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Six new names expected to light up the World Cup in Russia

  • There are a host of (mostly young) new names that raise excitement about the 2018 World Cup in Russia
Nelson Mboya
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Modified 22 Mar 2018, 23:46 IST

6. Hwang Hee-Chan ( 22, South Korea)

While Asia is far from full acknowledgment as a football Powerhouse, the continent has every once in a while produced stars who have shaken the world. Park Ji Sung in the last decade and Shinji Okazaki more are fine examples of the same.

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The continent looks set to make another statement in the form of Salzburg striker Hwang Hee Chan. The forward has helped them grab two Austrian league titles and has been quite impressive in continental competitions.

This season, he has four goals and an assist in 16 league games and one goal and two assists in the Europa League.

He will have the weight of the country on his shoulders in Russia, but it doesn't look like it will weigh him down.

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Published 22 Mar 2018, 23:46 IST
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