and look set to play vital roles in leading their teams to victory.

Right on this note, let us look at five such PL players who will be stars for their national teams in the upcoming World Cup.


#5 Sadio Mane (Liverpool & Senegal)

Sadio Mane will be Senegal's main man at Russia
Sadio Mane will be Senegal's main man in Russia

Eyebrows were raised when Liverpool signed Sadio Mane for a huge transfer fee in the summer transfer window of 2016 but the Senegalese international silenced his critics with his performances and has now become one of the most important players in the squad.

Known for his speed, dribbling, and directness, Sadio Mane has scored eight goals in the league so far this season and has also provided seven assists to his teammates. He has also scored six goals in the UEFA Champions League and his hat-trick against Porto in the round of 16 of the tournament helped Liverpool reach the quarterfinals after nine years.

He was Liverpool's Player of the Year for the 2016-17 season and was the runner-up to his Liverpool teammate, Mohamed Salah for the African Player of the Year Award in 2017.

Sadio Mane played a leading role to take Senegal to the World Cup and scored some important goals in the qualifiers.

He has scored 13 goals in 46 games for his national team and will be their main source of goals during the World Cup.

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