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World Cup 2018: Top 10 players to watch out for

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2018 La Liga Football FC Barcelona v Real Sociedad May 20th
Can anyone stop this man?

The countdown has already begun and it is ticking. The biggest tournament in the world is going to begin in a few weeks’ time. While club football might still not be over due to the impending Champions League final, there is already a feeling that people might have just forgotten about it after all and are, instead, hyped about the World Cup.

That is what the greatest competition in the world does to people – it makes people dream. The joy of seeing your country lift the trophy is unparalleled and can’t be explained in words.

Like every other year, every player would look to help his team to lift the biggest trophy of them all. And here are 10 players to look out for at the World Cup 2018.

#10 Toni Kroos

Villarreal v Real Madrid - La Liga
Midfield genius

The German is the midfield engine of Real Madrid and Germany. His presence at the centre gives balance to the team and provides them with someone who sets the tempo from the middle.

The German has made 76.7 passes-per-game in the league with an accuracy of 93.1%. He has also made 2.4 key-passes-per-game but the best part is his 6.2 long-balls-per-game.

His ability to launch the ball and find his team-mates 50-60 yard away from him makes him a great proponent of counter-attacking football.

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Published 21 May 2018, 12:38 IST
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